Body Shop Planner

Chattanooga, Tennessee

IK Hofmann is recruiting for a Body Shop Planner to work with an international company that creates and installs systems for major automotive companies.

This is a position for a 1 year contract, with eligibility to renew for a 2nd year.


Job Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain overview of project open items list, follow-up, and prepare reports to detail project status
  • Prepare and coordinate various reports, presentations and documents within the department by gathering data and/or preparing PowerPoint slides
  • Gain consensus cross-functionally for process improvement opportunities
  • Develop the production process to ensure processes meet safety standards, quality standards, cost targets, environmental and OSHA regulations
  • Coordinate and/or lead projects within the Body Planning team and prioritize activities based upon business needs
  • Coordinate production trials for model changes/new models
  • Develop systems to meet KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) and analyze data to monitor performance, plan improvements, and identify potential countermeasure activities
  • Complete projects on schedule and within the annual administrative, operational, and capital budgets
  • Provide direction and assistance to analyze production issues, propose countermeasures, and resolve issues
  • Implement training plans to improve overall organizational capability of production department

To Qualify, you must meet the following:

  • 2+ years of job-related experience, Automotive background preferred
  • Experience with Welding and Joining systems
  • Engineering degree from an accredited university
  • Positive employee relations / team building
  • Lean manufacturing / visual systems
  • Continuous improvement
  • Project management, Reporting and presentation development
  • Ergonomic evaluations
  • Quality circles
  • Engineering drafting and modeling software experience
  • German Language Skills Preferred, not required

If you are interested in this role, apply today or send your resume to

ABOUT US: I.K. Hofmann USA is a leading international provider of professional employment services. We have over 20,000 employees working in over 100 locations across five countries in fields ranging from industrial to office, marketing to engineering, technology and more. At I.K. Hofmann USA, our strategy is to provide our employees with the freedom to do their job and entrust them with a will to serve.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classes. Our differences make us thrive! Must be eligible to work in the United States for any company without sponsorship.

Type: Contract

Experience: 0

Salary: 24.00 Per Hour

Reference ID: 3028

Date Posted: 06/22/2020

Start Date: 07/06/2020