Manufacturing Engineering

Date: Mar 24, 2021

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Manufacturing Engineering

Paint Manufacturing 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 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 reservation. SIA has grown tremendously since its 1989 beginnings and continues to be an example of success within the automotive industry.


Outline of duties:

  • Process modifications and planning (new model development)
  • Review product changes to determine process and equipment changes required.
  • Investigate product quality changes as well as facility changes needed related to new model development.
  • Design (new model development)
  • Experience with design of production tooling and fixtures through 3D modeling
  • Firm understanding of most fabrication methods required to create production prototype tooling and fixtures.
  • Quality Improvement (new model development)
  • Understanding of basic measurement methods
  • Take or gather data, analyze, and develop path forward to achieve end goal.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Project management experience, ability to develop schedules, work with multiple parties to bring project to completion.
  • Above average communication skills- Good written / oral communication skills to summarize complex issues and convey them to multiple parties.
  • Mechanical Aptitude- Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings and dimensions.
  • Strong foundation in Solid modeling and proficient with Catia / Solid Works.
  • 2–4-year engineering degree in related field or equivalent experience within industry.


Desired Qualifications:

  • High skill set in designing of production fixtures and tooling through 3D modeling.
  • Automotive manufacturing background.
  • Previous experience working with equipment manufacturers and leading projects from onset to completion.
  • Basic understanding of coatings technologies within the manufacturing industry.
  • Good understanding of tooling and fixture fabrication methods.


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


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette