Quality Control New Model Engineer - Quality Control

Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Quality Control New Model Engineer

Quality Control

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:


The QC New Model Development Engineer is responsible for quality by leading and supporting in-depth process audits at suppliers or within SIA Manufacturing processes. The QCNM engineer will  review parts, assemblies, processes and completed vehicles at SIA or at other facilities. This role identifies issues and optimizes the supplier’s and / or SIA  production processes and equipment through root cause analysis to achieve the safety, quality, output, and cost goals of SIA. This role collects production data and applies scientific and statistical methods to analyze, document, and diagram production processes. This role is responsible for identifying production problems and likewise identifying methods for resolution. The QCNM Engineer evaluates processes and quality, then recommends and implements changes to equipment, work methods and other aspects of production to improve quality and eliminate defects.                               

The essential functions described below are intended to broadly define the expectations of the role.

  1. Participates in the development of new models for SIA to ensure purchased parts, SIA in-house manufacturing processes and the completed vehicle quality
  2. Leading Root cause analysis with suppliers and other sections within SIA using PDCA
  3. Issue engineering reports and A3 format reports
  4. Interpret precision measurement data and correlate to complete vehicle concerns
  5. Actively pursue new ways of analyzing data to improve quality
  6. Develop and maintain list of critical product and process indicators
  7. Project Management of all activities included within the scope of audits, follow up, scheduling and completion
  8. Conduct process audits to ensure that process indicators are being properly tracked and maintained.
  9. Lead improvement plans to validate production processes to achieve department & plant targets for both new model and current production.
  10. Actively participate in cross functional teams to recommend countermeasure to resolve issues.
  11. Create professional documents to record and track measurement results
  12. Lead and support continuous improvement activities to improve CP/CPK
  13. Ensure that best practices and methods are being used for gauging activities
  14. Evaluate part structures and implement Design Change Requests to improve assembly
  15. Must assure all necessary paperwork is accurate and completed on-time (RQ, ISR, and other reporting documents)
  16. Must meet all objectives and tasks per assigned timing and milestone deadlines
  17. Travel extensively as required to meet the needs of the new model development cycle  
  18. All other duties as assigned


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Associate for this role.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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This role will require extensive business travel during peak periods of assigned projects. Domestic and foreign travel is often required for business collaboration. Able to travel internationally (Japan, Mexico, Canada, etc.) as needed.


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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette