Process Engineer-Trim & Final

Date: Nov 7, 2023

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Process Engineer-Trim & Final

Manufacturing Engineering T&F Department


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:

  • Set-Up Manufacturing Process & Implement Process Changes
  • Analyze Process Efficiency & Implement Improvements
  • Interpret drawings for impact to SIA Trim Production Line
  • Evaluate Vehicle Components for Ease of Installation
  • Study new and existing Vehicle Components for Cost Reduction / Continuous Improvement Ideas
  • Coordinate Part Trials to Determine Part Change Impact to Existing Production Line
  • Support SIA New Vehicle Model development from Concept to Implementation on the Vehicle Assembly Line
  • Study vehicle component interactions and drawing variations (stack-up) to determine fit or installation problems
  • Work with Subaru Design, Quality Sections & Production Section to determine Root Cause and Countermeasure of Part Problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in technical field: Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing or certificate and / or relevant work experience in an automotive environment
  • Work Experience: 1-5 years in a manufacturing environment
  • Computer Experience: MS Excel, MS Word
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects / tasks simultaneously
  • Strong Analytical and Problem-Solving Ability
  • Project Management Skills - From concept to implementation including schedule and budget management
  • Ability to work with multiple departments on projects.
  • Ability to Read, understand & interpret technical vehicle parts drawings
  • Ability to Travel Overseas (Japan) & Domestic
  • Ability to work off-shift / weekends / OT as required to support project work

Desired Qualifications:

  • Desired Qualifications: BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Experience with Catia, MS Project, AutoCAD
  • Experience in an Automotive Manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Model Development / Implementation of New Products or Product changes to a Manufacturing Process
  • Experience evaluating new parts or components and their effects on an existing process (work impact, ease / difficulty of installation.)
  • Background, Training or Experience with Root Cause Analysis methods
  • Analyze Process Set-Up for efficiency, develop & implement Process Improvement / Kaizens
  • Experience with process time studies and standard work times.




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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette