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Company: Toyota Boshoku America

I. PE Specialist — Smart Factory

. I. General Summary: Provide onsite support for TBA Smart factory manufacturing execution system including: new plant implementations, PLC interface development, and ongoing system support. Assemble, debug and install entire machines and/or systems in a timely manner to meet factory & customer requirements.

II. Essential Job Functions:

A. Provide technical support and consultation for new implementations of TBA Regional manufacturing execution system (TBA MES).

B. Organize, schedule, and plan all phases of machine building process.

C. Assemble all related equipment per specified drawing, CAD, or verbal instructions.

D. Validate all assembled equipment by internal run off and plant sign off.

E. Support with internal changes or modifications to existing equipment.

F. Provide training to plant personnel after completion of machine and installation at plant.

G. Support any required activity to assist with repair issues.

H. Supply Machine bill of material (BOM), spare parts, and other requested documentation for service and repair.

I. Develop custom extensions that interface with TBA MES and augment production processes. This may include interfaces with PLC’s, Kepware, and other PE standard systems.

J. Provide front line support for technical issues related to production engineering.

K. Maintain a positive working relationship with all TBWK internal customers, and all other TBAGC support groups.

L. Work with customers to identify improvement requests, gather requirements and assist in prioritizing work.

M. Work with Engineering, business, and IT communities throughout the TBAGC to identify opportunities for improvements to existing processes.

III. Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

• Greater than six (6) years of relevant experience.
• Five (5) years of experience implementing and maintaining manufacturing execution systems (MES).
• 1 – 2 years Automotive Industry and UBE equipment experience preferred
• Experience maintaining injection tooling and injection molding machines up to 2,000 tons.
• 1 – 2 years of software development experience preferred.

Personal/Technical Skills:
• Strong attention to detail.
• Must have a good working knowledge of industrial technology
• Thorough understanding of company product, trade terminology, maintenance and repair operations, manufacturing processes and machine/equipment operation.
• Requires thorough knowledge of the Company’s policies and procedures for supervision, storeroom inventory controls and purchased goods.
• Ability to effectively facilitate problem solving and resolution.
• Ability to diagnose problems for true root cause and implement effective countermeasures..
• Ability work with a dynamic team and demanding customer(s).
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural work environment.
• Ability to work with multiple departments and prioritize activities.
• Ability to maintain on call flexibility to control abnormal conditions.
• Must be able to work a fixed or rotating shift schedule, including daily or weekend overtime.
• Ability to adapt available skills and equipment to respond to unforeseen demands and/or problems.
• Ability to implement plans to control and maintain safety, quality, 5S, cost, and efficiency for assigned areas
• Ability to handle precision, mechanical assembly of large, custom machine tools.
• Ability to utilize the Toyota Production System and engineering skills to perform machine building functions for new equipment.
• Interface with electrical personnel concerning electrical and programming issues
• Familiar with sequence of operations, new processes and/or new machine start-up instructions.
• Strong organization, time management, and planning skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines.
• Ability to read component, assembly and equipment drawings and understand GD&T
• Hands-on self-starter with a strong work ethic.
• Ability to manage complex, long-term projects.
• Ability to perform responsibilities with minimal supervision.
• Active listener with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to function both independently and with good judgment in a team environment.
• Ability to interact with and work well with individuals from multiple departments and locations.
• Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.
• PLC Programming, Mitsubishi and Allen Bradley, and other Controllers

Language Skills:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Japanese, Spanish, or Portuguese would be helpful, but are not required.

• Solid understanding of information systems and their effect on processes and controls.
• Solid working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and other computer-based applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, Outlook, Internet, Oracle, etc.).
• Plant Engineering (PE) related Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software
• Must be proficient in AutoCAD.
• CATIA experience is preferred.

IV. Work Environment/Conditions:

Office: Open Office Environment, moderate noise level.

Plant: Various types of manufacturing environments.
• Standard automotive plant environment with moderate noise level.
• PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as safety glasses, steel toe shoes, Kevlar sleeves, hearing protection, etc. may be required in designated engineering, manufacturing, or industrial areas. Personal attire standards may apply.

Travel: Must be willing to travel up to 15% of the time.

V. Physical Demands:

Ability to sit and work on a computer for periods of time is required. While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to talk, hear, and see (with visual acuity). Performance requires mental alertness and sustained attention to needs of the department in terms of workflow, efficiency of operation, machine adjustment, and team member output. Performance requires physical ability to inspect, adjust, and operate equipment. The team member must be capable of walking, sitting, and standing for extended periods of time throughout plant. Occasionally climbing, stooping, or bending on, under, or near tooling and equipment. May be occasionally required to reach, grasp, and manipulate parts, materials, or equipment. May be occasionally required to lift up to 30-50 pounds (with or without assistance).

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