CAREERS

Career Opportunities

Since 1987, Thai Summit America has built a strong stamping and assembly operation in the United States. Our success is attributable to our talented Associates who are committed to a tradition of excellence and craftsmanship.

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to provide Associate services and programs aimed at attracting and retaining satisfied, quality Associates to continuously improve Thai Summit America Corporation’s competitive edge. These efforts are guided by equity and fairness for the benefit of all Associates and the company. We value diversity. Our workforce is comprised of many cultures, lifestyles, backgrounds and abilities.

Thai Summit America Corporation’s careers include Sales, Administration, Engineering, Production, Skilled Trades, Finance, Quality Assurance, Purchasing, Information Technology and Human Resources. Associate development and career ambitions are important to Thai Summit Group, and developing employees in the context of changing business needs will help us stay competitive into the future.

Thai Summit America Corporation
Human Resources
1480 West McPherson Park Drive
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: (517) 548-4900
Fax: (517) 545-3806
E-Mail: IWantaJob@thaisummit.us – We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Benefits

Our most valuable resource is our Associates. At Thai Summit America Corporation, our goal is to attract the best people, and keep them, with a very competitive total compensation package that includes industry-leading benefits. Thai Summit America Corporation’s benefits include:

  • Competitive Compensation Plan and Defined Career Paths
  • 401(k) Plan
    • Company Discretionary Contribution
    • Company Matching Contribution
  • Insurance Benefits
    • Medical, Dental, Prescription, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Accidental Death Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Supplier Discounts

 


Job Listings


Cost Estimator

Job Description:

Responsible for providing cost estimates of changes to dies as requested by customers.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide timely responses to customer requests for quotes by working closely with tooling engineers to understand the change affects to dies.
  • Communicate often with customers to clearly define scope of work on RFQs.
  • Follow-up with customers on past RFQ submissions and inquire on new business opportunities.
  • Understand current tool shop work load capacities including equipment and labor needs.
  • Track in-coming customer Purchase Orders (PO) and invoicing of said POs.
  • Help sales manager track and understand planned vs actual value add of all new awarded business.
  • Coordinate with various logistics support entities to transfer tooling in and out of tool shop as seamlessly as possible including US customs requirements if applicable.
  • Excellent communication with customer’s with more responsibility than a Commercial Specialist.
  • May train and advise Commercial Specialist on projects.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associates degree or equivalent of 6 years’ experience in manufacturing cost estimation.
  • Tool & Die skilled trades background a major benefit.
  • Proficient in computer application software; (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio).
  • Well-developed organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to comply with deadlines, manage heavy workloads, perform under pressure.
  • Must maintain a positive attitude and commitment to teamwork.

Health, Safety and Physical Demand Requirements:

  • Ability to walk, sit or stand for extensive periods of time.
  • Frequent lifting up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Occasional bending and reaching.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain a Passport.
  • Travel within the US and Canada up to 5%, usually travel is throughout SE Michigan.

To Apply : Please send resume to iwantajob@thaisummit.us, fax to 517-545-3806 or mail to 1480 West McPherson Park Drive, Howell, MI 48843 (Attn: HR). PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY EXPECTATIONS. No agencies please.

At Will Employer. EEOC.


Cost Accountant

Job Description:

Prepare timely and accurate financial analysis and reporting which aids management in making sound business decisions.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Sales, Inventory and Cost Analysis – Analyze and report on production sales, inventory balances and cost of goods sold. Analyze variances from standard product costs and determine root cause. Work with other areas within the Company to establish and improve product setups relating to costing. Calculate and monitor standard labor and burden rates. Maintain standard costing information in ERP system. Assist in annual physical inventory and financial audit.
  • Project Profitability Analysis – Prepare monthly analysis of project-to-date revenues and costs for open projects. Gather documentation to support accounting recognition of project revenues and costs.
  • Fixed Asset Accounting and Analysis – Record the cost of newly-acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), maintain fixed asset documentation, inventory and track existing fixed assets, record depreciation and account for the disposition of fixed assets. Prepare all fixed asset reporting needed for management review, financial audits, banks and tax authorities. Monitor and report fixed asset acquisitions against approved budget.
  • Financial Reporting – Assist Controller and Finance staff in compiling and analyzing financial information to support timely and accurate financial statements and management reporting. Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures; research accounting and reporting issues. Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met. Prepare financial reports for management and third-parties. Prepare or collect detailed and summary information for the annual financial audit. Prepare and/or review adjusting entries made to ledger accounts. Review and analyze ledger balances for reasonability and investigate unusual items.
  • Other work assignments as directed by management.

Basic Education, Experience and Training Requirements

Four-year degree in Accounting, or Finance with an Accounting concentration, and minimum 5 years progressive manufacturing accounting experience, including at least 3 years process costing experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment (automotive industry preferred). CPA or CMA preferred. Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls, process and project costing standards and procedures, and financial reporting. Ability to work and problem-solve independently with minimal supervision. Above-average computer skills, including advanced Excel and significant ERP software experience (Plex preferred). High ethical standards, flexibility, dependability, initiative, ability to meet deadlines and analytical thinking skills.

Health, Safety and Physical Demand Requirements

  • Office environment
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs maximum
  • Ability to use a computer keyboard

Travel Requirements:

  • None.

To Apply : Please send resume to iwantajob@thaisummit.us, fax to 517-545-3806 or mail to 1480 West McPherson Park Drive, Howell, MI 48843 (Attn: HR). PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY EXPECTATIONS. No agencies please.

At Will Employer. EEOC.


IT Intern

Job Description:

Entry level position that supports the IT department.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Answer basic help desk questions.
  • Provides support for hardware and software to end users.
  • Researches and resolves support issues for each department.
  • Installation and maintenance of hardware throughout facility.
  • Provides assistance and expertise in implementing, programming, and troubleshooting systems; addressing complaints and resolving complex problems including user support.
  • Maintains professional knowledge of current trends and developments in the field and applies pertinent new knowledge to performance of other responsibilities.
  • Maintains a consistent, high quality, customer-focused approach when conducting business and providing services or products to clients, the general public and other external customers.

Basic Education, Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Requires a college degree or university program certificate, or two to four years of related experience and/or training.
  • Ability to effectively manage time, and communicate clearly
  • Ability to maintain a customer focus in providing technology services

Health, Safety and Physical Demand Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit or stand for the majority of a normal workday.
  • Lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Pull/push equipment used in the department.
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Travel within the US up to 10%, usually travel is throughout SE Michigan.

To Apply : Please send resume to iwantajob@thaisummit.us, fax to 517-545-3806 or mail to 1480 West McPherson Park Drive, Howell, MI 48843 (Attn: HR). PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY EXPECTATIONS. No agencies please.

  • At Will Employer. EEOC


Layout Technician (2nd shift)

Job Description:

To provide CMM/dimensional data to TSAC team members in a timely manner. To utilize all types of measurement equipment available. This includes: CMM, Optigo, layout machines, DataMytes, hand tools, etc. Accomplish any and all work assignments as directed by management.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Operate CMM as well as online/offline programming.
  • To accurately utilize surface plate tools. (Micrometer, Vernier Height Gage, Squares, etc.).
  • To manufacture form templates, splashes and any type of special means tooling required to support TSAC.
  • To manufacture and repair detail and assembly checking fixtures.

To insure Layout Department is properly maintained

Minimum Requirements:

  • Journeyman or equivalent Layout experience.
  • Tool Makers experience to include machining and bench knowledge.
  • Knowledge of PC-DMIS.

Health, Safety and Physical Demand Requirements:

  • Ability to walk, sit or stand for extensive periods of time.
  • Able to stand for 8 hours or more.
  • Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting, climbing, carrying, pushing, pulling, griping, grasping, bending and reaching.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Travel within the US up to 5%, usually travel is throughout SE Michigan.

 

To Apply : Please email resume to iwantajob@thaisummit.us, fax to 517-545-3806 or mail to 1480 West McPherson Park Drive, Howell, MI 48843 (Attn: HR). PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY EXPECTATIONS. No agencies please.

At Will Employer. EEOC.


Die Finisher / Die Maker (2nd & 3rd shift)

Job Description:

Service and support manufacturing goals and objectives. Implement Die Maintenance Department processes and procedures to yield results that “delight” our customers (internal and external). Accomplish any and all work assignments as directed by management.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Coordinate with Department Management Staff status/activities associated with ECN’s, Project Launches and assigned die repair/modifications.
  • Instill good communications between shifts and departments for Die Maintenance activities.
  • Assist and advise in new/off-load die tryout projects through buy-off.
  • Attend meetings for Die Maintenance Department activities (internal and interdepartmentally).
  • Assist in preparing action plans for major die repair activities.
  • Help with training of Die Finisher personnel.
  • Respond with maintenance activities to die-related production concerns.
  • Interface with Department Management for workplace improvement planning.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Die Maintenance Skills- as outlined in the Skills Assessment for Die Finishers.
  • Organizational and communications skills.
  • Excellent work performance history.
  • Ability to plan, activate and resolve new tooling construction, as well as production, new tooling try-out and trouble-shooting concerns.

Health, Safety and Physical Demand Requirements:

  • Frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to tolerate standing for 8 hours or more.
  • Occasional lifting, climbing, carrying, pulling, griping, grasping, twisting and reaching throughout the work day.
  • Hand and eye coordination.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain a Passport.
  • Travel within the US up to 10%, usually travel is throughout SE Michigan.
  • International travel up to 5%.

 

To Apply : Please email resume to iwantajob@thaisummit.us, fax to 517-545-3806, or mail to 1480 West McPherson Park Drive, Howell, MI 48843 (Attn: HR). PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY EXPECTATIONS. No agencies please.

At Will Employer. EEOC.


Program Manager

Job Description:

  • Primary customer contact and manages customer satisfaction regarding: Cost, Quality, Delivery and Concerns. Manages and coordinates conflict resolution with customers and Thai Summit
  • Primary customer contact for new programs. Initiates and updates BOM, development process, timing, and quality.
  • Coordinates and manages feasibility & engineering changes.
  • Coordinates and manages launch projects including APQP & PPAP.
  • Establish and maintain project
  • Open concern matrix and seeks engineering support from Assembly and Stamping Engineering after quote is completed, or as needed. Meets periodically with the launch team to review the concern matrix.
  • Coordinates and manages supplier and in-house coordination and follow0up.
  • Coordinates and manages research and development/new technology assistance.
  • Adherence to launch methodology process.

Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or Journeyman or equivalent (10 years) combined education/experience in tool & die with large body panels.
  • Must have a minimum of 4 years in relevant Engineering Program Management experience with a similar company with similar products.
  • Ability to interpret Engineering information, computer skills (Excel, MS Project, PPT) and customer specific systems is expected (Ford -WERS; GM; Chrysler)

Health, Safety and Physical Demand Requirements:

  • Ability to walk, sit or stand for extensive periods of time.
  • Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional bending and reaching.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain a Passport.
  • Travel within the US and Canada up to 50%.
  • International travel up to 25%.

 

To Apply : Please email resume to iwantajob@thaisummit.us, fax to 517-545-3806 or mail to 1480 West McPherson Park Drive, Howell, MI 48843 (Attn: HR). PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY EXPECTATIONS. No agencies please.

At Will Employer. EEOC.


Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description:

Investigate, analyze and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends and leading continuous improvements. Accomplish any and all work assignments as directed by management.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Work with purchasing department to ensure supplier performance is regularly reported and that appropriate and timely corrective actions are implemented.
  • Maintain and update supplier audit schedule.
  • Perform supplier audit and monitor action plans for improvements and conduct follow up audit if necessary.
  • Perform Fit/Function approvals on components and any buy offs needed..
  • Work with the supply base to identify root cause of quality issues and implement temporary and permanent counter measures.
  • Ensure supplier 8D’s are submitted on time and are accurate.
  • Travel to the supplier to verify the effectiveness of the corrective action.
  • New launch support (on site) at the supplier.
  • Aide manufacturing in sorting and certifying supplier product.
  • Drive “Zero Defects” within the supply base.
  • Monitor and manage any supplier 3rd party sorts that may be needed, report out to QA Manager.
  • Ensure all supplier charge backs are being processed from beginning to the end (debit taken).
  • Ensure all supplier PPAP packages are submitted on time and are accurate and meet customer requirements and provide approval / reject information back to supplier.
  • Communicate engineering and manufacturing specifications to supplier teams.
  • Travel to supplier locations to resolve quality problems.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) or a minimum of 5 years combined education/experience in skilled trades or relevant field (engineering, stamping, process, QA or assembly).
  • Project management skills.
  • Experience with at least 1 of the following: CAD, AutoCAD, Catia, NX or Autoform.
  • Ability to interpret Engineering information.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of GD&T.
  • Experience with TS16949.
  • Certified TS Lead Auditor experiences a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in APQP and PPAP reviews.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer.
  • Ability to lead in problem solving in 5Y and 8D.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Health, Safety and Physical Demand Requirements:

  • Ability to walk, sit or stand for extensive periods of time.
  • Frequent lifting up to 30 lbs. and occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional bending and reaching.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain a Passport.
  • Travel within the US and Canada up to 50%.

 

To apply: Please email resume to iwantajob@thaisummit.us, fax to 517-545-3806 or mail to Thai Summit America, 1480 West McPherson Park Dr, Howell, MI 48843. PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY EXPECTATIONS. No agencies please.

At Will Employer. EEOC.


Stamping / Tooling Engineer

Job Description:

Support the new vehicle development of TSAC programs by exchanging technical information with others in the department and management. Support material, equipment, and product specifications and process requirements with minimal direction from a more Senior Engineer or Management. Provide the department with design alternatives that facilitate manufacturing feasibility. Assist and/or lead in research & development activities. Provide training/mentorship to less experienced Engineers. Accomplish any and all work assignments as directed by management.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Customer and Supplier Interaction.
  • Cost, Quality, Delivery, Concerns/Conflicts
  • New Business Inquiries.
  • Quotes, Develop Process, Timing, Quality, Capacity
  • Feasibility and Engineering Change processing/implementation for checking fixtures.
  • Process & Design.
  • Launch Projects.
  • APQP, PPAP
  • Establish and Maintain project timelines for fixture design and build.
  • Supplier and In-house Coordination and Follow-up.
  • Research and Development/New Technology Assistance.
  • Develop and maintain Engineering Specifications.
  • Training/Guidance involvement with level B Engineers and Engineer Trainees.
  • Adherence to launch methodology processes.
  • Primarily intra-organizational contact and minimal customer contact.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) or a minimum of 6 years combined education/experience in skilled trades or relevant field (design, stamping, process, QA or assembly).
  • At least 4 years engineering experience with a broad knowledge of the functional areas in automotive Stamping Engineering dealing with Class A and structural components comprised of various steels or aluminum.
  • Job experience in tool shop at least 10 years.
  • Should understand customer engineering requirements, costs-assembly, timing and quality
  • Die experience is required
  • Engineering Study Skill (See product shape then can be make process sheet include die size and FCR)
  • Knowledge of die build process
  • A machine or tool background.
  • Project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • 2D or 3D design skill.
  • Experience with at least 1 of the following: CAD, AutoCAD, Catia, NX or Autoform.
  • Knowledge of die build process and die process skill.
  • T/O attendance and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to interpret Engineering information.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Forming analysis skill.

Health, Safety and Physical Demand Requirements:

  • Ability to walk, sit or stand for extensive periods of time.
  • Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional bending and reaching.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain a Passport.
  • Travel within the US and Canada up to 50%.
  • International travel up to 25%.

 

To apply: Please email resume to iwantajob@thaisummit.us, fax to 517-545-3806 or mail to Thai Summit America, 1480 West McPherson Park Dr, Howell, MI 48843. PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY EXPECTATIONS. No agencies please.

At Will Employer. EEOC.


Resumes for future opportunities can be submitted to iwantajob@thaisummit.us