Production Engineer II (Molding Specialist) – Statesville, NC 28625

Job Description

DENSO Manufacturing North Carolina, Inc., a Japanese Company, has an exciting career opportunities for the following position. As a worldwide leader in the manufacture of DC motors for the automotive industry, we are seeking team players to join our company in Statesville, NC.

Shift: 1st

Job Summary

Responsible for planning, development, and supervision of projects requiring intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principle and practices in the selection and / or modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in a broad area of assignments; with a concentration in Molding. They must be capable of writing machine specifications.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Process Capability, Capacity Planning and Kaizen Improvements
  • Determine Future Equipment requirements and write machine specifications. Completely manage outside suppliers in order to meet Project Milestones.
  • Assist with evaluating potential vendors, equipment makers, and services to meet required specifications.
  • Investigate in-house manufacturing problems and recommend countermeasures.
  • Research, develop, and test long term improvement ideas.
  • Generate reports to clearly explain issues and / or results.
  • Ability to read, trouble shoot, modify, and write PLC Ladder Logic.
  • Working with Robotics, Vision Systems, and Laser Programming a plus.
  • Mechanical Aptitude required.
  • Insure documentation meets IATF16949 and ISO9001.
  • Maintain and generate process control plan specifications and process failure mode and effect analysis documentation.
  • Maintain good working relationships with team members.
  • Project Management – coordinate, schedule, and execute individual and multi-departmental projects plans, including full line implementation and start up. Fully understand project management and gate reviews with corresponding milestones and deliverables
  • Completely understands engineering documentation such as PCP, PFMEA and Work Instructions.
  • Can coordinate and perform trial runs and accurately gather data and perform CpK studies.
  • 3D design in Solidworks for robot end effectors a plus
  • Coordinate machine installations with internal and external vendors (riggers, utility, shipping etc).
  • Support Production and QA/QC with 5-Why and Root Cause Analysis on quality issues

Minor Responsibilities:

  • Requires effective communication and involvement with all internal associates/departments and related outside resources
  • Requires teamwork and participation of company activities such as IATF 16949, ISO9001, ISO14001 and Employee Involvement
  • Be capable of mentoring younger engineers and help grow their skills through OJT.
  • Plant layout modifications in AutoCAD a plus (change plant layout for new incoming machinery)

Minimum Qualifications for the Job:

  • Requires a college degree and some previous experience in manufacturing engineering and/or manufacturing.
  • Must have training for problem solving (including 5WHY) and PFMEA.
  • Note: Must have certificates of training or attend internal classes within one year of hire date.

Key Competencies:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate problems / processes in both written and oral formats.
  • Must have investigative and analytical skills in order to evaluate and make recommendations.
  • Must have a working knowledge of all standard engineering principles.
  • Must be able to prepare presentations and present to Management level.
  • Must be able to understand Accounting/Business side of Production to make sound business decisions

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires constant standing 8-12 hours per day
  • Must be able to constantly lift and carry up to 35 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and kneel.
  • Must be able to apply up to 66 lbs push/pull force unassisted.
  • Must be able to reach overhead.

Other Duties as Assigned:

Summary of Job Responsibilities is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Manufacturing Engineering: 1 year (Required)



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