Facility Engineer

Date: May 15, 2023

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Facility Engineer

Manufacturing Engineering Powertrain Group


Overview: Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. was America’s first zero-landfill automotive manufacturing company and is the safest vehicle manufacturer in the country. SIA is a 4.4 million square foot facility with 6400+ associates and is growing. The automotive manufacturing plant houses both production and administration offices. The SIA facility is a fully-integrated automotive OEM, meaning that our manufacturing process begins with sheet metal and ends with a high-quality vehicle – all under one roof. Subaru’s customer base has proven to be highly resilient during economic downturns and, this brand loyalty has led to our plant’s continuous and aggressive growth since its 1989 inception.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Requests and verifies process or equipment countermeasures when needed.
  • Actively pursues new ways of analyzing and communicating data to improve quality.
  • Conduct business process audits to ensure that process indicators are being properly tracked and maintained when requested.
  • Drives Kaizen activity applies statistical and other improvement tools.
  • Leads improvement plans to validate production processes to achieve department & plant targets for both new model and current production.
  • Creates and maintains punch lists.
  • Supports and/or leads assigned shop in root cause analysis of any safety, quality, cost, or delivery concerns.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to recommend and countermeasure plant-wide issues.
  • Meets with and manages vendor project activities.
  • Occasional travel to vendors for equipment buyoffs, training, etc.  This can be local and/or international
  • Creates professional documents to record and track measurement results.
  • Leads and/or supports continuous improvement activities to improve process functionality.
  • Aids and supports Production, Production Engineering, Maintenance, Materials, and/or New Model Pilot Team in process validations as needed.
  • Use of various CAD software
  • Demonstrates development and control of project master schedules and budget management
  • Communicates effectively with all Associates, Leadership, vendors, etc.
  • Read and understand equipment electrical schematics and drawings
  • Modify existing electrical controls circuits and updating electrical drawings
  • Ability to read and understand PLC logic
  • Ability to modify and create new PLC programs for equipment control
  • Troubleshooting and modification of various mechanical systems
  • Modification of piping and control systems
  • Exposure to air, hydraulic, and water systems
  • Exposure to various automotive manufacturing systems such as conveyors, sealer dispensers, robotics
  • Developing detailed project specifications and instructions
  • Managing vendor activities during design, fabrication, and installation with strong follow up skills to ensure project closure.
  • Strong schedule management skills 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology or Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related field 
  • 1 - 3 years relevant experience or 5 - 7 years relevant experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Technology or Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related field
  • 7 -10 years relevant experience.



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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette