IPC Assembly Engineer (Quality Control)

Date: Sep 29, 2023

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

IPC Assembly Engineer

Quality Control

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.


Outline of Duties:

The In-Process Control (IPC) Assembly Engineer is responsible for the quality of trim and engine shops. This role identifies issues and optimizes productions processes and equipment through root cause analysis to achieve the safety, quality, output, and cost goals of the organization. Collects production data and applies scientific and statistical methods to analyze, document, and diagram production processes. This role is responsible for identifying production problems and likewise identifying methods for resolution. The IPC Assembly Engineer evaluates quality, then recommends and implements changes to equipment, work methods and other aspects of production to improve the utilization of all relevant resources.

The essential functions described below are intended to broadly define the expectations of the role.


  • Lead, prioritize and assign problem solving activities for chronic or repetitive defects affecting plant performance 
  • Determine and implement corrective actions. Follow up on corrective action reports to assure adequate response from responsible shops
  • Collect and analyze data from the manufacturing process or sampling groups that are causing a negative impact on SIA’s manufacturing processes
  • Performs studies to identify root cause on complex issues involving function of various automotive systems to resolve issues
  • Serves as subject matter expert for department and plant as applicable for cross functional teams, audit groups, and training
  • Creates and leads cross-functional task teams to recommend and countermeasure plant-wide issues
  • Participates in ISO and safety management activities of the section
  • Manages projects as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related field, plus 1-3 years of relevant experience. 5 or more years of related automotive manufacturing experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirement
  • Knowledge of basic statistics and process control


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, or related field
  • 3 or more years of experience in automotive manufacturing engineering
  • Demonstrated experience using data to solve assembly problems
  • ASQ, Six Sigma Black Belt or similar certifications
  • Experience with 3D Magic, PC Dimis, Polyworks or other measurement software.
  • Experience with Catia, Solidworks or other similar 3D CAD software. 
  • Experience with the PDCA cycle


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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette