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Production Engineer

Curitiba, Paraná - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full Time

Job description

Company description

Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing and food products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.

The Inter IKEA Group is a part of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.

IKEA Supply is part of IKEA Range & Supply and is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost.

IKEA Purchasing and Logistics Services US Inc. is part of our Purchasing and Logistics Area Americas which also has an office in Mexico City, Mexico, Curitiba, Brazil, and King of Prussia, PA, USA, and is a subsidiary of the Inter IKEA Group. 

**Only applications and resumes in English will be considered**


Job description

At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plant balls that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home.

Want to help make this happen? Join our global Purchasing Development business! It is filled with curious and passionate people, that get energy from influencing, interacting, and working together to deliver great business results. Does it sound like your kind of people?

If so, come and develop the IKEA business together with us! We are now looking for a new Production Engineer for wood.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

At IKEA, we see things a little differently. We onboard our suppliers as partners with whom we create long-term relationships. We want them to grow with us, become more efficient and achieve affordable sustainability.

A few perks of being one of us:

  • We believe in you! You get the privilege and the responsibility to lead a diverse team and world-class suppliers, while finding innovative ways to drive the business for IKEA.
  • We trust you! You have the confidence and freedom to lead your team and organize your time. Your well-being is our priority. A variety of rewarding work awaits you, which you will be able to combine alongside your hobbies or family.
  • We grow with you! In regular informal talks with your manager, you can explore your development and carrier opportunities, and we will support you on the way. We embrace making mistakes and learning from them. For us, at IKEA, that is the best way forward.

Job Description

As part of the annual action plan, you will be responsible for the constant improvement of the quality of IKEA products as well as the production process and workflow through tools such as 5S, Lean, and machine capacity utilization. All with the aim of reducing production inefficiencies, in terms of sustainability and business ethics. You will also perform:

  • Developing relationships with suppliers – the team regularly travels to the field in order to understand and solve issues first-hand, you see production from the ground up, help with the implementation of action plans, and cooperate in audit processes,
  • Operation – Assure suppliers competence development in general with a special focus on product documentation update into the system to secure compliance; resolving claims  with root cause analysis, regular communication with suppliers, meetings with management and the team; being responsible from quality assurance; leading implementation of new and updated requirements, the running range, product deviation process, risk assessments  and secure final inspections at suppliers; evaluating potential new supplier’s production facilities and quality systems.

Qualification

We believe that you have:

  • Engineering degree, 4+ years of experience in production environment and/or process development in wood,
  • Basic understanding of LEAN and 6 Sigma
  • Proven experience from Quality & Compliance / Production environment, good knowledge of materials properties, production processes and technologies,
  • The ability to think out-of-the-box and critically in the constant search for ways to improve our products,
  • Analytical thinking, which you will use in analyzing processes from the beginning of product implementation, to data evaluation and finding improvements, cost savings, better design or quality,
  • Patience and good communication to help you find common ground with suppliers of different nationalities and to meet IKEA’s business demands, Fluent in both spoken and written English
  • The ability to manage time well, to balance between the factory floor and office work.

People within IKEA value a culture of humbleness and open-mindedness. We don't have a rigid hierarchy system and encourage everyone to talk to anyone, and we don't have a dress code. We are characterized by enjoying long discussions and a relaxed, natural order with a great deal of personal responsibility. We want people proactive, engaged, internally motivated for results and eager to learn.

Sounds interesting?

We believe that your value is greater and more important than how much your CV can withstand. 

If you are also passionate about home furnishing and if you want to be part of creating a better everyday life to the many customers and do it with a great team, this could be the right challenge for you. We are looking forward to getting to know you soon!


More Information

At IKEA, we value diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to providing coworkers with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We encourage individualism and invite you to come join our team and be yourself with us! 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristic protected by law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need.  

Want to learn more about current opportunities? Come say Hej (hello in Swedish) here: https://about.ikea.com/en/work-with-us