Production Engineer I

Published: May 10, 2019 Location: Louisville, KY, US

LINAK U.S. Inc. is a global leader in the design and production of electric linear actuator systems. Our products are used in various industries including medical, agriculture, industrial automation, furniture, construction, and other great industries. Our North and South American headquarters where we have both Sales and Manufacturing divisions is located in Louisville, Kentucky.

Our mission as a company is straightforward: We provide products that improve people's quality of life and working environment.

LINAK U.S. Inc. offers a great work environment and challenging career opportunities. As a company, we operate by a set of values that are deeply rooted in the organization.

We as a company value:

  • Customer Orientation
  • The Will to Change
  • Loyalty, Openness and honesty
  • Enthusiasm and Individual Efficiency
  • Job Satisfaction and Helpfulness
  • Creativity

The Production Engineer I works on growth and organized process improvements with assigned production areas. This must be accomplished within the framework of the organization’s overall corporate policies, plans, and programs.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning - Assure efficient and robust manufacturing processes are implemented in each production cell
  • Process Flows / PFMEA / Work Instructions
  • Equipment Validation Documentation (validations performed with or by Equipment Engineer)
  • Assist Quality Engineer with maintaining area Control Plans
  • Project Work - Develop and implement action plans to prevent identified process concerns from affecting product quality, delivery, and cost
  • Growth – Work on the addition or modification of larger scale equipment or process projects
  • Kaizen – Participate in KPI driven Kaizen projects or events
  • Corrective Actions – Develop and/or execute corrective action improvements
  • Daily Activities - Engage with personnel within the manufacturing cells to instill an understanding of the use of engineering principles to resolve issues
  • ECO (Engineering Change Order) completion
  • Complete assigned C4 improvement activities
  • Attend Info Center meetings and complete assigned Info Center Task List item
  • Assist with production support as needed
  • All other duties as assigned by management


The Production Engineer I will work to support the organization and under the direction of the Production Line Manager and must be capable of performing in a responsible manner the techniques and tasks that are assigned. Requirements include:

  • Previous technical or technical sales experience (which may include co-ops or internships) with similar responsibilities is preferred but not required.
  • A BA/BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Manufacturing) is required.
  • Good communication, and coaching skills are necessary.
  • Strong technical skills and the ability to read engineering drawings and schematics are necessary.
  • The incumbent must be goal oriented with a high degree of enthusiasm.
  • The ideal candidate will be team oriented, self-motivated, able to prioritize tasks or projects independently, and forward thinking.
  • Must be familiar with various systems as well as internet based administrator programs.
  • Must be familiar with equipment for standard business operations such as MS Word, Outlook, Excel programs and personal computer operation.
  • CNC and PLC programming experience is a plus.
  • Design software (such as AutoCAD or SolidWorks) is a plus.
  • Must uphold the LINAK values as an employee of LINAK U.S. Inc.

Screening Requirements: Criminal Background Check, Basic Skills, Education and Drug Testing

The benefits of employment at LINAK include: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) Plan with Company Contribution, Teladoc, Tuition Reimbursement, Special Incentive Plans, Onsite Workout Room and Flex Time.

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