JOBS @ UGN

Nov-19
Manufacturing Services Manager-Chicago Heights, IL

UGN, a world class manufacturer of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America, is seeking a Manufacturing Services Manager to join our team in Chicago Heights, IL.

Summary

The Manufacturing Services Manager plans, organizes and directs the Manufacturing Services function, including Maintenance, Process Engineering and Facilities Engineering through the proper use and sequence of materials, tools, machinery, equipment and facilities to successfully support all manufacturing operations.  In order to meet customer expectations as it relates to safety, quality, cost and delivery and meet margin expectations, the Manufacturing Services Manager directs subordinates toward increasing the efficiency of the manufacturing processes, equipment, facilities and run standards. In addition, plans and directs maintenance operations and those listed above.  With Corporate Engineering and Manufacturing, coordinates the efficient introduction of new Product and Tooling into the facility to ensure low cost manufacturing. Responsible for the review of subordinates Capital Requests and provides revisions as appropriate. Develops Long Range Plan (LRP) goals and objectives for the departments, along with capital projects. Plans and administers the Capital Budget and MRO budgets.  This opportunity is located in our Somerset, KY plant.

Responsibilities:

  • Study functional statements, organization charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of team members and work units to identify areas of duplication.
  • Establish work measurement programs and analyze work samples to develop standards for labor utilization.
  • Analyze work force utilization, facility layout and operational data such as production costs, process flow charts, and production schedules to determine efficient utilization of team members and equipment.
  • Recommend methods of improving team member efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing work flow, relocating workstations and equipment and purchase of equipment.
  • Direct the development of manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Direct day-to-day maintenance activities to ensure uptime goals are met.
  • Oversee the continuing review, revision, improvement and equipment for existing products and participate in finding solutions to the more complex and unusual manufacturing process problems using the team environment including multi-discipline teams.
  • Oversee the process and analyze daily production efficiency and determine whether the standard, performance, tooling or other elements of production are performing satisfactorily.
  • Provide advice and assistance to manufacturing departments in connection with the solution to manufacturing difficulties; anticipate finding solutions to the more complex problems that arise, and confer with Corporate
  • Engineering / Tooling when design problems are involved.
  • Assign special studies and projects relating to equipment, product and process improvements and cost reductions to Process Engineers. Outline scope, objective and approach to be taken; review progress and results.
  • Analyze and develop a plan regarding cost estimating, maintenance, manufacturing processes and equipment,facilities and standards.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive capital development strategy for the facility.
  • Review proposed budgets prepared by subordinates; suggest revisions as necessary.
  • Develop staff in both technological and team/interpersonal skills so as to better achieve business objectives.
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for process improvements that are designed to ensure safety, increase efficiency, drive down cost, and improve quality.
  • Directly supervises or may supervise subordinate Coordinators who supervise Team Members in Process Engineering, Maintenance, and Tool Repair departments. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree preferably in Electrical Engineering
  • 10 plus years work experience in Facilities, Maintenance and Management.
  • Strong communication skills, leadership skills and team building skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of this organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications– Word, Excel; Microsoft Outlook; knowledge of Database software, Oracle ERP, Design software; Manufacturing software; and Project Management software.

To apply, please email your resume to Lisa Jurack at lisa.jurack@ugnauto.com

Oct-31
Manufacturing Services Manager – Somerset, KY

UGN, a world class manufacturer of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America, is seeking a Manufacturing Services Manager to join our team in Somerset, Kentucky.

Summary

The Manufacturing Services Manager plans, organizes and directs the Manufacturing Services function, including Maintenance, Process Engineering and Facilities Engineering through the proper use and sequence of materials, tools, machinery, equipment and facilities to successfully support all manufacturing operations.  In order to meet customer expectations as it relates to safety, quality, cost and delivery and meet margin expectations, the Manufacturing Services Manager directs subordinates toward increasing the efficiency of the manufacturing processes, equipment, facilities and run standards. In addition, plans and directs maintenance operations and those listed above.  With Corporate Engineering and Manufacturing, coordinates the efficient introduction of new Product and Tooling into the facility to ensure low cost manufacturing. Responsible for the review of subordinates Capital Requests and provides revisions as appropriate. Develops Long Range Plan (LRP) goals and objectives for the departments, along with capital projects. Plans and administers the Capital Budget and MRO budgets.  This opportunity is located in our Somerset, KY plant.

