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Production Engineer

Job Number:  25681
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Drive Automotive
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Piedmont, SC, US, 49867




Job Number: 25681 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Drive Automotive 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Piedmont 



Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

Purpose and Responsibility of the Position:The Assembly Production Engineer (PE) is the main contact for customer representatives in respect
to engineering issues. The PE supports Production departments to support all issues arising as
necessary as directed by the Engineering Manager. The PE leads the management and
implementation of all engineering changes as defined in the current departmental engineering
change procedure. The PE is responsible to insure engineering changes meet the agreed targets
regarding costs, timing, and quality, thru put, capability, efficiency, internal and external approval.
The PE is in daily contact with responsible quality engineer and supports all on going quality issues
as required. The PE monitors the customers pulse and highlights and escalates issues as required to
the Engineering Manager.
The Assembly Production Engineer is responsible to ensure that the Customer, People, and Investor
goals are balanced and met.


Key Responsibilities

Essential Functions of the Position:

• Lead engineering changes as per Drive procedure – on time / within budget / within procedure /
proper documentation that can easily pass any required audits – total coordination.
• APQP and FMEA lead for engineering changes.
• Lead monthly RPN reduction meetings based upon high RPN values, customer concerns, high scrap
rates and other concerns.
• Ensure feasibility studies and team review is completed as per engineering procedures

• Weekly engineering change meeting attendance.

• P.O. flow monitoring. Escalation as required.
• Support cost down/lean/continuous improvement activities as defined by Engineering Manager
and partner production teams
• Tier 2 / contractor negotiation / tooling & fixture change management.
• BOM updating info responsible.
• Routing / process flow responsible including accurate documentation in system.
• Responsible for all packaging used in the process workflow for customer specific parts and
assemblies including WIP and final ship containers.
• PPAP / ISIR responsible.
• Responsible to update FMEAs, work instructions, TPM instructions and in general any controlled
document required for production to run the process.
• Quote on Drive forms and documents
• Assist sales on negotiations for engineering change content.
• In source and outsource responsible including procedure adherence.
• Work closely with sales, accounting, and purchasing departments, Tier 2 suppliers, and tooling
vendors to ensure commercial needs are met in conjunction with engineering changes.
• Corrective action team member.
• Weekly meet and greet with partner production teams / leads to ensure they feel supported
properly by engineering
• Daily contact with quality representatives
• Feedback lesson learned during production to project teams via APQP lessons learned procedure
• Support audits.
• 5S responsible for work station and department.
• Perform other duties as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Position Requirements:

Education and/or Experience
• Bachelor Degree in a technical related discipline or 10 years related automotive experience
with sound understanding of BIW build fit & function. Must have an understanding in the
following areas, die / die process, assembly tooling, welding & sealer applications, CMM &
datum alignment, data processing & reporting, customer tolerancing concepts.
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Project, Word.
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Strong leadership skills

Communication Skills
• Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures, and governmental regulations.
• Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
• Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients,
customer, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and
fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as
fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to
interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal
with several abstract and concrete variables.

Additional Information

Physical Demands / Work Environment

Manufacturing Environment:
Examples are 1) Transports materials or inspects building, equipment and other items; 2) Operates
computers or other office equipment; and 3) Sit or stand for prolonged periods of time. Physical
demands should be described in terms of what has to be done and not in terms of physical or
mental attributes. Identify the key physical demands required to perform the essential function of
the job and indicate whether the responsibility is performed occasionally (“O”), fre quently (“F”), or
constantly (“C”).
• Walks to, and works in production areas. (F)
• Lifts/moves heavy objects. (O) Must be able to make good decisions in a high pressure environment. (C)
• Sits or stands for prolonged periods of time. (O)
• Operates computers (F)
• Wears protective equipment (F)



Key Qualifications/Requirements
Act Decisively
Be Agile and Adapt
Inspire Others
Champion Change
Prioritize Achievement
Think Strategically
Think Top and Bottom Line - Understanding the Business

07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular 

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