Job Description

GRAMMER is specialized in developing and manufacturing components and systems for car interiors as well as driver and passenger seats for off-road vehicles, trucks, buses, and trains.

As a global partner to the vehicle manufacturing industry, we are represented around the world by our two divisions, Automotive and Commercial Vehicles. Our employees are constantly engaged in developing and producing innovative, flexible solutions to meet challenges in today’s competitive global market. GRAMMER can be found on four continents with more than 50 production, distribution and logistics sites in 20 countries.

GRAMMER is a leading North American full service automotive supplier of highly engineered thermoplastic components and assemblies for interiors and air and fluid management systems.


Here at GRAMMER, we foster a culture that embraces our Grammer CODE: Collaborate in an inclusive environment, Openness in communication and ideas, Drive for results with energy and empower yourself and others by taking ownership of decisions and actions.

What we are looking for:

Grammer is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our location in Tiffin, OH. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team environment. This individual will have an opportunity to make lasting and positive changes in our team!

The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for providing technical support for all aspects of production from design release forward. The incumbent will be accountable for engineering activities in the area of injection and blow molding, drilling operations, heat staking, welding and assembly, in order to obtain optimum productivity and quality levels while complying with customer specifications.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for his assigned manufacturing processes. Through input from the customer, plant staff, and production employees the Manufacturing Engineer will review process controls, emphasize continuous improvement through Lean Manufacturing methodology and Kaizen activities, participate in the development of cell layouts, set up reduction (SMED), lead time reduction, improve productivity through waste reduction. In addition, the Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for achieving product target cost, improved efficiency, identifying possible production problems for existing products within their scope of accountability. The Manufacturing Engineer will be involved with helping to determine project capital needs, launch strategies, project timing, process flows, labor and machine standards as well as proposed plans for changes to the process, equipment, molds, and tooling to ensure reliability and compatibility with existing Toledo Molding and Die standards/systems.

What you will be doing:

· Support and maintain project timeline

· Participate in identifying open items issues

· Review mold and secondary fixture design and make recommendations

· Develop workflow, effective layout and optimize processes

· Evaluate and implement process/product improvements

· Work with the team to develop tooling and poke yoke methods

· Assist with training of both technical and production in processing standards

· Develops short- and long-term strategy to support customer requirements

o Authorizes engineering change notices (deviations), process alerts, purchase orders, equipment spare parts inventory, and personnel training requests

· Supports plant safety rules, UAW contract, procedures and standards

o Involved with assigned project launch strategies, capital needs, program timing in support of all APQP, PPAP, and ISO/TS16949 requirements


· Achieve goals and objectives relating to cost and timing

· Achieve project expectation and requirements for all elements of PPAP, ISO/TS16949 (Promotes ISO/TS16949 compliance)

· Program status reports (i.e., top five ppm’s, open items, corrective action plans, etc.)

· Maintain records for primary tools (molds) and selected secondary equipment

· Prioritize personnel and resources as activities require

· Accountable for customer/plant continuous improvement programs

· Develop and maintain favorable customer relations

What we can provide you:

· Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage on day 1

· Tuition reimbursement programs

· Generous 401(k) match

· Robust EAP services

· Individualized developmental opportunities

· Much more!

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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