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Automotive Division Job Opportunities

Chicopee, MA | Portland, TN

Chicopee, MA

Available Positions:
Quality Engineer |

Quality Engineer

Essential Job Functions:

  • Primarily responsible for meeting our quality requirements and goals as they relate to PPAP, problem resolution, documentation and change approval.
  • Provide leadership for continuous improvement team activities in specific manufacturing departments.
  • Coordinate activities with both Manufacturing and Quality Assurance, particularly on issues related to customer requirements.
  • Active participation in defining inspection requirements, acceptance limits and inspection plans to ensure compliance with customer requirements.
  • Identify areas for improvement related to customer quality and recommended solutions to identified problems. Implement approved changes using quality principles and document requirements on a timely basis.
  • Work closely with manufacturing operations to identify and resolve production and quality system deficiencies.
  • Help facilitate continuous improvement and learning across functional areas through training and communication of quality initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering discipline.
  • At least 3 years of Quality Engineer experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, high volume automotive manufacturing company.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing, project management and ISO procedures are preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills and communication skills are required.
  • Ability to travel as needed, including internationally.
  • ASQ certified is a plus.
  • Familiar with TS16949 certification requirements.

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.



Portland, TN

Available Positions:
3rd Shift Assembler | Material Planner | Material Handler—2nd Shift | 2nd Shift Injection Molding Technician  |  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 Planner

Essential Job Functions:

  • Issuing and managing production schedules
  • Coordinates priorities between Production, Materials and Logistics
  • Reviews production reports for accuracy
  • Inventory control and cycle counting
  • Makes and posts production graphs for the shop floor
  • Continuous Improvement Activities.
  • Manages system for setup and operations (QAD, Freedom, EAM, IQS)
  • Assists Plant Manager as needed

Requirements:

  • High school diploma. Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience and computer skills including Microsoft Office programs. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written oral or diagram form.

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.


2nd Shift Injection Molding Technician

U.S. Tsubaki Automotive, LLC, a world-class manufacturer and supplier of Timing Chain Systems to the automotive industry, is seeking an Injection Molding Technician—2nd shift in Portland, Tennessee.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for machine quality and productivity as well as maintaining all equipment.
  • Responsible for training all new operators on machine procedures and checking part quality.
  • Maintain molding equipment (molding machine, dryer, grinder, etc.).
  • Maintain the quality of parts.
  • Pull and set molds.
  • Ability to navigate PLC to change robot setup.
  • Ability to check moister content of material.
  • Ability to read small quality testing equipment (calipers, mics, etc.).
  • Maintain molds (change date stamp and mold cleaning etc.).
  • Knowledge of screw cleaning.
  • Basic molding machine maintenance.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues with molding machine.
  • Ability to read a blueprint.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a High School diploma. Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred.
  • At least three to five years of experience in high volume manufacturing, preferably in the automotive industry.
  • Ability to work self-directed.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and project management skills.
  • Microsoft Office programs.

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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