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Continental Processing Engineer (automation focus) in Plymouth, Indiana

Processing Engineer (automation focus)

Plymouth, IN


Job Description


Continental Tire has been around for nearly 150 years, we’ve been changing the way the world moves while making it more safe, smart, sustainable and accessible to all.

Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest race tire manufacturer in the world. Hoosier has grown to produce over 1000 different types of race tires. The company has its own 300-mph test wheel; a technology center; state-of-the-art, fully-integrated production facilities recently adding a high-tech mixing plant, with enough capacity to produce not only for Hoosier Racing Tire, but to have the ability to produce rubber for additional entities as well as a model sales and distribution network.

Our Hoosier location at Plymouth, IN is seeking a process Engineer to join our team.

Are you ready to shape the future with us?


Implementing new automation technology & quality systems in tire and component manufacturing

for improved output and quality, including improving todays manufacturing processes as well as industrializing new processes, machines and measuring systems.

A) Automation Technology

• identifying automation potentials in tire / component production and material handling

• developing & proposing automation concepts incl. feasibility and cost/benefit evaluation

• taking the lead in machine projects (requirement book, design, supplier discussions, FMEA, release criteria)

• industrialization of new processes, machines, machine components

• process evaluation: scrap rates, process capability studies (“cpk”), time studies

• complete implementation incl. work instructions, operator training, preventive maintenance, quality monitoring

B) Industrialization in general

• industrialization of new products, materials, components, processes, machines

• machine recipes changes

• supporting & evaluating R&D trials (including generating trial reports)

• complexity management

C) Quality tracking & improving (of today’s manufacturing processes)

• scrap analysis: observing, reporting and improving scrap in the production of materials, components and tires

• trouble shooting in serial production manufacturing

• problem solving techniques such as root cause analysis, lessons learned documentation and FEMA

• triggering and steering maintenance and calibration activities

• new or updated work instructions for operators

• initiating, following and concluding trial reports

• process capability studies

D) Additional everyday functions, especially

• creating and revising procedures and work instructions

• conduct meetings such as scrap, employee reviews and toolboxes


• Immediate Benefits

• Paid Time Off

• Tuition & Employee Discounts

• Annual Bonus

• Employer 401(k) Match

• And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

Job Requirements


Specific Skills and Abilities (In Order of Importance), mandatory

• Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering – or – at least 3 years of experience in machine design & sensor technology – or – at least 3 years in an engineering function in a tire plant

• Familiar with systematic machine development, from “requirement book” up to “release criteria”

• Familiar with (statistical) data evaluation

• Quality tools (FMEA, process capability)


Specific Skills and Abilities (In Order of Importance), preferably

• Tire design and/or tire building know-how

• Familiarity with tire building machines

• Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

• Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity.

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About Continental

The Business Area Tires offers the perfect tires for a wide range of different applications - from cars, trucks and buses to special vehicles, bicycles and motorcycles. Through continuous investment in Research & Development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the Business Area Tires includes services for the tire trade and for fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.

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