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Production Team Member at Toyota North America in Newark, NJ

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Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world's most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We're looking for diverse, talented team members who want to grow and challenge what's possible with us.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Team Member is responsible for the timely receipt, processing and distribution of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Existing production shift is Monday thru Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm.

What you'll be doing

  • Apply sound problem solving skills in order to maintain a high standard of quality to our customers
  • Work to continuously to improve and develop as an individual, taking advantage of training and educational opportunities
  • Maintain a strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures, thereby clearly identifying irregularities that may cause damage or inefficiency and prescribing corrective measures to improve these processes
  • Ability to work overtime is considered an essential job function of Production Team Members including weekends and holidays as required
  • Understand and follow written and verbal instruction in English
  • Be able to gain proficiency in all processes in a reasonable amount of time per instructions/training provided
  • Provide creative/innovative ideas and solutions through problem-solving efforts, continuous Improvement (Kaizen/U-Matter) projects and in support of Total Quality Management techniques

Who we're looking for

Toyota's NewarkVehicle Distribution Center is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Production Team Members. Production Team Members work in a self-directed team based environment which encompasses but is not limited to: vehicle movement and staging, fueling, inspection, and installation of post-production options by using a variety of hand and power tools, and performing final quality assurance for delivery to dealers.

What you bring

  • A High School Diploma or GED
  • A valid Driver License
  • Ability to be issued a Waterfront Pass (sponsored by Toyota)
  • Ability to drive a manual shift vehicle in addition to automatic transmission vehicles on and off installation lines during normal and inclement weather conditions.
  • Ability to understand written and oral communications in English.
  • Ability to work safely within a team environment with minimal supervision/direction.
  • Must be able to work outside in normal and inclement weather conditions.
  • Must be able to repeatedly sit, stand, walk, bend, twist, stoop and squat. Frequent walking and kneeling also required.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift, push, and/or pull up to 50 pounds. and successfully pass a Pre-Employment Physical.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds overhead.
  • Requires grasping of tools and manual dexterity to use them.
  • Will be required to use power tools as needed.
  • Must be able to wear safety glasses and other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
  • Be willing to join the International Longshoremen's Association Local 1478-2 labor union.
Added bonus if you have:
  • Previous production experience
What we'll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

Standard Benefits:

  • Union provided health care & wellness plans and pension
  • Paid holidays and personal time off
  • Paid holidays and paid time off

What you should know
Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Have a question or need assistance with your application? Check out the How to Apply section of our careers page on Toyota.com!

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