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THK Seeking Manufacturing Engineer at Portland Location

Position Summary:

Responsible for the support and coordination of lean production initiatives, including routine duties to best support

the plant needs. Responsibilities also include the development and implementation of capital and expense projects

in support of manufacturing departments.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: (Essential functions)

• Monitor and correct safety/ergonomic issues

• Provide manufacturing technical support for production operations, which includes tooling, fixturing and process troubleshooting utilizing existing systems and procedures

• Implement processes and equipment improvements

• Assist with capability studies for present and future processes

• Assist in the development and launch of new equipment/tooling

• Assist with industrial engineering process issues

• Provide direction and guidance to the engineering technician

• Assist OEE and downtime improvements by aiding in the development of preventative maintenance, equipment

and tooling programs

• Coordinate cost reduction and lean manufacturing efforts with production operators

• Continuously improve through employee development, process improvement and elimination of waste

• Develop and implement capital/expense projects to support cost reduction initiatives

• Participate in strategic business development initiatives

• Participate in lean workshops

• Complete the planning/estimating of new manufacturing processes and operations

• Maintain work standards for manufacturing operations

• Work with Industrial Engineer to improve and update the plant layout including material handling considerations

• Support the PFMEA process to reduce operational risks

• Comply with all Company policies

Additional Responsibilities:

• Participate in GDPIM product launch activities as required

• Assist other functional areas as directed

• Participate, as required, in six sigma and O.E. (lean, continuous improvement) workshop activities

• Communicate updates for records of equipment in the plant (PCR’s)


• Bachelor degree in manufacturing/mechanical/industrial engineering or related field preferred

• Approximately 3 years tool design experience preferred

• Working knowledge of computer aided design systems

• Working knowledge of statistical process control

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Knowledge of CNC machining preferred

• Computer literate with knowledge of various software

• Six Sigma Green Belt status preferred

• Knowledge of Lean Production techniques, JIT concepts, motion time study & standards development preferred

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Associates may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as necessary.

Please email your resume, with “Manufacturing Engineer” in the subject line, along with a cover letter to

This announcement was sponsored by THK RHYTHM AUTOMOTIVE


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