Process Engineer

Engineering Durbanville, South Africa


Position at Autocar, LLC


Process Engineer (USA Truck OEM) – Potential Us Career Opportunity


Triz Engineering Solutions is looking for a Process Engineer to form part of our engineering team, with the ability to fit into the DNA of our company culture that is dynamic and embraces change. Apart from a contained and well-rounded person with a high EQ level, they will be required to deal with complexity in a fast-paced environment. The person needs to be a self-starter with attention to detail and bring a positive energy to the work environment, with a willingness to excel in their role.


Triz Engineering Solutions ( is a premium product engineering and development company specializing in end-to-end turn-key commercial vehicle development.


Autocar®, LLC, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leader in engineering, assembling, and servicing severe duty trucks. With a steady stream of innovations to their Xpeditor® line - ranging from improved ergonomic cabs and integrated controls to a new hybrid-drive refuse truck – along with a steady stream of new products - Autocar®, LLC has staked out a position as the industry's technology and innovation leader. Moreover, they have forged strong partnerships with the leading suppliers in the business, including, Allison®, Cummins®, ArvinMeritor®, Hendrickson®, and others. Autocar®, LLC is the oldest North American vehicle nameplate in North America – dating back to 1897 - and has delivered more than double the natural gas vehicles than all of our competitors combined.




The candidate will work from Triz Engineering Solutions in Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa with the possibility to emigrate to Autocar in Birmingham, Alabama, or Hagerstown, Indiana USA

USA if required after 1 year.


*All U.S. based employment is subject to company discretion and U.S. legal and visa requirements.


Position: Process Engineer

Job Type: Full-time

Company: Triz Engineering / Autocar

Location: Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa

Birmingham, Alabama, or Hagerstown, Indiana USA

Reports to: Director of Engineering




  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical / Industrial engineering or Equivalent
  • 3-5 Years of engineering experience
  • Experience in Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, 5S and visual management
  • Understanding of time study/line balancing
  • Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks Composer, and NX Unigraphics would be a benefit
  • Willing to relocate to the USA
  • Willing to travel overseas for variable periods
  • South African Citizenship


Job Description:


The Process Engineer is responsible for manufacturing engineering, industrial and process engineering related functions within their scope of responsibility at Autocar. Key functions include day-to-day production and quality support, facilities and tooling development, project management and introducing new products/options into production. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to readily adjust to changing priorities, is innovative and self-driven and has a hands-on approach to problem solving while working well within a team.


Facilitate the seamless transition of new products and options into the production environment.  Perform all aspects of continuous improvement including but not limited to, implementing lean manufacturing practices, 5S and visual management, throughput improvements, quality improvements, safety and ergonomics, tooling and equipment development for the efficient assembly of severe duty class 8 trucks, etc.




  •          Strong analytical and technical skills to understand business practices.
  •          Attention to detail
  •          Excellent in task management
  •          Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  •          Production-oriented and hands-on
  •          Ability to work under pressure
  •          Good Written and Verbal Communication (English)
  •          Computer literacy with advanced Microsoft Excel skills



Career Progression:


Assuming outstanding sustained performance, the successful candidate will have opportunities for promotion and broader responsibilities over time.




Autocar offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, to include base salary, incentive bonus opportunities, and benefits such as medical/dental/vision options, retirement/401K plans, etc.






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