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Product Development Engineer (Entry-Level)

Hankook Tire

Hankook Tire

Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Job Title: IoP Technology Engineer I
TP)Technology Team
Core business hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Direct Report:
Technology Team Senior Manager

About the IoP Technology Engineer I position

We are looking for a reliable Technology Engineer to perform advanced or specialized engineering duties generally focused on trouble shooting, process improvement, and the inspection of products for defects or deviation from specification. Primarily convert corporate new tire designs to meet plant production equipment & specifications. Support plant by interfacing with plant manufacturing, engineering & other internal & external organizations. Ensure product & quality systems integrity. Ensure plant & corporate design manual requirements are being followed. Implement new products & processes & resolve product performance issues. Lead and manage the optimization of the manufacturing process for both legacy and next generation products. You will act as the process engineering expert for a given area within the manufacturing site. Initial training will include formal classes and on-the-job mentoring under an experienced engineer

Technology 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
  • Learn and Contributes and/or supports small projects or processes of complex scope, with limited oversight from management
  • Assists in the development of operational plan and implements for areas of assigned responsibilities
  • Support to apply and benchmark potential new technologies, products and test method development by developing and validating theories on the physical, chemical and/or mechanical properties of materials and ingredients under various conditions
  • Document and enforce technology and quality standards; develop and control quality management systems and technical specifications
  • Makes recommendations concerning acquisition and use of new technologies and testing equipment to support business needs
  • Evaluate the standardized work process of production; report current status to the relevant parties
  • Learn and evaluate internal and customer audits; publish the results; implement and follow up with corrective actions
  • Work with internal customers to understand their testing needs and work collaboratively to create new test methods
  • Maintain and troubleshoot existing equipment and validate testing protocols
  • Communicate regularly with the Manufacturing Units to ensure efficient information sharing
  • Present project status and project closures to internal customers and upper Managements
  • May participate in intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications
  • Contribute to cross functional teams in designated area/ process on various improvements and projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supporting proposal development, contract documentation and other activities as required
  • Systematically identify causes of problems and identify possible solutions in a Plan – Do – Check – Act methodology
  • Lead the definition and application of efficient, sustainable cleaning, inspection, lubrication and re-tightening cycles (5S)

      Technology Engineer I requirements are:


        • (Required) Bachelor's degree, field of science or learning major required
        • (Preferred) Mechanical 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.