Process Engineer

Date: May 15, 2023

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Process Engineer

Manufacturing Body Section


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.



The Process Engineer develops and optimizes production processes and equipment to achieve the safety, quality, output, and cost goals of the organization. Collects production data and applies scientific and statistical methods to analyze, document, and diagram production processes. A process engineer is responsible for identifying production problems and likewise identifying methods for resolution. They recommend and implement changes to equipment, work methods and other aspects of production to improve the utilization of all relevant resources. The SIA Welding Process Engineer will also apply their knowledge of welding processes, procedures and equipment to the manufacturing welding processes within the SIA Body Assembly Shop.


Outline of Duties:

  • Studies impact of line speed changes on staffing, processes & quality control
  • Analyzes process efficiency, recommends, designs, and implements continuous improvement and headcount reduction kaizen.
  • Scrap materials cost and waste analysis
  • Section wide Indirect inventory procurement
  • Section wide ISO Coordination
  • Review process related safety concerns for counter-measure potential.
  • Assist in Staffing Coordination.
  • SBR best practice coordination
  • All other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Welding Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related field plus 5 years relevant experience

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette