Production Engineering Specialist

Stratford, Ontario
Job Type Permanent
Job ID 17091
Salary $0.00
Job Description

Title: Production Engineering Specialist
Location: Stratford, ON
Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: TBD
Additional pay: Bonus, Overtime
Benefits: Pension Plan, Dental Care, Extended health Care, Life insurance, On-site parking, Vision care
Reports to: Group Leader of Production Engineering
Area of Accountability: Production Engineering, and Production Preparation department.




Our client is a tier one Japanese automotive company located in Stratford, ON. - They manufacture stamping and welded assembly processes for Toyota


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 liaise 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 client’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/Diploma in one of the following; Mechanical, Manufacturing, Welding engineering with 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.
  • Strong communication skills including written, and verbal.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • 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 [email protected]

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