Production Engineer - I

Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Muscle Shoals, AL, US, 35661

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Production Engineer - I to join our team. The ideal candidate will plan, design, and implement production processes, ensure new product designs can be manufactured, and maintain the molding processes in production. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Provides day-to-day technical support for the molding process in the plant. 
  • Supports new launch development activities for assigned departments. 
  • Addresses internal and external customer complaints, conducts investigations, develops root cause analysis, determines countermeasures, and documents — using NAL problem solving methods. 
  • Supports mold trials prior to molds arriving at NAL including interface with Tool Engineering and outside tool shops, including domestic and international travel to outside tool shops. 
  • Leads and/or participates in continuous improvement activities targeted to facilitate improvements in quality, productivity, and safety; and reductions in scrap and machine downtime. 
  • Develops and updates/improves check sheets for all production equipment for preventative maintenance and machine condition. 


Your Background 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, or a related discipline, plus 0 - 2 years of related manufacturing experience OR
  • Associate’s Degree, plus 2 – 4 years of related manufacturing experience. 


Experience in multi-color molding and robotics for an automotive manufacturer is preferred. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 14397

Location: Muscle Shoals Plant 

Nearest Major Market: Florence