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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Manufacturing Engineer


Suffield, US, CT 06078

Country/Region:  US

About the position

The Manufacturing Engineer provides  technical support to the shop floor/plant operations and sustainable engineering solutions in multiple process areas. Will apply lean methodology to further enhance operational excellence to support strategic business objectives.


•    Work with operational departments to achieve goals and overall product objectives
•    Identify opportunities and implement changes to improve products and processes 
•    Focus on reducing costs using knowledge of tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, product design, materials and parts
•    Generate complete documentation for all validation, manufacturing procedures, and customer correspondence
•    Take on “Project Lead” roll ensuring all customer specifications and requirements are understood, communicated to the project team and executed for assigned projects
•    Participate with manufacturing and engineering in the selection of equipment and procedures to assure product quality conformance
•    Assist manufacturing personnel with problem solving and quality expectations
•    Resolve and respond to customer concerns and non-conforming product through determining root cause of failures and recommend changes in design, tolerance or processes
•    Troubleshoot new or existing product problems involving design, materials, or processes
•    Interact with other engineers, designers, maintenance technicians, suppliers and management
•    Coordinates activities for Continuous Improvement Projects within the responsible manufacturing areas
•    Establish DOEs (Design of Experiments) for process and product validation and verification
•    Participates as a cross-functional team member of the APQP launch with focus on Flow Diagrams, DFMEA, PFMEA, and Control Plans
•    Apply lean methods to reduce cycle times, lead times, and waste
•    Knowledge of PLC programming, machine automation and machine language a plus
•    Knowledge of plastics, extrusion process or equipment and jacketing over hose
•     Other duties as required



  • BS Degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3-5 years experience in a manufacturing/industrial setting
  • ISO/ IATF environment preferred
  • Familiarity with 8D corrective process preferred
  • Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing operation
  • MS Office Suite high proficiency
  • Effective communication skills – both orally and written; must be comfortable communicating with all levels within the organization
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Must have demonstrated accomplishments of implementing lean manufacturing
  • Must be well versed in Continuous Improvement methods (i.e. VSM, Standard Work, Mistake Proofing, etc)
  •    Must display a constructive attitude – see the opportunity within the challenge
  •    Excellent organizational skills
  •    Attention to detail

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!


Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.


The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Application Id:  1176
Posting date::  Feb 12, 2021