IPC Assembly Engineer - Quality Control (Powertrain)

Date: Apr 25, 2024

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

IPC Assembly Engineer

Quality Control (Powertrain)


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.


  1. Lead, prioritize and assign problem solving activities for chronic or repetitive defects affecting plant performance 
  2. Determine and implement corrective actions. Follow up on corrective action reports to assure adequate response from responsible shops
  3. Collect and analyze data from the manufacturing process or sampling groups that are causing a negative impact on SIA’s manufacturing processes
  4. Performs studies to identify root cause on complex issues involving function of various automotive systems to resolve issues
  5. Serves as subject matter expert for department and plant as applicable for cross functional teams, audit groups, and training
  6. Plan/develop summer/winter shutdown activities including equipment tool buyoffs
  7. Participates in ISO and safety management activities of the section
  8. Manages projects as assigned


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Associate for this role.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Required Qualifications:


Desired Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, or related field
  • 3 or more years of experience in automotive manufacturing engineering
  • ASQ, Six Sigma Black Belt or similar certifications
  • Capital budget project planning experience
  • Experience with Catia, Solidworks or other similar 3D CAD software. 
  • Experience with the PDCA cycle




Occasional travel, including overseas travel, may be required mainly for off-site training or business collaboration purposes.


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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette