Pro-Staff - Process Engineer

Date: Sep 28, 2021

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Process Engineer


1st shift Professional Staff 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.


Outline of duties:


  • Perform failure/variation root cause analyses for internal and field/warranty claims
  • Setup and maintain production torque processes in accordance with Tier2 & 3 requirements
  • Maintain section Poke Yoke systems in accordance with Tier 3 requirements
  • FP Poke and scanner/camera troubleshooting
  • Study impact of line speed changes on staffing, processes & quality control
  • Analyze process efficiency; recommend, design, and implement continuous improvement and headcount reduction kaizen
  • Evaluate powertrain components for ease of installation and finished powertrain quality
  • Study new and existing powertrain components for cost reduction & continuous improvement ideas
  • Coordinate part investigation trials to determine part changes impact to existing assembly line
  • Support model development activity to evaluate process challenges and installation concerns
  • Document test results, using cameras, spreadsheets, documents or other tools
  • Bulk material cost and waste analysis
  • Scrap materials cost and waste analysis
  • Jig replacement and test bench harness ordering for normal production wear
  • Analyze downtime information for high frequency processes, studies and recommends kaizens for OPR improvement
  • Review process related safety concerns for counter-measure potential


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Ability to develop, configure, and optimize industrial processes from inception through to start up and certification
  • Relatable experience with:
    • auditing processes, taking measurements, and interpreting data
    • designing, running, testing and upgrading systems and processes, including process simulations and risk assessment
    • developing best practices, routines, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output
  • Ability to work under pressure with cost and time constraints
  • Proficiency in Microsoft


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Working experience in process engineering
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Ability to read and understand part drawings
  • Familiarity with OSHA regulations
  • Analytical thinker with interpersonal skills                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Experience with developing best practices, routines, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output


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


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette