YKTA is an on-site partner and tier one supplier for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, USA.

YKTA is seeking applicants for a Welding Maintenance Group Lead at their facility in Huntsville, Alabama. YKTA is a joint venture of three successful automotive supplier companies- Y-Tec, Keylex, and Toyotetsu. YKTA products provide structural safety for the vehicle and important functional parts that must operate as designed.  





  • Coordinate activities of team members to ensure smooth and efficient manufacturing operations while promoting a team environment and improving all methods.
  • Build strong team member relations and support people development through coaching and mentoring with a focus on teamwork.
  • Work closely with Japanese advisors from parent companies.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead safety and quality initiatives and support kaizen activities.
  • Ensure alignment of department activities to support company business plan.
  • Create improvement strategies related to KPI achievement and translate those strategies into action plans for floor management systems.
  • Ensure programs are maintained, the department maintains compliance with standards, and the appropriate training is effectively given to all employees. 
  • Create and manage team member development plans.
  • Provide assistance to team members in solving work-related problems. 
  • Evaluate the issue and consult Manager and/or Human Resources as needed to determine the most effective resolution.
  • Support new equipment installation, setup, and on- going maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve to eliminate chronic downtime issues.
  • Lead activity to improve operational efficiency.
  • Lead maintenance cost evaluation and reduction activities.
  • Install and repair electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, & electrical & electronic components of machinery & equipment.
  • Repair and maintain physical structure of facility. 
  • Install, program, or repair automated machinery and equipment.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Availability to work a shift rotation and overtime as needed.
  • Frequent manual lifting of parts or containers up to 33 lbs.
  • Must be flexible to work in all areas and in your department regardless of duties listed above in order to accomplish YKTA Goals and objectives.
  • Please Note: Work is conducted in an industrial office/ plant setting. Frequent movement throughout an industrial plant environment being exposed to high noise levels and equipment normally used in stamping / welding/ Ecoat environments.


  • 2-year associate degree in related field or equivalent work experience or training in a highly automated manufacturing environment
  • Experience in manufacturing maintenance leadership position
  • Experience with Fanuc/Yaskawa robots, Omron PLC
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to pass mechanical/electrical aptitude pre-employment test if required
  • Personal computer and software skills
  • PLC programming ability is a plus


YKTA provides a comprehensive and affordable benefits package for our team members. 



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