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Manufacturing Engineer

YAPP USA Automotive Systems, Inc. Gallatin, TN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Manufacturing Engineer

Department: Manufacturing

Reports to: Manufacturing Manager


The Manufacturing Engineer position assists in plant operations contributing towards improving manufacturing efficiencies by utilizing continuous improvement techniques.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Ensure assigned mechanical maintenance jobs and/or projects are performed accurately and in a timely manner.
  2. Ensure any mechanical, electrical, plumbing, etc. problems are corrected.
  3. Modify fixtures.
  4. PLC knowledge.
  5. Involved in the development of design of tooling.
  6. Assist with ongoing projects and the maintenance of tools, equipment and machinery.
  7. Troubleshoot in pneumatics and hydraulics.
  8. Conduct process studies and make recommendations for temperature, material, mechanical and manual processes and systems to enhance manufacturing and maintenance efficiencies.
  9. Make recommendations for improving quality control methods.
  10. Acquire thorough knowledge of product.
  11. Attend daily plant production meetings.
  12. Introduce new products and follow through on their development from concept to full production.
  13. Responsible for quoting new injection parts.
  14. Requisition spare parts for repairs and part inventory.
  15. Ensure that all aspects of his/her area of responsibility are in full compliance with the quality system in place at the operation at all times.


  1. Technical Capacity.
  2. Time Management.
  3. Organizational Skills.
  4. Communication Proficiency.
  5. Strategic Thinking
  6. Financial Management.
  7. Leadership.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment
This job operates in an office and manufacturing environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to grasp small items, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Working overtime and/or weekends may be required as necessary.

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Required Education and Experience

  1. BS Degree in an Engineering or Technical field
  2. 3-5 years experience in manufacturing environment.
  3. PLC knowledge
  4. AutoCAD experience

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. BS Degree in an Engineering or Technical field
  2. 5-10 years experience in automotive manufacturing environment.
  3. Ability to program PLCs.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Knowledge in TS16949 Principles
  2. Trained or degreed in Plant Manufacturing Techniques and Procedures
  3. Lean Manufacturing
  4. 5S
  5. Waste reduction methods

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

1. Must have valid working documents to work in the United States.

2. Must be able to obtain a valid passport.

AAP/EEO Statement
To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. Employment decisions at YAPP USA Automotive Systems, Inc. will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Employment decisions shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination or harassment in the workplace. YAPP USA Automotive Systems, Inc. does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, weight, height, familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

YAPP USA Automotive Systems, Inc.

Why Work Here?

YAPP USA is the 3rd largest plastic fuel tank manufacturer, in the WORLD, Where The Best Team Members Want to Be !

YAPP USA Automotive Systems, Inc. is a world class, Tier 1 automotive supplier specializing in design, engineering and manufacturing of automotive fuel system solutions. Using injection-molded and co-extrusion technologies together with our industry-leading product development know-how, we produce unique multi-layer blow-molded fuel management systems and components. Fuel tank and fuel transfer systems provide improved highly durable construction, greater space utilization and corrosion resistance. YAPP USA Automotive Systems, Inc. uses a proprietary blow molding process for filler pipe systems that enables a reduction in components required as well as improved product quality, for example, fuel filler pipes with molded in tabs and featuring multi-layer conductivity.


Gallatin, TN