Technical Development Engineer

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  • Richmond, KY, USA
  • 2022-06-20

Technical Engineer Richmond, KY


  • Leading Automotive supplier of automotive glazing for the OEM and aftermarket industries and part of the largest global class supplier employing more than 50,000 employees worldwide in approximately 30 countries.


  • Comprehensive Benefits and Salary Program including bonus participation
  • Medical Plans to choose from plus Dental, Vision, and prescription plan
  • Flexible Health and Dependent Care Spending Programs
  • 100% paid by company Life Insurance – 1 x annual salary up to $200k and Dependent Life Insurance coverage of $2000
  • Voluntary Group Life Insurance
  • STD and LTD Coverage available after 6 months – 100% paid by company
  • 401K Employee Stock Savings Plan with eligibility
  • Vacation – 3wks / prorated
  • Other benefits include 11 paid holidays, Wellness Program, Paid Bereavement days, Employee Assistance Program, Direct Deposit, Credit Union Affiliate and more
  • This company believes in investing in the growth and development of their employees
  • Work Life Balance – very little overtime
  • Pleasant, clean, safe work environment
  • Chance to be part of a proud team manufacturing award winning products recognized worldwide


The Technical Development Engineer is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the technical department. He or she will provide technical support in the hot end batch house, furnace, tin bath, and lehr operations (Hot End processes) and help resolve glass quality problems as required. This individual also provides operation assistance, training, participation in audits as well as helping develop and support best practices.

  • Plan, prepare, coordinate, supervise, and participate in repair and maintenance work in any hot end process as needed
  • Provide day-today support for hot end processes including resolving process upsets, process changes, training, etc.
  • Provide technical support to troubleshoot Hot End Processes and equipment issues and develop and implement short and long-term corrective actions by identifying root causes
  • Understand and monitor Hot End process parameters and equipment
  • Interact with all support system pertinent to Hot End operations such as environmental, water supply, etc.
  • Perform furnace inspection and initiate short and long-term solutions to maintain and overall improve furnace operations
  • Interact with other Engineers, production, and maintenance personnel and mason to investigate problems and implement solutions
  • Coordinate with all necessary personnel during scheduled shutdowns and repairs
  • Develop, prepare, and maintain up-to-date operation procedures process documentation in line with IATF 16949 requirements
  • Plan, prepare, and coordinate preventive maintenance
  • Analyze data to determine trends associated with quality or process issues
  • Assist in the improvement, implementation, and communication of changes related to hot end processes
  • Assure compliance with federal, state, and local laws related to job responsibilities
  • Coordinate training production personnel and working with them to improve processes
  • Provide technical support to troubleshoot and solve problems impacting yields, capacity, quality, environmental compliance, and safety
  • Utilize continuous improvement and implement and support best practices to facilitate process improvements
  • Participate in 5S projects
  • Support new process development activities
  • Assist and lead in the identification and resolution of product quality issues
  • Participate in safety initiatives


  • BS Degree in Engineering (Ceramics, Glass, Materials or Chemical Engineering)
  • At least 3 or more years’ experience in glass manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of glass melting and manufacturing processes
  • Experience with statistical methods and analysis
  • Analytical skills to troubleshoot Hot End Processes
  • Able to use MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Looking for candidates who love manufacturing, can be hands on, and excel at team building!!