Energy Specialist

Date: Jan 25, 2022

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Energy Specialist

Environmental Compliance & Energy Department

Direct Hire salaried role with Premium-Free benefits


Company Overview: Subaru 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 pillar 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.


Position Overview: The Energy Specialist will focus on plant-wide energy reduction initiatives, compliance activities, and utility data analysis. The Energy Specialist will be responsible for communicating plant-wide energy reduction objectives and targets, developing short-term and long-term reduction plans, and tracking reduction activity progress.


Outline of duties:


  • Manage program to reduce plant cost of energy, water, and other commodity resources; collaborate with Facilities Engineering, Maintenance, and Production to set and achieve reductions to align with SIA Energy Management System.
  • Track and analyze section and plant energy usage.
  • Manage and troubleshoot energy tracking software.
  • Lead plant-wide CO2 reduction initiative
  • Conduct plant audits to review energy usage and find opportunities for improvement.
  • Analyze plant energy cost data and provide monthly summaries.
  • Coordinate and lead plant Quarterly Energy Management Team meetings.
  • Develop energy improvement programs and projects.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineers, Maintenance, and Production to promote energy management initiatives.
  • Maintain and update the SIA Energy Management System to reflect a spirit of innovation and excellence; support the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to resource use, reduction, and conservation. Work with utility providers to ensure accurate and reliable service is provided and billed.
  • Develop annual utility budgets (electricity and water).
  • Create PowerPoint presentations and clearly communicate energy information to plant management.
  • Work with vendors and section managers to develop kaizen ideas to reduce plant energy usage.
  • Act as a resource for any internal or external energy-related information requests/ calculations.
  • Manage, track, and report on status of on-going pilot projects.
  • Contribute energy content to monthly EOC meeting presentations and Environmental newsletter.
  • Assist with other Environmental section related activities, as needed (i.e., new associate training, inspections, audits, waste shipments, and parametric monitoring).


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related field (or equivalent field experience).
  • Minimum of 2 years industrial energy management experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent time management, project management, and organizational skills
  • A strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and report data in a clear, thorough, and concise manner.
  • Ability to influence without authority.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment on multiple tasks with frequently changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of utility information systems, energy management technologies, and commodity metering systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and solutions development.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Certified Energy Manager credential
  • 3-5 years of experience performing energy audits, project development, lifecycle cost analyses, and building/system optimization.
  • Advanced knowledge of HVAC, feedback control systems, lighting, mechanical systems, energy management technologies, and commodity metering systems
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD design software
  • Completion of formal project management training course(s).


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


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette