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Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations – products that enhance your driving experience. Every day, approximately 70,000 associates around the world cooperate to contribute their knowledge, skills and automotive passion toward this goal. Individuals, who like to take on responsibilities, use their creativity and contribute their ideas toward the common success. Individuals like you!

Equipment Planning

Job Req ID:  16393

Duncan, US, 29334

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  permanent

Objective of job

Planning and realizing of production equipment, and/or production procedures as well as their integration into the plant operation process. Responsible for the development of equipment in one process (in Development) OR responsible for the planning and procurement of equipment for a technology group, (in production) 


Principle Activities


  • Create concepts and new ideas
  • Develop new and refine existing machine technology, under consideration of work safety
  • Collaboration in the improvement of equipment standards, in accordance with supervisor
  • If applicable, collaboration in the integration of solution concepts for the optimization of  the automatization; in cooperation with the involved technical areas, (e.g. production development, etc.)
  • if applicable, preparation of presentations and introduction to customer
  • if applicable, collaboration in the development of equipment, trial plans, catalog with measures, and the according release documentation, (e.g. in development, etc.)
  • Create all equipment documents, in line with the equipment standards
  • Execution of machine takeover, determination of machine capability (MFU), and implementation grad of specification book requirements
  • Technical release of equipment for production
  • Execution of pre-calculations for the evaluation of concepts
  • Support of the equipment implementation with the plant
    Details of principal activities
  • Execution of feasibility study, under consideration of the production specifications, equipment standards and plant guidelines; in corporation with Process Development, Application Engineering, and internal or rather, external supplier
  • Preparation of equipment targets, (e.g. balancing times, staffing, utilization, etc.) in corporation with Process Development and/or Process Engineering, in consideration with their project targets as input for Process Planning
  • Negotiations with internal or rather, external supplier regarding  technology, deadlines and content; in accordance with Production, Process Engineering and Purchasing
  • Creation of design and delivery releases for internal and external supplier, under consideration of the requirement specifications. In corporation with Production and Process Engineering and Purchasing
  • Planning and support of the equipment implementation within the plant
  • Planning and supervising of the equipment budget with the objective to observe the provided targets
  • Creation, maintenance and balancing of the equipment timings plans with the project plans, in corporation with the project team
  • Collaboration in the industrialization of a project, in corporation with Process Planning and Logistic with the goal to achieve the optimum in layout, production flow, material procurement, material flow, and tool change
  • Collaboration in the product and process FMEA, as team member for the equipment topics
  • Determination of project risks and reporting to line supervisor
  • Creation of cost comparison, economic efficiency, amortization calculation; regarding different equipment concepts, in corporation with Process Planning and Process Engineering
  • Collaboration in the preparation of emergency and service concepts, and their implementation & validaton, together with Production with the objective to achieve a high OEE


Job Requirements

 Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

 2 or more years experience within automotive engineering and planning

 15-25% Travel for Business



We are looking forward to your application.


Company / Legal Entity: DAA Dräxlmaier Automotive of America LLC., Org-Code: PI6-AM13 

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina