Machining - Production Engineer

Location:  Columbus, US

The Hirschvogel Automotive Group is among the most successful manufacturers of forged steel and aluminum parts. More than 6,000 employees worldwide produce forged parts and components for the automotive industry and its system suppliers. At our plant in Columbus, Ohio/USA more than 300 employees manufacture automotive parts in large-series production by means of forging and machining.



​​​​​​Technical responsibilities:

  • Improve machine and tool lifetime
  • Troubleshooting of process issues
  • CNC programming
  • Minor Machine repair
  • Machine Change over if required
  • Make corrections and operations drawings together with the design department
  • Solving of Q-problems with 8D reports
  • Investigate equipment performance to obtain data for optimizing processes


Specific Responsibilities

  • Application of Hirschvogel safety principles
  • Application of the Hirschvogel environmental policy/principles
  • Application of rules for occupational safety (cleanliness)
  • Planning and improving production results with regards to output and scrap
  • Training of workforce (machine operators and supervision)
  • Development of Q-plans together with the corresponding team
  • Development of work and set-up rules
  • Management of department productivity and work quality
  • Run and support production with the least possible costs, implementing target for zero-defects
  • Reduce costs of the machined parts



  • Mechanical Engineering Degree, CNC programmer, or experience equivalent in relevant field
  • 5+ years job related training and experience (machine operation, maintenance, production  

and process engineering in the area of metal working and machining)


Technical Knowledge

  • Computer knowledge (Microsoft Office)
  • NC knowledge (ISO programming required)
  • SPC knowledge (basics)
  • SAP knowledge
  • Blueprint reading



If you have any questions please contact Rhonda McMorris and we look forward to receiving your online application.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.