Job Title: Production Control Engineer I
TP)Production Management Team
Core business hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Direct Report:
Production Management Team Manager

About the Production Control Engineer I position

We are looking for a reliable Production Engineer to learn, understand, and perform advanced or specialized engineering duties in the Production Management Team: analyzing production capacity, line balance, production scheduling, and monthly production closing. Complete and implement KPI’s for the department. Also, perform internal audits to ensure our facility meets requirements.
Supporting Metrics: Increased operation rate/ Stabilized line balance/ Reduced operator & machine issues/ Improved overall production environment/ Prompt troubleshooting/ Sophisticated production schedule/ Flawless production closing

You should be a good problem solver with creative approach to your tasks, deeply concerned about quality and efficiency and well-versed in the latest technology trends and best practices.

Production Engineer I responsibilities are:

  • Work with a “Safety Always” mindset through supporting and promoting continuous improvement of safety and health in the workplace
  • Perform all duties with a “Quality First” mindset through improvement of work processes and procedures to eliminate and prevent defects
  • Develop and maintain a “big picture” focus and understanding of the complete tire manufacturing process within the first 3-months of employment
  • Establish good rapport and build working relationships and networks with peers, technicians and other employees to develop a strong network/ support base
  • Remain current with professional practices and maintain a high awareness of new products and procedures in the industry. Monitor trade publications and actively participate in professional organizations
  • Communicate information timely and clearly
  • Assist higher-level engineers by developing improvement ideas and perform other activities as required
  • Develop a flexible personal work schedule as TP is a 24/7 operation to ensure necessary work is completed to meet required deadlines through taking ownership in your area of responsibility
  • Perform routine duties requiring application and knowledge of basic engineering principles
  • Prepare simple and routine plans, calculations and cost estimates by following standard engineering practices and procedures
  • Interpret engineering specifications and solve routine problems by applying defined procedures with proven precedent
  • Systematically identify causes of problems and identify possible solutions in a Plan – Do – Check – Analysis methodology
  • Drive cooperation between operators and schedulers to support equipment up-time objectives
  • Develop an understanding of the manufacturing system and use it when making production schedules and performing production closing
  • Analyze production capacity and bottleneck improvement
  • Analyze and improve line balance, operation rates, and productivity in all areas
  • Troubleshoot issues with production in a timely manner
  • Create daily and weekly production schedules by understanding overall operation of the plant, customer demands, inventory levels, and production constraints
  • Support the implementation of more efficient processes by focusing on opportunities for improvement
  • Participate in Value Stream Mapping activities to identify NVA and eliminate redundancy and waste
  • Perform other duties as assigned

      Production Engineer I requirements are:


        • (Required) Bachelor's degree, field of science or learning major
        • (Preferred) Computer Sciences/Industrial Engineering major or advanced degree in a related field


        • (Required) 0+ years of proven engineering experience in the manufacturing industry
        • (Preferred) Relevant experience preferred to include internships or Co-ops

        Physical Demands:

        • Must be able to frequently move about the manufacturing plant campus, general office environments, production areas, and occasionally ascend/descend stairs
        • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
        • Must be able to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery
        • Must be able to position self to file documents including the top and bottom drawers of file cabinets
        • Must be able to occasionally move office equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds


        • 401(k), 401(k) matching
        • Dental insurance, health insurance, vision insurance, life insurance
        • Paid Time Off
        • Paid Holidays

        Hankook Tire is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.