CAP Engineering Program 2025

Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Career Advancement Program (CAP), Engineering Leadership Program

Direct hire with benefits, 1-year Rotational Engineering Program


 Entry level job for the following: Graduates of December 2024/May 2025


Company OverviewSubaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. or “SIA”, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is the only Subaru vehicle manufacturing facility outside of Japan. SIA is a 4.4 million square foot automotive OEM – meaning our manufacturing process begins with coils of steel and ends with the high-quality vehicles you see out on the roads. We employ 6500+ Associates, both production and administrative, all under one roof. SIA is the safest automotive manufacturing plant in the United States and is also a staple in the community due to its numerous fundraising activities held onsite, donations to local charities and plentiful volunteer opportunities. SIA is a frontrunner in environmental conservation being the first Zero-Landfill automotive manufacturing plant and the first to have its campus designated a backyard wildlife habitat. SIA has grown tremendously since its 1989 beginnings and continues to be an example of success within the automotive industry

What you get from Subaru: The Career Advancement Program (I.e., CAP Engineers) offers a specialized training program for recent or upcoming college graduates looking for a career in the automotive manufacturing industry. SIA is committed to building future company leadership, and CAP plays a key role in providing program associates training and a companywide overview that is unique for newly hired staff members.

The CAP Engineering rotation at SIA is a direct hire role with expectation of working some overtime and a few weekends. The program lasts 1 year and will take you through each department during the initial 6-month period. The second 6-month period will have each CAP member working in an assigned section on projects to gain more practical application experience in project management, as a facility, process, quality and/or supply chain engineer. Upon completion of the program, access gained to those associates and managers will give a company level view of how areas interact and their respective roles and responsibilities. Business acumen will also be strengthened via hands-on training with the engineers in each department as well as giving presentations to leadership within the organization.

CAP Engineers report weekly to the Senior Manager of Manufacturing Engineering and other Engineering Managers. They take a personal and hands-on interest in providing the most effective training and development program for each member. Candidates’ achievements and accomplishments during each rotation are tracked. At the end of each rotation, the department evaluates the CAP Engineer / Professional.

Upon completion of the 12-month program, CAP associates will be placed into a section assignment. This placement will be based where the company needs are while also considering their interests and skill sets.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Interest in working for an Automotive OEM.
  • Soon or recent graduate with Bachelors’ degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology, Logistics and/or Supply Chain Management
  • You are fully prepared for a career job in which you work hard and at a fast pace, work many weekends and holidays (paid 1.5x OT), and juggle many projects and priorities at once.

Desired Qualifications (preferred, not required):

  • Manufacturing, Automotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier internship experience
  • General interest in cars, automotive manufacturing
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher - strongly preferred.
  • ASQ/SME/Six Sigma or other applicable professional certificates / exposure



This role requires minimal travel. Occasional travel may be required mainly for off-site training or business collaboration purposes including potential overseas travel.



Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce.



Nearest Major Market: Lafayette