SQA Engineer

Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

SQA Engineer

Supplier Quality Assurance – Quality Control

1st Shift Specialist 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:


1. Review and disposition Initial Sample reports for the qualification of ECS,PCR.

2. Analyze problems with parts, processes (internal and external) and vehicle.

3. Utilize parts drawings, technical specifications, and other standards in order to determine part requirements and conformance to those requirements.

4. Develop and lead investigation strategies.

5. Train and support supplier contacts in SIA Quality Procedures, forms, standard quality tools, and culture change.

6. Track and analyze trend data for targets to identify priority projects (Defect Attack Reporting).

7. Serve as subject expert for department and plant as applicable in cross functional teams, audit groups, training etc.

8. Review and disposition Problem and Countermeasure reports from suppliers.

9. Mentor, direct, and aid SQA Hourly associates assigned to applicable parts.

10. Interact and communicate as needed with SRD, Purchasing, ME, PE, IPC, Production and suppliers.

11. Support development, qualification, and organization of containment.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • B.S. or equivalent work experience in Technology (i.e. Electrical Engineering Technology,

Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Technology,)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Power Point, Teams and Share Point.
  • Ability to work and build relationships with all levels of the organization (Managers, Group Leaders, Engineers, Production Associates)



Preferred Qualifications:


  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing quality or engineering position. Automotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier experience.
  • Specific process experience or education such as Plastic, Machining, Welding, Stamping, etc.
  • Experience with coordinate measuring equipment use/data interpretation.
  • ASQ Certification


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


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette