Manufacturing Engineering Professional Staff

Date: Apr 9, 2021

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Manufacturing Engineering Administration Model Development Staff

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


Outline of duties:

  • Assist with leading model development planning and reporting for department
    • Preparation of periodic reports for department to other departments and senior management
    • Consolidate and present periodic future model investment estimates to department leadership and senior management
    • Facilitate DCR processing for select model series
    • Conduct studies of competitor models for trends
    • Investigate technologies to assist with improving SQCD
    • Other duties as requested by management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4 year business or engineering degree in a related field or equivalent experience in industry
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and manage schedules
    • Exhibited development and control of project master schedules and milestones
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to summarize and present project status and issues to management.
    • Experience leading cross functional teams to discuss project status and resolve multi section issues
    • Previous experience with model development activities
    • Must be able to attend regular evening TV meetings with SBR

Desired Qualifications:

  • Industrial Experience - Engineering (Process or Equipment) experience in automated manufacturing environment
  • Experience with developing / managing cost improvement activities (manning reductions, parts cost reductions, etc.)
  •  Experience in Automotive Industry. Basic understanding of Automotive manufacturing and assembly processes.
  •  Knowledge of Automotive structure, parts, design, and new technologies (spot welding, paint process, automated measuring).
  •  MS Project experience preferred





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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette