Production Engineering - Manager

Date: May 3, 2024

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 Engineering Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will plan and direct the production engineering function; and provide technical support to other engineering disciplines, manufacturing, or staff functions within his or her assigned manufacturing facility. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Plans and directs all production engineering activities and personnel within the plant, ensuring proper and effective support of new product launches by the production engineering department. 
  • Ensures process control systems for all production processes, and provides adequate training to the manufacturing groups to assure capability of implementing control system. 
  • Oversees the on-time input of the BOM/routings, and ensures that production rates and machine cycle times are available for input for all new products per the established project plan. 
  • Assists in the preparation of Process Failure Mode and Effect Analyses (PFMEA), Process Design Sheets, Process Flow Diagrams, and other Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities. 
  • Ensures proper utilization of equipment through updating engineering standards (i.e. production rates, machine load). 
  • Ensures the on-time delivery of all equipment necessary to support new product launches.


Your Background 

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, or a related discipline, plus 8 - 10 years of experience in manufacturing environment—including: 

  • 2 - 4 years of experience in Production/Process Engineering. 
  • 4 years of experience in a lead, supervisory, or management position. 


MBA or MS in Engineering, and experience with an automotive lighting 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: 16498

Location: Muscle Shoals Plant 

Nearest Major Market: Florence