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Industry: TRMI, Inc. – Production Engineering (Final Assembly)

Company: Tokai Rika Group

To provide engineering support for component manufacturing or assembly processes. Analyze blueprints, engineering specifications and/or prototype parts to determine tooling, fixtures and equipment required for manufacture of new products and planning the sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble new products. Develop process documents for production and assembly of new products. Check new tooling, equipment and/or machinery received to ensure that each conforms to engineering specifications and company standards before production trials. Schedule production trials for new tooling, machinery and/or equipment. Coordinate machine usage with required operation time to fill production targets. Perform trials of new tooling, machinery and/or equipment. Program machine operating parameters for successive trials and recording data to identify optimal parameters and develop line/machine layout to improve space efficiency and allocation.


    • Provide engineering support for final assembly, electronic and electro-mechanical processes.
    • Plan and coordinate the integration of new machinery and equipment into manufacturing processes.
    • Fabrication and testing mf new machine components and tooling for the production of new products.
    • Develop preventative maintenance programs for production and machinery, tooling and equipment and testing of processes and machinery to identify and resolve production problems.
    • Develop and implement ergonomic improvements.
    • Provide support and continuous improvement to existing manufacturing processes.
    • Create and maintain all process documentation.
    • Other duties, as assigned.


    • Thorough knowledge of principles of electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering.
    • Computer literacy and ability to operate computer controlled machinery and equipment.
    • Ability to understand and interpret blueprints, mechanical and electrical drawings, engineering designs and specifications, and operating instructions.
    • Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic assembly machinery and equipment
    • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of manufacturing administration, including JIT manufacturing theory.
    • Thorough knowledge of time studies and line balancing.
    • Thorough knowledge of the principles and applications of statistical process control.
    • Thorough knowledge of quality standards in automotive manufacturing.
    • Ability to prioritize multiple, competing work assignments.


    • BS in Automation, Manufacturing, Plastics Engineering, or closely related discipline.

TRMI, Inc. is a Japanese owned automotive parts supplier, serving the Japanese Transplants (Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, etc.) as well as the domestic OEMs (Ford and GM). Located in Battle Creek, MI, TRMI, Inc. is a subsidiary company of Tokai-Rika Co. LTD, which is located in Nagoya, Japan.

TRMI was founded in 1986 and currently employs 650+ at our Battle Creek location.

We manufacture automotive switch related components such as: window regulators, cruise control, turn signals, multi-function and HVAC switches.

Shift your career into drive and help TRMI make the driving experience an intuitive connection between the human body and the vehicle.

TRMI, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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