Responsibilities:

  • Study functional statements, organization charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of team members and work units to identify areas of duplication.
  • Establish work measurement programs and analyze work samples to develop standards for labor utilization.
  • Analyze work force utilization, facility layout and operational data such as production costs, process flow charts, and production schedules to determine efficient utilization of team members and equipment.
  • Recommend methods of improving team member efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing work flow, relocating workstations and equipment and purchase of equipment.
  • Direct the development of manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Direct day-to-day maintenance activities to ensure uptime goals are met.
  • Oversee the continuing review, revision, improvement and equipment for existing products and participate in finding solutions to the more complex and unusual manufacturing process problems using the team environment including multi-discipline teams.
  • Oversee the process and analyze daily production efficiency and determine whether the standard, performance, tooling or other elements of production are performing satisfactorily.
  • Provide advice and assistance to manufacturing departments in connection with the solution to manufacturing difficulties; anticipate finding solutions to the more complex problems that arise, and confer with Corporate
  • Engineering / Tooling when design problems are involved.
  • Assign special studies and projects relating to equipment, product and process improvements and cost reductions to Process Engineers. Outline scope, objective and approach to be taken; review progress and results.
  • Analyze and develop a plan regarding cost estimating, maintenance, manufacturing processes and equipment,facilities and standards.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive capital development strategy for the facility.
  • Review proposed budgets prepared by subordinates; suggest revisions as necessary.
  • Develop staff in both technological and team/interpersonal skills so as to better achieve business objectives.
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for process improvements that are designed to ensure safety, increase efficiency, drive down cost, and improve quality.
  • Directly supervises or may supervise subordinate Coordinators who supervise Team Members in Process Engineering, Maintenance, and Tool Repair departments. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree preferably in Electrical Engineering
  • 10 plus years work experience in Facilities, Maintenance and Management.
  • Strong communication skills, leadership skills and team building skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of this organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications– Word, Excel; Microsoft Outlook; knowledge of Database software, Oracle ERP, Design software; Manufacturing software; and Project Management software.

To apply, please email your resume to Lisa Jurack at lisa.jurack@ugnauto.com

 

Oct-28
Maintenance Technician II – Monroe, OH

UGN, a world class manufacturer of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America, is seeking a Maintenance Technician II to join our team in Monroe, Ohio.

Summary

The Maintenance Technician II meets requirements of a Maintenance Technician I. Maintains production and facilities equipment by performing preventive, predictive, project and reactive maintenance services on all UGN machines and equipment as required by individual plant configurations.

Responsibilities:

Some variations may occur due to individual plant configurations. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provide maintenance function Preventive, Predictive, Project & Reactive
  2. Communicate required supply of essential spare parts
  3. Maintain production and facilities equipment manuals library relating to facility
  4. Maintain up to date equipment history
  5. Maintain training level to perform adequate maintenance performance 

Mechanical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Proteus computerized maintenance management system for work scheduling, obtaining location and reorder of replacement spare parts and recording work performed for equipment history.
  • Observe mechanical devices in operation and use your senses and devices to identify the need for repair maintenance. Collaborate with maintenance staff as needed for correct diagnosis and repair of machines.
  • Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment.
  •  Listen for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunctions and
  • Detect malfunctions and discuss machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair.
  •  Dismantle equipment to gain access to remove adjust or replace consumable  components, or install new or repaired parts in defective machine and/or equipment.
  •  Test, diagnose and replace faulty mechanical, pipe system, hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment as required by plant location.
  •  Set up and operate testing devices, welders, drill press, grinders, oxy fuel and propane torches, saws and other tools to make and repair parts of machines and equipment.
  •  Clean and maintain HVAC and air compressor coils. 
  •  Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears and other parts of machinery. Upon discovery of damaged components replacement may be necessary.
  •  Clean, lubricate & adjust equipment per scheduled maintenance protocols.
  •  Inspect, clean, lubricate, and repair truck loading dock plates to maintain in operational order.
  •  Replace electric motor bearings and rewire motors.
  •  Repair and maintain production facility.

 Facilities Electrical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect and repair electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of facilities equipment including re-securing contact terminations.
  •  Inspect and test equipment such as transformers, motors, controls, lighting fixtures, wiring and component parts.
  •  Inspect and repair or replace faulty electrical components such as printed circuit boards.

Facilities Professional Responsibilities:

  • Communicate task completed to team leaders and supervisors before leaving the area. 
  • Communicate faulty conditions found during equipment evaluations to Maintenance Coordinator and Technicians for follow up repair or replacement beyond your experience level.

 Qualifications:

  • Associate degree from a college or technical school; and twelve months related experience and or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions,  procedure and equipment manuals.   Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Knowledge of Office applications such as Word, Excel. And Internet software.
  • May be required to have/obtain licenses to operate powered industrial trucks, boom lifts, scissor lifts, or other types of equipment used to facilitate equipment repairs and accessibility.

To apply, please email your resume to Brett Bechinske at brett.bechinske@ugnauto.com.

 

Oct-28
Production Shift Coordinator-Valparaiso, IN

UGN, a world class manufacturer of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America, is seeking a Production Shift  Coordinator to join our team in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Summary

The Production Shift Coordinator supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacturing environment; plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions. Ensures the customer’s requirements are met safely and on time.  This position is located at our Valparaiso, IN plant and is for our A shift from 10:30 pm to 7:00 am.

Responsibilities:

  • Confer with management to establish production and quality control standards.
  • Operate within the budget and cost controls to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery of products ordered.
  • Plan and coordinate production activities with all plant departments.
  • Establish production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
  • Review and analyze all reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, operating or production problems.
  • Develop and implement operating methods and procedures through appropriate channels designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
  • Revise production schedules and priorities as a result of equipment failure or operating problems.
  • Work with Process Engineering on equipment modifications in order to improve production and quality of products.
  • Perform as key member of BAMA, TPS, and TPM activities.
  • Oversee Maintenance, Quality and Materials on the off-shifts as needed.
  • Compile, store, and retrieve production data.
  • Participate in production when personnel shortages or production challenges occur.
  • Overnight travel to customer location may be required to support product related quality issues.
  • Directly supervises team members per shift in the department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of Team Members. Monitors daily activities of Maintenance, Quality and Shipping personnel on the shift. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training of team members; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; coaching Team Members; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • One year certificate from college or technical school; and two plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Oracle ERP.
  • Valid drivers license required.

To apply, please email your resume to Lisa Jurack at lisa.jurack@ugnauto.com

 

 

Oct-22
Supplier Development Manager-Tinley Park, IL

UGN, a world class manufacturer of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America, is seeking an Supplier Development Manager to join our team in Tinley Park, IL.

Summary

The Supplier Development Manager develops, coordinates and leads Supplier Development and Qualification assuring long term supply at world class performance levels with quality, delivery, cost and service. Assists in new supplier development and manages existing supplier maintenance and continuous improvement activities. Leads supplier development programs for critical suppliers and manages and reports on supplier metrics while working with Commodity Manager(s) to achieve a supply base compliant with ISO/TS16949.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor supplier development activities that align with organizational strategic goals and objectives.
  • Maintain and further develop supplier performance reports.
  • Conduct new and existing vendor audits and assessment to ensure all current and future suppliers meet company requirements.
  • Support purchasing and development teams in supplier cost reduction, VE/VA, and benchmarking activities.
  • Assist in defective part analysis and problem resolution as it pertains to supplier quality.
  • Manage supplier corrective actions during critical non-conformances.
  • Identify supply chain risks and establish gap plans.
  • Coordinate and/or conduct supplier baseline assessments (quality, capability, financial, technical).
  • Ensure supplier development plans are in place and executed to address systemic gaps, trends of poor performance, and/or productivity improvements.
  • Support Purchasing and Plants when needed to assure continuity of supply.
  • Educate and consult suppliers in process excellence concepts and tools.
  • Identify and investigate suppliers for new product development activities.
  • Identify efficiency opportunities utilizing lean manufacturing methods, standard cost modeling, six sigma and other tools.
  • Assure customer quality requirements are adhered to and quality system is maintained.

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree (B.S. or B.A.) from accredited four-year college or university.
  • Five to ten years related experience in automotive industry and supplier development and/or quality engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of TPS, APQP, TS16969, DFMEA, PFMEA, Six Sigma, TPS, APQP, ISIR/PPAP/PSR, SPC, 8D, Control plans, and Lean manufacturing principles.
  • APQP and automotive launch experience. 
  • Project leadership and successful coordination skills involving multiple functional groups and locations.
  • APICS and ASQ affiliation and certification preferred.  
  • Black Belt or CQE certification preferred. 
  • Affiliation with Lean Institute or certification in lean techniques and application preferred.

 

To apply, please email your resume to Lisa Jurack at lisa.jurack@ugnauto.com

Oct-22
Account Manager-Tinley Park, IL

UGN, a world class manufacturer of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America, is seeking an Account Manager to join our team in Tinley Park, IL.

Summary

The Account Manager has responsibility for a designated customer (Japanese automotive customer). In addition, they manage day to day commercial activities, such as engineering changes; support the Director of Business Development or Director of Sales to increase market share, develop business relationships, introduce new technologies and disseminate information to the various support groups within UGN.  This position is based out of our corporate headquarters in Tinley Park, IL.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Director of Business Development to maintain current level of business at each customer and to be fully conversant to future strategies, activities or requirements of the customer.
  • Support the coordination of all business activities of a given customer. Ensure that cash that is owed to UGN from the customer is collected on a timely manner.
  • Properly communicate to applicable plants and departments a customer’s visit expectations.
  • Maintain awareness of competitor’s activities at the customer.
  • Explore new business opportunities to increase market share, technology innovations and new products.
  • Support the development of strategies by platform for new business opportunities at each customer, which includes platform, targeted parts, internal strengths and weaknesses, and competitor’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Build customer relationships to promote, enhance and expand UGN’s position within the OEM and our reputation as a full range acoustical/interior trim producer.
  • Quote current and potential business opportunities.
  • Make a continuous effort to increase profit margins on all associate parts.
  • Responsible for all commercial issues related to engineering changes in support of Program Management.
  • Act as a lead in managing day to day activities on all current programs.
  • Support value add/value engineering activities by the plants, engineering and purchasing.
  • Assist Product Engineering with programs and projects at the customer technical center.
  • Develop an internal proposal for customers’ annual price reductions in a timely manner for approval.
  • Domestic and international travel as required to support commercial and technical related discussions with Nittoku, Autoneum and our customers.
  • Shared responsibility with the Director of Business Development for the establishment of the yearly volume and price forecast, regular maintenance of the UGN database and yearly entry of forecasted data.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years related experience in the automotive industry.  Masters or MBA is a plus.
  • Ability to respond effectively to inquiries from customers.
  • Must possess strong negotiating, strategic thinking, execution, teamwork, situational leadership and planning skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills are required.
  • Demonstrated sales ability and “presence” to deal effectively with senior-level contacts.
  • Significant network of contacts and ability to network in the defined market.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (estimated at 20%).
  • Previous experience working within the Japanese business culture and/or working with the Japanese automotive industry.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; project management software.

To apply, please email your resume to Lisa Jurack at lisa.jurack@ugnauto.com

Oct-14
Production Shift Coordinator-Somerset, KY

UGN, a world class manufacturer of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America, is seeking a Production Shift Coordinator to join our team in Somerset, Kentucky.

Summary

The Production Shift Coordinator supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in manufacturing environment; plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions. Ensures the customer’s requirements are met safely and on time.  This position is located at our Somerset, Kentucky plant.

Responsibilities:

  • Confer with management to establish production and quality control standards.
  • Operate within the budget and cost controls to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery of products ordered.
  • Plan and coordinate production activities with all plant departments.
  • Establish production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
  • Review and analyze all reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, operating or production problems.
  • Develop and implement operating methods and procedures through appropriate channels designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
  • Revise production schedules and priorities as a result of equipment failure or operating problems.
  • Work with Process Engineering on equipment modifications in order to improve production and quality of products.
  • Perform as key member of BAMA, TPS, and TPM activities.
  • Oversee Maintenance, Quality and Materials on the off-shifts as needed.
  • Compile, store, and retrieve production data.
  • Participate in production when personnel shortages or production challenges occur.
  • Overnight travel to customer location may be required to support product related quality issues.
  • Directly supervises team members per shift in the department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of Team Members. Monitors daily activities of Maintenance, Quality and Shipping personnel on the shift. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training of team members; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; coaching Team Members; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • One year certificate from college or technical school; and two plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Oracle ERP.
  • Valid drivers license required.

 

To apply, please email your resume to Lisa Jurack at lisa.jurack@ugnauto.com

 

Oct-1
Human Resources Assistant-Somerset, KY

UGN, a world class manufacturer of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America, is seeking a HR Assistant to join our team in Somerset, Kentucky.

Summary

The Human Resources Assistant performs various administrative and clerical duties to assist the Human Resources Manager and other staff in operating the Human Resources Department. This posision is located at our plant in Somerset, KY.  

 Responsibilities:

  • Update and maintain employee database information; create, update and maintain employee personnel files.
  • Assist with recruitment activities, conduct new employee orientations, and assist in other employment activities.  Assist in processing all job bid transactions and scheduling pre employment activities.
  • Respond to management and employee inquiries regarding policies, procedures and programs.
  • Respond to outside employment inquiries providing information to authorized persons in accordance with company policies.
  • May compute Office Hourly/Salary payroll information and transmit to Payroll Department.
  • Liaise with Corporate Human Resources team member inquiries concerning benefit issues.
  • Administer and/or maintain records of various employee activities.
  • Prepare reports and written correspondence as directed.
  • Maintain plant telephone directory and organization chart.
  • Strictly maintain employee privacy and departmental confidentiality in all human resource activities.

Qualifications:

  • One year certificate from college or technical school; and three years experience in human resources or customer service; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Human Resource information systems; proficiency with Microsoft applications–Word, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.

To apply, please email your resume to Lisa Jurack at lisa.jurack@ugnauto.com

 

Sep-29
Payroll Manager-Tinley Park, IL

UGN, a world class manufacturer of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America, is seeking a Payroll Manager to join our team in Tinley Park, IL.

Summary

The Payroll Manager supervises and coordinates payroll activities and compiles payroll data to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll throughout UGN.  Maintains payroll and time records as required by law.  Ensures that all payroll policies are administered in accordance with IRS and Department of Labor guidelines. Processes weekly and bi-weekly payrolls using ADP PCPW Version 6.5 and creates reporting from Reportsmith.  Responsible for administration of electronic time keeping system for full time and temporary team members.   This position is located at our headquarters in Tinley Park, IL.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily duties while multi-tasking, being flexible in accepting and handling special requests, and being detail-oriented in all aspects of the payroll function.
  • Maintain the set-up of the payroll system, including master controls, codes, accumulators, and reports.
  • Verify input of all new hire, termination, job title, pay rate, and Team Member demographic changes into NuView and ADP systems via plant and corporate human resources departments.
  • Work with Human Resources and Information Systems to set-up and maintain accurate system interfaces between NuView, ADP and UGN ERP System (Oracle/HRIS fusion in 2015).
  • Create ReportSmith reports for on-going weekly and periodic needs as well as special report requests. 
  • Accumulate, transmit and process payroll batches for all weekly and biweekly Team Members in accordance with UGN pay policies.  Download custom general ledger from ADP each pay cycle and save it in Accounting’s network folder. 
  • Coordinate the processing of all special and/or non-recurring payroll transactions, including relocation entries, special awards, yearend consideration, and any other special payrolls that may be requested.
  • Set up and maintain the TimeSaver biometric clock system; ensure that TimeSaver work rules match and interface with the Company’s most current payroll policies/systems.    Update the system for holiday codes, new departments or job titles, and schedules of team members.  Contact ADP for any issues with the clock system.
  • Understand and apply appropriate action on garnishments, tax levies, default student loans, child supports and Illinois wage assignments.  
  • Set-up, maintain and coordinate all benefit deductions with Corporate HR department, including annual benefit re-enrollment elections and scheduled reporting to benefit plan administrators.
  • Prepare, verify and timely transmit all 401(k) information for all Team Member withholding, loan repayment, employer match, quarterly flat contributions and annual profit sharing contributions.
  • Set-up and maintain all NuView/ADP-based paid time off tracking for all non-exempt Team Members using the ADP benefit accrual program.
  • Coordinate preparation and filing of mandatory reports with taxing authorities and governmental agencies.  Assist with all audits involving payroll information requests. 
  • Maintain professional and collegial relationships with all Plant Managers, HR Managers and Plant Controllers.
  • Ensure all pay practices are in compliance with IRS and state/local taxing authority regulations.  Process payroll with knowledge of pre-tax and taxable earnings and deductions. 
  • Ensure the accuracy and timely processing of year-end W-2 forms for all Team Members.  Perform quarterly reconciliation of wage and tax registers compared to weekly tracking and year to date Master Control data. 
  • Perform special projects and produce informational reports as requested by immediate supervisor.  Generate periodic reports for Kentucky Kreda requirements, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee tax credit agreements.
  • Directly supervises one Team Member in the Payroll Department. 

Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university; and/or five plus years of relevant payroll management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, governmental regulations and compensation policies. Ability to effectively communicate in both spoken and written word, including voicemail, e-mail, business letters, internal memos and presentations to senior management.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as gross pay, tax deductions, garnishments, 401(k) match contributions and other basic algebra and geometry applications.  Must possess expert-level knowledge of ADP payroll applications in order to effectively use and teach plant payroll processors.  Must understand basic interfaces from HRIS and to general ledger.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Must maintain composure and professionalism when trouble-shooting and dealing with change.
  • Intermediate level proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, and Office Outlook.
  • Must possess expert-level knowledge of ADP payroll applications in order to effectively use and teach plant payroll processors.  Must understand basic interfaces from HRIS and to general ledger.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the gross-to-net payroll calculation, including pre/post tax benefit deductions, gross-ups, and compliance with Federal, State and Local taxing authorities.  Understanding of payroll in a manufacturing environment is also essential.

 

To apply, please email your resume to Lisa Jurack at lisa.jurack@ugnauto.com

 

Sep-19
Packaging Intern-Tinley Park, IL

UGN, a world class manufacturer of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America, is seeking a Packaging Intern to join our team in Tinley Park, IL.

Summary

The Packaging Intern assists in developing, implementing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and improving new and existing packaging programs.  This position is based at our Tinley Park, IL headquarters. UGN is looking for a student to start this fall and continue as an intern throughout the school year and summer.  This position has the ability to become a full time permanent position in the future.

Responsiblities:

  • Assist Packaging Specialist in developing internal and external packaging, considering both the customer’s and UGN’s needs regarding packaging systems.
  • Complete and submit documentation as required by the customer.
  • Maintain current information within the Packaging database.
  • Create and issue internal packaging layouts and container shortage procedures.
  • Assist Packaging Specialist in developing and implementing returnable packaging maintenance programs with customers, suppliers and plant operation managers.
  • Analyze and resolve day-to-day packaging issues.
  • Maintain current knowledge of new packaging materials, suppliers and techniques.
  • Recommend measures to continuously improve process for said position and affected departments.

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) program at an accredited four-year college or university preferably in Engineering or Business.  Open to MBA candidates
  • Prefer local candidates who are in their Senior year.
  • Ability to work 20 to 40 hours per week – can be flexible with your schedule
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications–Word, Excel, Access, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • 2D Cad experience is a plus.
  • Need strong communication skills with internal and external customers.
  • Candidates should be organized, detailed, and have good time management skills.
  • Must have the ability to take direction, ask good questions and complete projects.
  • Some travel to our plants in the Midwest may be offered.

To apply, please email your resume to Lisa Jurack at lisa.jurack@ugnauto.com

 

 

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