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Equipment Planner (Assist Devices)

SWJ Technology Vance ,AL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


Under general supervision, this position leads and manages projects for the development and implementation of tooling/equipment needs for assembly. Supports other internal departments to ensure that all areas of the facility which impact the overall layout are efficiently configured.


  • Review new tooling requirements for work areas and conduct hands-on fabrication of small tools, racks, and other components.
  • Lead tooling/equipment projects in adherence to buy-off procedures.
  • Facilitate equipment buy-off meetings with Process Engineering & Production teams.
  • Organize tools, equipment, and fixtures in conjunction with external service providers and internal departments (i.e. Maintenance, Tool Shops).
  • Provide sketches and design proposals modifications to or for new tooling/equipment as an input for subsequent fabrication.
  • Ensure the optimal design and condition of tooling/equipment and processes.
  • Generate and maintain tooling/equipment specifications for assembly, as well as, a tooling and equipment overview database.
  • Prepare for new model introductions as well as any other production-related changes and their associated impact on processes, equipment, tooling, etc.
  • Configure the optimal layout of all tooling and equipment components for assembly in collaboration with relevant interdepartmental teams.
  • Coordinate budget and change management to meet department goals in terms of quality, timing, and costs of the assigned facilities.
  • Participate in Model Year and MOPF impact studies and product/process review trials for Series Planning, Pilot, AF, and Process Engineering.
  • Arrange internal and external meetings to provide information for required departmental status reports and scorecards.
  • Support Production (on the shop floor) and monitor any build concerns during Null Series, production trials, launch, and change implementation.
  • Lead and manage projects as directed by management and provide implementation timing to Series Planning/Assembly teams.
  • Provide equipment training to both Maintenance & Production personnel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or a related field of study OR the equivalent combination of education and/or years of relevant work experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant professional experience working in an engineering-oriented environment within the manufacturing industry with strong emphasis on project management, development/design, and equipment planning.


  • Experienced with pneumatic and electric controls.
  • Strong hands-on capabilities and mechanical expertise.
  • Robust knowledge of vehicle assembly and production processes.
  • Proven skills in Project Management and the project release phase.
  • Well-versed in the reading and interpretation of shop drawings and blueprints.
  • Familiarity with machine shop tools and related troubleshooting/diagnostics.
  • Ability to lead and engage in detailed discussions about equipment design, including the  installation process and subsequent buy-off procedures.
  • Prior work experience with an Automotive OEM in equipment/tooling related issues.
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical information, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience in project management and leading problem-solving groups.
  • Knowledge in system applications such as SAP and CAD tools.
  • German language skills preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated competency in drafting.

This job description is a high-level overview of general expectations of this position. It is not intended to list every responsibility of the position nor does it represent an employment contract of any kind.
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability. To be qualified for this position, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and functions of this position with or without a reasonable accommodation.
SWJ TECHNOLOGY operates under employment-at-will.

SWJ Technology


Vance, AL
35490 USA

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