Location Guadalajara, Mexico

Pacesetting. Passionate. Together. Since 1899, HELLA, one of the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, has shaped the industry with innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics. In addition, the company is one of the most important partners of the aftermarket and independent workshops. What motivates us: Shaping the mobility of tomorrow and fostering the central market trends such as autonomous driving, efficiency and electrification, connectivity and digitization as well as individualization. Every day, 39,000 employees worldwide are committed to this with passion, know-how and innovative strength.


  • Agreeing and following up targets with the Project Manager or the Operations Readiness Manager in terms of quality, costs and timing in agreement with the superior and taking existing processes and methods into consideration.
  • Steering and executing in the development of production methods taking the market development for production systems into account and check new systems for their suitability and applicability as set by Hella specific constrains and legal requirements.
  • Advice the development responsible concerning production related options / improvements at new developments and modifications of products regarding optimum (cost and quality) joining and assembly design as well as process design.
  • Prepare suggestions for design of components suitable for production in accordance with manufacturing requirements identifying concrete potentials for saving based on the idea of TCO (total cost of ownership); inspiring design or manufacturing engineering changes.
  • Plan complex operating equipment based on capacity and staff deployment plans to be drawn up; define type, extent, and number necessary production equipment (including auxiliary and series tools, jigs, testing equipment, special machines); arrange the procurement and/or production of the specified operating equipment.
  • Determine available internal capacities for the construction of operating equipment; estimate the costs and prepare suggestions for internal or external procurement.
  • Define and describe manufacturing sequences, manufacturing capacities and operating equipment data taking into account the planning variables to be determined (workflows, planned times, batch sizes); prepare manufacturing plans using existing systems and methods.
  • Plan new manufacturing sequences and operating equipment with the help of existing manufacturing processes, taking knowledge from the field of work science, production engineering and economics into account, as well as guidelines and standards. Use digitization to increase efficiency and robustness (e.g.MES, Hydra, iTAC).
  • Continual editing, interpretation and implementation of relevant technical information from internal and external partners as well as coordination and implementation of process and production equipment changes.
  • Evaluate risks using the process FMEA and taking customer requirements into consideration as well as developing and implementation of improvement actions.
  • Prepare, update and manage production and quality related documentation according to the guidelines as well as creating and updating the production master data.
  • Involvement in internal and external pre-series audits in production and quality assurance, as well as supporting series auditing in agreement with the superior if appropriate.
  • Plan and coordinate the preparation of (initial) samples including component recording and provision; monitoring the production of (initial) samples and carrying out acceptance test checks; if appropriate initiating design changes in agreement with the project team.
  • Involvement in and/or implementation of defined escalation scenarios whenever deviations from targets occur in manufacturing engineering; showing existing alternative solutions.
  • Involvement in the technical implementation of production relocation.
  • Involvement in change management (EOP control, costing, feasibility analysis, scheduling etc.)


  • 4+ years minimum in similar position preferably lighting industry.
  • University degree in Mechanical Engineer
  • Requires effective oral and written English communication skills. (is a Must)
  • Understanding of direct continuous improvement and rapid-change transformation via the use of tools and methodologies included Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making.

Take the opportunity to reveal your potential within a global, family-run company that offers you the best possible conditions for progressing in your career.

Please send us your application through our careers portal, citing reference number 90092678.

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HELLA Automotive Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Ms. Diana Carrillo
Carretera al Castillo Km. 10,5
C.P. 45680 El Salto Jalisco, Mexico