Parts Group Leader - Quality Control New Model

Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Parts Group Leader

Quality Control New Model

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:

  • Lead and supervise an engineering team to assure all tasks are completed, thus assuring new model projects are successful for the QC Department / SIA.
  • Support the engineers in attaining full PPAP / ISR part development approval form our suppliers.
  • Travel to Japan and other countries during major model launches (must be able to attain US Passport.)
  • Assure communications within the QCNM section, QC department, other SIA sections, external suppliers, and SBR Japan.
  • Develop and manage expense and labor budgets.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and SIA shutdowns as necessary to secure the new model projects.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5 to 7 years of relevant work experience required with primary knowledge in regard to the PPAP / ISR process.
  • Previous project management experience. Proven & verifiable project experience, whereas leadership was applied to provide guidance, set expectations, and clarified responsibilities to team members to accomplish tasks and goals.
  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in IT, EE, MET, ME, or IE.
  • Experience with part and tooling datum structures. 
  • Knowledge in basic statistics and process control. Read and understand blueprints, part and assembly drawings.
  • Demonstrated past experience using data to solve complex problems.
  • Possess strong analytical troubleshooting skills.
  • Proven experience with Plan Do Check Act method. (PDCA Cycle)
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Power Point. 
  • Knowledge with precision measurement equipment such as CMM, FARO, plus hand tools such as calipers, scales, and taper gauges.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years automotive or automotive supplier manufacturing engineering experience.
  • Experienced in one or more of the core supplier commodities / processes such as:  stamping, welding, injection, electrical, casting, painting, powertrain, other.
  • Previous experience with providing guidance and organization to an engineering group that is engaged in various engineering assignments and projects.
  • Experience effectively delegating activities to ensure completion of complex projects and other work with deadlines. 


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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette