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Textron Specialist Material Planning & Control in Avilla, Indiana

Specialist Material Planning & Control


Kautex, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., is rated among the Top 100 Automotive Suppliers worldwide.The company is a leading global supplier of hybrid and conventional plastic fuel tank systems,selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) and clear vision systems and sensors. In addition, thecompany produces and supplies camshafts, castings and industrial packaging. Headquartered inBonn, Germany, the company owns and operates more than 30 facilities in 14 countries worldwide.


This position is responsible for controlling and leading all design changes and development for the activities associated with the Engineering changes management for current production programs. Ensuring the drawings administrative control, general control for all specifications in order to meets the customer’s expectations according engineering requirements, support for all prototype activity for engineering changes. This position also specifies and is involved in the XPPS system and procures for all current and new products and all components for all KTNA products.


Interface with Program Manager and customer engineering to establish design goals and make design recommendations for assigned programs. Establish and document other customer design criteria.

Work with KTNA Designer to have control in design drawings using either customer-generated or KTNA-generated math data. To have control in the product design in order to meet all customer requirements.

To have control over the product specifications as required.

Work with Manufacturing Engineer to incorporate Engineering changes on production tooling having control on equipment specifications. Transfer knowledge of lessons learned through prototype builds to Program Manager for application to production tooling and equipment.

Participate, DFMEA, DFMA, DVP&R, control plans and other applicable APQP documentation at the direction of the Program Manager. Participate in APQP core team meetings.

Coordinate distribution, communication and implementation of all engineering changes in accordance with KTNA procedures.

To participate control about the product validation testing as required.

Responsible for the design control, keep records for all prototype tooling (molds, gages, fixtures, etc.).

Responsible for the control design, procurement, and prove-out of all prototype components (valves, tubing, hoses, etc).

Support prototype manufacturing groups to supply prototype parts / assemblies to the customer’s satisfaction.

Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned for the Engineering Department.



Bachelor's degree, Industrial Engineering preferred

SAP experience preferred

Experience in automotive industry

Experience in Product related process chain

Experience in Product design/Process Technology


Action orientated

Dealing with ambiguity

Business acumen

Conflict management


Customer focus

Functional-technical skills

Integrity and trust

Organisational agility

Peer relationship

Personal learning

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Supply Chain

Primary Location US-Indiana-Avilla

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 290703