Logistics Engineer

Date: Sep 25, 2021

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Material Logistics Engineer

Materials Management Group

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 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.


Position Overview: The Materials Logistics Engineer Position will be responsible for carrying out activities related to logistics, supply chain engineering and cost planning, maintenance of cost and process data while also considering impact to other related supply chain activities (inventory, packaging, supplier, warehouse etc.).


Outline of duties:


  • Identifying the important logistics needs that include the up-keeping programs, service information, safeguarding plans, and personnel requirements.
  • Determining the operation betterment and price diminution logistics possibilities
  • Designing central performance indexes, intergroup investigation equipment, and process metrics for the advancement of the corporate units
  • Ascertaining the logistics process support demands with the help of the reassessing procedures of contractual involvements, client stipulations, and other pertinent data.
  • Giving appropriate responses to the consumers related to logistics processes.
  • Sustaining and enhancing the expenditure plans, predictions, and cost calculations
  • Setting up and authorizing the records on data organizing systems, information reporting software applications, or self-activating logistics systems
  • Assessing the potency of the future and current logistical activities
  • Instructing the jobs and roles of the logistics examination experts, including the professionals associated with other logistics work.
  • With a view to ensure competent and hard-hitting support of system manufacturing facilities, equipment, services, and products, rendering efficient logistics information and technologies.
  • Creating various restrictions for material-handling, equipment, facility layouts, and tools systems
  • Directing logistics examinations and surveys that include supply chain analyses, time studies, flow path analyses, zero base analyses, network analyses, and rate analyses.
  • Consulting with tour service departments and operative staff for the purpose of determining service rendering, expenditure reduction, and efficiency betterment prospects
  • Arranging the functional procedures by modernizing and recognizing the regular functional processes and corporate regulations
  • Utilizing the logistics modeling methods for the purpose of identifying the various problems of logistics operation related to structure, serviceable process enhancement, and facility arrangement.
  • Developing the distribution and plant area skillfulness by effectively measuring the use of intelligent conveyor technologies, Internet based storage maintenance applications, and stock observance techniques
  • Planning the all-embracing distributing chains that have the potential to decrease the environmental tolls and other associated encroachments.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Logistics Engineering or Engineering technologies from four-year college or university and 2+ years of related experience. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Capability to develop, lead, prioritize work, manage, and report cost status of projects.
  • Can perform daily duties independently. 
  • Ability to multi-task successfully without sacrificing quality or accuracy. 
  • Knowledge of Logistics processes, warehouse management, packaging, transportation, and conveyance. 
  • Capable of reviewing Logistics operations and processes and deliver analytics to improve conditions and supply chain cost. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows applications (Excel, Word, Outlook). 
  • Occasional domestic and/or international travel may be required.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Related work experience within a high-volume manufacturing environment. 
  • ISO / Lean principles process management
  • Experience with engineering analytics and cost planning.
  • Experience building data toward long term cost planning.
  • Experience supporting budgeting process.
  • Proficiency in MS Access a plus. 


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


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette