Entry Engineer: Rotational Leadership Program

Date: Nov 11, 2020

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Career Advancement Program (CAP), Engineering Leadership Program

Direct hire with benefits, 1-year rotational engineering & supply chain leadership program


Seniors very welcome to apply!

This is an entry level job for both of the following

  • graduates of May 2020 affected by the pandemic, job-search-wise
  • graduates of Dec 2020
  • graduates of May 2021


CAP ENGINEER (Career Advancement Program)

  • Direct hire with benefits
  • 1 year rotational engineering leadership program


Grow with Subaru:  Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. was America’s first zero-landfill automotive manufacturing company and is the safest vehicle manufacturer in the country. SIA is a 4.4 million square foot facility with 6400+ associates and is growing. The automotive manufacturing plant houses both production and administration offices. The SIA facility is a fully-integrated automotive OEM, meaning that our manufacturing process begins with sheet metal and ends with a high-quality vehicle – all under one roof. Subaru’s customer base has proven to be highly resilient during economic downturns and, this brand loyalty has led to our plant’s continuous and aggressive growth since its 1989 inception.

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 members training and a company wide 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. During this time, CAP members will meet key players across many areas. 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 key players 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 tenured engineers in each department and giving presentations to some executive level players in the organization.

CAP Engineers report weekly to the Senior Manager of Manufacturing Engineering and other key 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 members 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. At SIA, we are committed to building more than just great cars. We’re also building the future.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Interest in working for an Automotive OEM
  • Soon graduating with Bachelors’ degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology, Logistics and/or Supply Chain Management
    • Mechanical Engineering (BSME), Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET), Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Robotics, Computer Science, Supply Chain Management, Welding Technology, etc.
  • 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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette