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Automotive Division Job Opportunities

Chicopee, MA | Portland, TN |

Chicopee, MA

Available Positions:
Industrial Maintenance Electrician |Maintenance Mechanic 3rd Shift  Test & Evaluation Engineer  

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN  

US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC, an international tier-one supplier of chain-drive systems to automotive OEM's, has a career opportunity in our Chicopee, Massachusetts.

This is a weekend shift-full time position. Must have a valid electrical license.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Plan, layout and perform all required operations in the installation, maintenance and repair of all electrical equipment and wiring used in various plant departments, services, offices, lighting and power circuits, starters, cranes, hoists and other auxiliary equipment. 
  • Disassemble ordinary units, determine extent of troubles, troubleshoot electrical problems, repair and/or replace defective parts or wiring and reassemble.
  • Install computer or numerical controlled equipment, troubleshoot and diagnose problems, determine the extent of the trouble and remedy the problem. 
  • Disassemble, clean and repair motors and reassemble.

Requirements:

  • Manufacturing background preferred. 
  • Work conforms to the details of the Electrical Code of Massachusetts and the incumbent must be licensed to work in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  • Must have valid electrical license, PLC experience preferred.
Please mail or e-mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki at 106 Lonczak Drive, Chicopee, MA 01022 or email autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line. 


MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 3RD SHIFT  

US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC, an international tier-one supplier of chain-drive systems to automotive OEM's, has a career opportunity in our Chicopee, Massachusetts Location. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support and maintain production machinery.  
  • Plan and perform a variety of general maintenance duties to install, maintain, repair production equipment, electrical machines or equipment, motors, controls, electrical tools, etc.  
  • Must be able to tear down machines, diagnose troubles, and repair/replace damaged mechanisms.  

Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency. 
  • Be able to read and write English. 5 -7 years’ experience has a Maintenance Mechanic
  • Be able to set up & operate machine tooling, fit & align parts, read blueprints
  • Have the experience necessary to recommend machine modifications.

Tsubaki offers competitive benefits and starting pay, step increases and shift differential.  Please send resume to  autocareers@ustsubaki.com.



TEST & EVALUATION ENGINEER

US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC a world-class manufacturer and supplier of Timing Chain Systems to the automotive industry is seeking a Test & Evaluation Engineer.  The purpose of this position is to evaluate and test chain drive performance within internal combustion engines; operating engine dynamometers and motoring stands.

The purpose of this position is to evaluate and test chain drive performance within internal combustion engines; operating engine dynamometers and motoring stands.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Testing chain drive performance within internal combustion engines; operating engine dynamometers and motoring stands. 
  • Traveling to customer sites to conduct chain system evaluations as part of a global evaluation team.
  • Performing Finite Element Analysis on Tsubaki chain system components.
  • Setting up complex chain system and component tests using appropriate hardware, sensors, data acquisition, etc.
  • Designing test parts and creating engineering drawings.
  • Operating and maintaining dynamic chain test machines.
  • Preparing test reports on system evaluations and component tests.
  • Examining and evaluating customer test results.
  • Develop and provide test plans for customer issues and limited scope projects.
  • Design and acquire required test equipment/fixtures from vendors
  • Conduct product evaluations using internal and external standards for test work.
  • Document the tests conducted, results, issues encountered, and the solutions developed.
  • Utilize monitoring and measuring equipment to perform inspection and test functions.
  • Participate in global cross-functional teams, including marketing, designers, manufacturing, sales and procurement.
  • Manage workload to ensure timely and accurate completion of tasks.
  • Performs Test & Evaluation facility upgrades and maintenance.
  • Maintaining all lab equipment to IATF/TS16949 standards, including calibration.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required. Mechanical Engineering preferred. 
  • 0- 3 years of related experience preferred. 
  • Understanding of engineering experimentation, data acquisition and instrumentation.
  • Understanding, with hands-on experience, of internal combustion engines. 
  • Strong mechanical skills and strong CAD&FEA skills. (Solidworks, Ansys, NX).
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and speaking skills.
  • Critical thinking and complex problem solving skills required. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and written. 
  • Comfortable with public speaking and communicating effectively.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in MS Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel & Word. Ability to move safely in a manufacturing environment.
  • Occasional travel, less than 20%

Please mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki, 138 Davis Street, Portland, TN 37148 or email us at autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.  



Portland, TN

Available Positions:
3rd Shift Assembler | Material Handler—2nd Shift | Quality Engineer  

3rd Shift Assembler

Essential Job Functions:

  • Following work instructions and/or route sheets, assemble and/or pack products for various departments.
  • Inspect machinery at beginning of shift and notate on check sheet.
  • Clean and/or lubricate machinery as required.
  • Inspect and place parts in designated trays.
  • Meet specified quantity and quality guidelines.
  • Maintain equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Report faulty operation or defective material to supervisor.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior assembly experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with EDI, QAD, or other manufacturing software and MS Office Suite a plus.

Please mail or e-mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki at 138 Davis Street, Portland, TN 37148 or email autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.


Material Handler—2nd Shift

US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC a world-class manufacturer and supplier of Timing Chain Systems to the automotive industry is seeking a Material Handler—2nd Shift in Portland, Tennessee.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operate fork lift trucks.
  • Remove materials from warehouse racks using lot control and FIFO control as directed.
  • Prepare and place material boxes for Assembler’s access.
  • Load conveyors with empty trays and remove completed trays.
  • Inspect and palletize completed trays.
  • Remove kit pallets, shrink wrap and store in designated location.
  • Maintain production line flow by providing constant flow of material to line.
  • Maintain equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Report faulty operation or defective material to supervisor.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior assembly related experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with EDI, QAD or other manufacturing software and MS Office Suite a plus.

Please mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki, 138 Davis Street, Portland, TN 37148 or email us at autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.


Quality-Engineer

US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC a world-class manufacturer and supplier of Timing Chain Systems to the automotive industry is seeking a Quality Engineer in Portland, Tennessee.

The Quality Engineer works directly with Tier Two suppliers to ensure compliance with Quality System requirements. Performs audits on suppliers to rate actual performance against standards. Issues and follows up on Corrective Actions for non-compliance. Coordinates activities with both Manufacturing and Quality Assurance, particularly on issues related to daily production and/or new products. Responsible for day-to-day Supplier Quality function. In addition, this role will be responsible for all packaging designs, working with the customers, suppliers, and internal departments for the most cost efficient design that maintains a quality part. This position will also be responsible for continuous improvement activities related to packaging to support safety, quality, cost, and process. The Quality Engineer role will be the APQP liaison. This means that they will work with the current CFT (Cross Functional Team) and APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) team to ensure good communication with manufacturing departments especially during PPAP and launch events. This position is responsible to ensure that all APQP related items are tracked and support CFT as required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops Supplier Quality Manual to outline Supplier Quality expectations, including elements based on the TS16949 standards.
  • Develop Supplier Audit Check System to review Supplier compliance with Quality Systems standards and document Supplier performance.
  • Develop process expertise for supplier operations. Critical commodities include Powdered Metals, Plastics, Aluminum Die Casting, and Cast Iron along with commodity products such as Springs, Limiters and Bolts.
  • Responsible for tracking occurrences per month directly related to supply base non-conformities.
  • Hold accountability to 20-30 major automotive tier two suppliers while maintaining and continually improving upon relationships between both USTA and the supply base.
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual supplier audits based on high, medium and low risk suppliers.
  • Manage, maintain and improve USTA Supplier Development and Monitoring scoring system.
  • Track, record and hold accountability to various corrective actions up to and including official OEM complaints.
  • Develop thriving and positive relationships and lines of communication with various tier two suppliers. Partnership approach vs Supplier/Customer.
  • Work directly with customers, suppliers, and internal departments to develop packaging designs that meet safety, quality, cost, and process goals.
  • Evaluate current packaging to improve safety, quality, cost, and process improvements.
  • Organize packaging submissions, trials and testing to meet customer timing, quality, cost.
  • Meet with offsite CFT, APQP, Management team to understand the APQP requirements for each project launch.
  • Coordinate APQP activities ensuring that team members understand requirements.
  • Track APQP activities, communicate status to CFT, APQP, and Management. Support CFT and Manufacturing in APQP and related activities in order to meet timing and customer expectations.
  • Prepare APQP documents (Customer required documents, Control Plan, PFMEA, Process Flow Diagrams, etc..) and Work standards as required. Report to management any issues prior to missing an objective.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • 1-2 Years of Automotive Manufacturing Experience; Two (2) years Quality Engineer experience is highly desired
  • Engineering or in a related field of study and at least five years of QE leadership experience in an industrial and/or automotive environment. Experience with lean manufacturing, project management, and ISO procedures is preferred.
  • Use of SPC, AQP tools and metrics to proactively identify and introduce improvement to tier two organizations.
  • Proficient with the use of SPC and C.I. activities to reduce waste and prevent quality non-conformities throughout tier two supply base.
  • Effective in control plan auditing and process verification.
  • Experience with effective corrective action implementation and root cause evaluation, using methodologies such as: 5Y, Fishbone, 5P, 8D’s, DMAIC Six Panels, Six Sigma.
  • Effective presentation and communication skills when speaking in front of large groups of people.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and communicating effectively.
  • Familiar with automotive fast pace of work environment and high priority customer requirements.
  • Experience with the IATF 16949 requirements and specific clauses for supplier monitoring and development.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively in high stress situations. Must be able to work independently while maintaining a distinguished level of time and priority management.
  • Management of cross-functional teams to resolve open and repeat corrective actions. Strong leadership skills with ability to take various teams towards data driven goals based around COQ, CAPA, and SCARS.
  • Proficient problem solving and root cause analysis skill; Ability to lead regular meetings via teleconference or in face with various tier two suppliers.

Please mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki, 138 Davis Street, Portland, TN 37148 or email us at autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.


Tsubaki is an EEO Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities 

Tsubaki offers competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits, including health benefits effective on date of hire, 401(k) match and profit sharing.

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