Manufacturing Engineering - Supervisor

Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

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 Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor to join our team. The ideal candidate will supervise and coordinate the activities and personnel of the Manufacturing Engineering department, which includes support for new launch development and day-to-day technical issues for the assembly process in the plant with a focus on scrap and downtime reduction. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of the manufacturing engineers and manufacturing engineering technicians. 
  • Provides leadership and guidance within the department for the support of new product launch teams. 
  • Coordinates the timely input of the BOM/routings, and helps to ensure that production rates and machine cycle times are available for input for all new products per the established project plan. 
  • Assists in planning for adequate floor space for assembly line location, storage, and work-in-process (WIP), as well as in the preparation of materials/product flow plans. 
  • Assists in the management of the department, as well as in the development of annual departmental goals, headcount, and budgets. 
  • Evaluates departmental training needs, schedules employees for training, and/or conducts the training of manufacturing engineers and manufacturing engineering technicians in accordance with their overall responsibilities within the department. 


Your Background 

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Industrial Technology, or a technical discipline, plus 6 - 8 years of experience in manufacturing environment to include: 

  • 2 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering 
  • 2 years of experience in a lead, supervisory, or management position. 


Experience in an engineering function 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: 17174

Location: Paris Plant 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur