Manufacturing

Production Support – Supplies materials and cleans work areas and equipment; makes sure the assembly line remains in good, working order; skilled in a wide range of areas to maintain equipment such as electrical equipment, fluid and hydraulic power machines, mechanical equipment, and welding and fabrication machines. Performs product delivery to warehouse distribution centers.

  • Over-the-Road Driver – Drives large commercial trucks across state lines to deliver product.
  • Purchasing Department – Responsible for purchasing material and supplies from vendors. Prepare purchase orders based on approved requisitions.
  • Maintenance Crew – Supplies material and tools, cleans work areas and equipment.
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic – Fixes any equipment problems in their assigned section of the plant or factory.


Production Specialist
– Runs and operates various machines that produce an array of motor vehicle parts and monitors computer-controlled systems that operate machines. Some production workers specialize in one type of machine while others specialize in multiple types.

  • Team Assembler – Works in a team and performs a variety of tasks that includes routine work on the product or part being manufactured.
  • Machinist – Produces precision metal parts too small to be made with automated machinery.
  • Metal and Plastic Worker – Runs computers, programmable devices and machines that mold and cut metal, plastic and glass parts.
  • Welder – Operates welding machines and performs welding tasks that can’t be produced with automated machinery.
  • Grinder and Polisher – Uses hand tools or power tools to sand and polish metal surfaces.
  • Painter – Paints surfaces of product or part.
  • Tool and Die Maker – Produces, maintains and repairs machine tools, dies, overhead conveyors and other special devices used in machines.
  • Inspector / Tester – Conducts checks to ensure that parts meet quality and safety standards. Inspects raw materials and checks parts for defects.


Research Developer / Designer
– Conducts extensive research and testing of vehicle parts prior to the time the parts are assembled in the manufacturing plant. Engineers and plans parts that will gain popularity in the market. Researches more fuel-efficient car parts and technologies.

  • Engineering Technician – Prepares specifications for materials, devises and runs tests to ensure product quality and devises ways to improve manufacturing efficiency. Tests to see if product meets safety, quality and environmental standards. Tests product in different driving conditions.
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial Engineer –  Oversees the building and testing of transmissions, brakes, suspensions and other mechanical and electrical components. Uses computers and other assorted tools to determine whether each part meets cost, safety, performance and quality specifications.
    • Mechanical: Designs improvements for engine, transmissions and other working parts
    • Electrical: Designs vehicle’s electrical and electronic systems.
    • Industrial: Designs an efficient plant layout used to manufacture parts.
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer –  Uses artistic talent, computers and information on product use, marketing, materials and production methods to create parts that will make the vehicle competitive in the marketplace. Uses sketches and computer-aided design techniques to create models of vehicle parts.
    • Lead Designer: Performs regular design activities and manages day-to-day activities of the design team.


Management
– Establishes guidelines for the design of motor parts and serves as public representatives for the company. Determines if vehicle parts will satisfy repair shop and consumer demand, meet various regulations and prove economically practical to make.

  • First Line Supervisor – Oversees production staff.
  • Plant / Production Manager – Oversees manufacturing processes and procedures including staffing, scheduling, quality control and inventory. Ensures the flow of materials and parts between or within plant departments. Oversees health, environmental and safety processes of the plant.
  • Industrial Production Manager – Oversees first-line supervisor and plant manager.
  • Quality Manager – Manages total quality of the programs, policies and initiatives. Analyzes, develops and improves product quality, customer service programs and customer relationships.
  • Engineering Manager – Oversees entire engineering program, which includes product design, product launch and plant support. Develops high value and cost effective designs and systems for parts based on engineering, manufacturing and computer capabilities and requirements.


Executive Level
– Leads the company by creating and communicating the company’s vision and mission, provides leadership, develops corporate strategies, creates and reviews goals and makes final decisions.

  • Division Vice President – Oversees the operations of a given number of districts or departments in a geographic area.
  • Vice President – Vice President of (manufacturing facility, company), Division Vice President, Chief (Operating Officer, Financial Officer, Intelligence Officer, Executive Officer), President
  • Chief Financial Officer – Oversees the financial operations of the company, including accounting (Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable).
  • Chief Information Officer – Oversees the Information Systems for the company including the help desk, computer systems and phone systems.
  • Chief Operating Officer – Manages the day-to-day operations of the entire company and reports to the CEO
  • Chief Executive Officer – The highest ranking corporate officer of an entire company, oversees the entire management of an organization. Works with a board of directors to achieve the company’s strategic goals.

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