Production Engineering Specialist

Stratford, Ontario
Job Type Permanent
Job ID 16949
Salary $0.00
Job Description

Title: Production Engineering Specialist

Location: Stratford, ON

Type; Full Time Permanent

Salary: TBD

Benefits: Full benefits

Reports to:  Manager, Production Engineering



Our client, manufactures stamping and welded assembly processes and are a Tier One supplier to one of the largest Japanese automotive company 


Area of Accountability:  Production Engineering, and Production Preparation department.


Major Responsibilities:


Daily Production:

  • Conduct Root Cause analysis on Safety and Production/Quality issues and support or lead countermeasure implementation.
  • Support or Lead Focus Cell Activities to kaizen equipment issues using Fault Data analysis. Use structured approach to systematically identify and fix equipment issues.
  • Provides guidance/directs Maintenance TMs as required during projects or during major repairs.
  • Coordinate and Prioritize daily activities with Maintenance and Production/PC groups to obtain line-time and make enhancements and implement Kaizen.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Observe internal Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to identify, and initiate opportunities for process improvement.
  • Utilize engineering practices, and principles to optimize process parameters including, cycle time reduction, line balancing, error proofing, welding optimization, and other tools of lean manufacturing.
  • Responsible for preparation of cost reduction proposals on production, and maintenance consumables.

Production Engineering/Model Launches and ECIs:

  • Conceptualize and Create Process Plans for newly awarded parts and determine requirements for equipment, processes, products or capacity of new or existing production lines.
  • Determine requirements/modifications required to equipment for process change/engineering changes (ECI).
  • Planning, installation, and commissioning of new equipment by developing delivery and installation schedules.
  • Update plant Layout based on current and future equipment requirements and liase with Logistics and Production departments to design and create optimal material and Team Member flow.
  • Direct “Model Launch Teams” as required to achieve goals, and Targets of project.
  • Develop concepts and formalizes specifications to the point that the supplier can bid, and complete design on both new/existing equipment.
  • Write specifications for equipment, obtain supplier bids, and write purchase orders, and supplier contracts.
  • Obtain necessary permits, and approvals from regulating bodies such as the Ministry of Environment, Ontario electrical safety inspection, TSSA, etc.
  • Obtain Pre-start health & safety reviews for adherence to OHSA.
  • Produces detailed designs, drawings, and documents for various installations using AutoCAD & SolidWorks.


  • Direct contractors and trades people as necessary in performing related work including providing orientation and training and ensuring safe work practices.
  • Direct co-op students and manage priority list for co-op tasks within the Engineering department.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of FIO’s Environmental Policy and participate in programs that enhance environmental performance. Identify, and communicate any potential non-conformances.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the significant environmental impacts of your work activities; follow work instructions to ensure positive environmental performance is sustained. Understand the consequences of delineating from them.  
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the EPRP (Emergency Preparedness Response Plan).
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications:


  • Engineering Degree in one of the following; Mechanical, Manufacturing, Welding engineering with a minimum of five (5-8) years previous manufacturing engineering experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.
  • Proactive, and self-motivated with strong initiative to make improvements in systems, and procedures.
  • Strong design skills with expertise in Solidworks and AutoCAD is a must-have.
  • Strong communication skills including written, and verbal.
  • Experience with automated welding, and robotics is an asset.
  • Experience with laser cutting and laser welding is an asset.
  • Experience with PLCs and Electrical Design is an asset.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications AutoCAD, and SolidWorks.
  • Sound judgment in decision making and establishing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork.
  • Ability to support overtime as required.

If you have the skills and experience that we are looking for to be successful in this role, please submit your resume to Masood Noor by email at

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