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Hankook Tire Production Quality Engineer II in Clarksville, Tennessee

Job Title: QA Engineer II

Department: America QA Team

Shift: Core business hours are Monday - Friday, 8AM-5PM

*Extended hours to be expected based on business needs. (Nights, weekends, and holiday work as required)

Direct Report: Unit Manager

  1. To perform advanced or specialized engineering duties generally focused on trouble shooting, internal and external audits, process improvement, and the inspection of products for defects or deviation from specification.

  2. Support plant by interfacing with plant manufacturing, engineering, and other internal and external organizations. Ensure product & quality systems integrity. Ensure plant and corporate design manual requirements are being followed.

  • Work with a "Safety Always" mindset through supporting and promoting continuous improvement of safety and health in the workplace.

  • Perform all duties with a "Quality First" mindset through improvement of work processes and procedures to eliminate and prevent defects.

  • Contribute and/or support small projects or processes of complex scope, with limited oversight from management.

  • Coach and review work of less experienced professionals.

  • Assist in the development of operational plans and implement for areas of assigned responsibilities.

  • Applies potential new technologies, products and test method development by developing and validating theories.

  • Document and enforce technology and quality standards; develop and control quality management systems and technical specifications.

  • Make recommendations concerning acquisition and use of new technologies and testing equipment to support business needs.

  • Evaluate the standardized work process of production; report current status to the relevant parties.

  • Arrange, conduct, and evaluate internal and customer audits; publish the results; implement and follow up with corrective actions.

  • Work with internal customers to understand their testing needs.

  • Maintain and troubleshoot existing equipment and validate testing protocols.

  • Communicate regularly with the Manufacturing Units to ensure efficient information sharing.

  • Present project status and project closures to internal customers and upper management.

  • Gather, arrange, analyze data regularly and share reports with Management and other customers.

  • May participate in intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications.

  • Contribute to cross functional teams in designated area/process on various improvements and projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supporting proposal development, contract documentation, and other activities as required.

  • Systematically identify causes of problems and identify possible solutions in a Plan - Do - Check - Act methodology.

  • Train, advise, and coach operators and staff on correct processes and procedures as needed.

  • Support production as needed to ensure production and quality needs are uninterrupted.

  • Contribute to budget and expenditure planning, occasional cost/benefit analysis to make improvements.

  • Occasionally travel to support quality concerns, conduct supplier audits, attend training, or support other company needs or initiatives.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned by management

Required Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology to include the entire Microsoft Office Suite.

Required Skills:

  • Project Management- Using excellent time management skills to successfully work on multiple projects at once. Ability to prioritize tasks effectively.

  • Active Listening & Speaking - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times; talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


  • Bachelor's degree required; field of science or learning major required (Mechanical / Industrial Engineering majors preferred); advanced degree in a related field preferred


  • 2+ years of proven engineering experience in the manufacturing industry required

  • Relevant experience preferred to include internships or Co-ops.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to frequently move about the manufacturing plant campus, general office environments, production areas, and occasionally ascend/descend stairs.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.

  • Must be able to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.

  • Must be able to position self to file documents including the top and bottom drawers of file cabinets.

  • Must be able to occasionally move office equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.

Job ID: 2021-1894

External Company Name: Hankook Tire Manufacturing Tennessee

External Company URL:

Street: 2950 International Boulevard