RAPA LP | Location: Auburn, AL / U.S. | Full Time

This position is located at our site in Auburn, Alabama. We are looking for an

Industrial Engineer Automotive (m/f/d)

Your Task and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate technical adeptness in the area of manufacturing processes, and a willingness to learn the existing manufacturing processes and equipment, and the associated operation and maintenance
  • Coordinate with project team and process development engineers to ensure a timely and efficient handover of new product and process launches to series production
  • Establish relationships with European colleagues and exchange information about products, processes and customer requirements
  • Develop process improvement and analysis mechanisms to improve existing manufacturing processes
  • Work with equipment and materials manufacturers as necessary to ensure proper operation and improvement of the equipment and processes to meet stated production and quality goals
  • Assist in the production of assembly prototypes based on the manufacturing process and specs provided
  • Assure product and process quality by performing and developing testing methods, creating and upkeeping standardized work and machine adjustment instructions, and maintaining existing PFMEAs
  • Ensure the reliability of manufacturing and testing processes by performing process/gage capabilities and performing gage R&Rs both with MS Excel and various other statistical software
  • Calculate and provide values for machine uptimes; labor, material, and scrap costs; and production rate information in order to establish benchmarks for continuous improvement activities and monitor production
  • Collect, analyze, and evaluate information and trends and have the ability to interpret the information into a beneficial summary, report, or metric
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations
  • Keeps equipment operational by developing and facilitating PM procedures in coordination with production management, maintenance, and repair services
  • Maintains and utilizes process data from the various assembly processes and be able to analyze said data when necessary
  • Develop and complete cycle time studies of existing manufacturing process and use this information to keep capacity and value stream information up to date
  • Manage and perform to completion of process related ECRs and deviations for existing equipment and processes
  • Willingness to learn and maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and attending training on the various manufacturing processes and procedures

Your Profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from accredited institution
  • One to Five (5) years of experience in the field of industrial, process and automation engineering. Intern and/or co-op experience a plus
  • Ability to hold a passport and travel within Germany without accompaniment
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • Some knowledge of the German language and customs are a plus
  • Microsoft Office, CAD, Minitab, or other production software experience
  • One to Five (5) years of experience in the field of industrial, process and automation engineering. Intern and/or co-op experience a plus
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and handle multiple projects and assignments with proficiency.

We offer

  • A open, international and collegial working environment and a company culture that is relaxed but engaged
  • A competitive salary, company pension scheme
  • A month of paid vacation time
  • The possibility for further education and training
  • A secure workplace
  • A flexible work schedule
  • and much more Benefits

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirement for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Headquartered in Germany, the RAPA company is a globally recognized engineering and technology partner and first choice system supplier for the automotive industry as well as numerous customers in the healthcare and industrial sectors – and has been for over 100 years. The product portfolio includes valves and complete mechatronic solutions for hydraulic and pneumatic applications. RAPA employs almost 1,000 people at its sites in Germany, the United States and China. The company philosophy of a medium-sized family business is at the center of all activities.

Sounds exciting? Apply today and join us! To send us your data and documents, please use our online application form, which you can acess directly from the job advertisment by using the button “Apply Online” or send us an email containing your application (cover letter, CV and references) to We look forward to reading your winning application!

Contact and further Information
For additional information on our company culture, company benefits, or to potentially get scheduled for an interview please contact:
Mr. Tim Beasley | HR Manager | P. +1 334 321 0875-110 |


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