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Industry: Monroe Operations

Company: UGN

The Process Engineer plans utilization of facilities, equipment, materials and personnel to improve efficiency of operations while maintaining Company established safety standards.


  • Serve as a technical resource for production, maintenance, and continuous improvement.
  • Identify product variation through process study and analysis.
  • Utilize a team based approach to countermeasure development and implementation.
  • Develop and execute projects to achieve company targets for Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost (SQDC).
  • Manage capital projects from justification to implementation.
  • Focus on reducing costs of existing product through labor/machine efficiency, scrap reduction, OEE improvements.
  • Confer with management and engineering to implement plans and recommendations.
  • Coordinate process technicians, controls engineering, and maintenance personnel to achieve targeted improvement opportunities.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Bachelor degree in an Engineering discipline preferred.
  • Three plus years related experience within process engineering.
  • Knowledge and experience with lean manufacturing principles such as Kaizen, 5S, six sigma and TPS (Toyota Production Systems)
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Should be a self-starter with a sense of urgency.
  • Should be detail oriented with plant floor layout experience.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude; an innovator who thinks outside the box.
  • Should have the ability to lead brainstorming activities, problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Ability to design machinery components on/for existing equipment.
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic systems and components.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of database software; design software; development software; Internet software; manufacturing software; project management software; spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office, Autocad, Minitab, Oracle ERP system).
  • This is a hands-on position that will require work on occasional weekends and holidays as projects are implemented.

Founded in 1986 as a partnership between Nittoku and Autoneum, UGN is the preferred producer of high quality acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products, and a recognized leader in customer satisfaction for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America. UGN, with more than $400 million in revenue, has six locations in the United States-Novi, Michigan; Jackson, Tennessee; Monroe, Ohio; Somerset, Kentucky; Downers Grove, Illinois; and Valparaiso, Indiana; as well as a location in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico-specializing in manufacturing, research, development, testing, and service support.

Learn more about UGN at:

Thesixth UGN facility in Monroe, Ohio, officially opened in September 2015. The state-of-the-art facility has more than 475 team members and supplies Honda Motor Co. with superior acoustic insulation, carpet, and underfloor technologies. In the fall of 2018, UGN expanded the Monroe plant by adding another 150,000 square feet to the $50 million, 232,500 square footfacility to supply Toyota and Subaru. The UGN Monroe facility has already distinguished itself to Honda for exceptional service. Every year, Honda recognizes suppliers who increase value to the customer by removing waste within the overall product and supply chain. The Monroe facility was presented with the award in November, 2016.

Learn more about UGN Monroe through the following link:

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