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Mechanical Engineer (Entry-Level)

Hankook Tire

Hankook Tire

Other Engineering
Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Job Title: Quality Assurance Engineer I
America QA
Core business hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Direct Report:
America QA Unit Manager
Type: Full-time; Exempt

About the Quality Assurance Engineer I position

We are looking for a reliable Quality Assurance Engineer who will help us with the process design, operation and implementation. Your duties will include performing advanced or specialized engineering duties generally focused on trouble shooting, internal and external audits, process improvement, and the inspection of products for defects or deviation from specification. You will support the plant by interfacing with plant manufacturing, engineering, and other internal and external organizations. Ensure product & quality systems integrity. Ensure plant and corporate design manual requirements are being followed.

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.

QA 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 contribute and/or support small projects or processes of complex scope, with limited oversight from management
  • Assist in the development of operational plans and implement for areas of assigned responsibilities
  • Support to apply and benchmark potential new technologies, products and test method development by developing and validating theories
  • Document and enforce technology and quality standards; develop and control quality management systems and technical specifications
  • Make 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
  • 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 management
  • Gather, arrange, analyze data regularly and share reports with Management and other customers
  • 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
  • Train, advise, and coach operators and staff on correct processes and procedures as needed
  • Support production as needed to ensure production and quality needs are uninterrupted
  • Contribute to budget and expenditure planning, occasional cost/benefit analysis to make improvements
  • Occasionally travel to support quality concerns, conduct supplier audits, attend training, or support other company needs or initiatives
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

QA Engineer I requirements are:


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


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

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
  • Health insurance, dental 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.