Business Unit: Interiors/Plastics (IBU)

Manufacturing Engineering Canton, Mississippi



This position will generally support all manufacturing groups by developing new processes and modifying existing processes to meet all CKNA quality goals and customer needs.



  1. Develop new manufacturing processes to support new product launch activities
  2. Develop essential line documents (routers, work instructions, other documentation) to support processes.
  3. Negotiate with suppliers for new tooling and equipment purchases.
  4. Report preparation, meetings and general paperwork (TPDS, Process Plan Sheets, Rework Procedures, etc…).
  5. New business quotes – including project information request responses (this is all equipment, tooling, manning, and standard time needed for new business)
  6. Manufacturing process planning - creating engineering technical standards and process failure mode analysis for each new product line.
  7. Manufacturing process trial and improvements – creating and implementing problem/cause/countermeasure strategy and evaluating defects.
  8. QS documentation and 5S condition – including completing run at rate forms, fixed asset transfer forms, equipment run off check sheets, etc.
  9. Cost saving activities – including executing value added/value engineered and profit retention projects, decreasing downtime via engineering improvements, developing manning reduction plans and scrap reduction.
  10. Manufacturing Production Line Support (Equipment, quality, efficiency, maintenance, etc.) and technical guidance.
  11. Equipment/Product Improvement (Standard Time, Quality, Error Proof)
  12. Develop and maintain comprehensive tooling lists, including cost analysis
  13. Designs, improves and installs tooling, fixtures and equipment
  14. Conducts Motion & Time Studies and provides Routing Maintenance as needed.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.



The above typical duties are characteristic of this job and demonstrate a level of difficulty and are not intended to list or limit the duties that may be required or assigned to an employee in this classification.


This Work is performed in a manufacturing and office environment.




The incumbent must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED.


  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and two to five years experience in related field


  • A Master’s Degree and generally two to four years experience in related field.


  • Certification is required in some areas.


  • Have experience working with integrated computer programs and/or applications.


  • Have strong communication, administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to coordinate multiple projects and programs.


  • Be able to pass all background checks and pre-employment tests, including any required drug test.


  • Be able to maintain the confidentiality of any information s/he encounters.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to those who are able to perform the essential duties of the job.



Intermediate to advanced experience (beyond basic data entry) working with computer applications such as Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint, and other presentation applications and/or software.