Service Factory Process Engineer

Date: May 6, 2023

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Service Factory Process Engineer

Manufacturing Body Assembly Group


Overview: Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. was America’s first zero-landfill automotive manufacturing company and is the safest vehicle manufacturer in the country. SIA is a 4.4 million square foot facility with 6400+ associates and is growing. The automotive manufacturing plant houses both production and administration offices. The SIA facility is a fully-integrated automotive OEM, meaning that our manufacturing process begins with sheet metal and ends with a high-quality vehicle – all under one roof. Subaru’s customer base has proven to be highly resilient during economic downturns and, this brand loyalty has led to our plant’s continuous and aggressive growth since its 1989 inception.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Examine and analyze safety, quality, cost, and delivery data. Provide reports to Management and Production Group Leaders.
  • Develop and analyze statistical data to establish and control all aspects of the assigned processes.
  • Develop and lead significant process optimization changes, kaizens, and cost saving opportunities applying engineering principles and analytical techniques for continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and products.
  • Investigate product quality changes as well as facility changes needed related to current/new model development.
  • Process planning, evaluation, and modifications.
  • Conduct equipment reviews and buyoffs for new or modified equipment.
  • Coordinate activities with cross-functional teams including Production, Quality, Maintenance, Engineering, Safety, Suppliers, and Contractors related to assigned processes.
  • Review and interpret applicable regulations related to assigned processes.
  • Implement countermeasures to resolve non-conformances using Root-Cause Analysis, PDCA Cycles, Fishbone Analysis, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, or related field, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, strong analytical and problem-solving ability, proven people skills, and ability with minimal direct supervision.
  • Proficient with using Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Able to work overtime, including weekends, shutdowns, and holidays (as needed). 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, or related field, with 3+ years of relevant experience and education.
  • Knowledge in automotive electrodeposition paint application, or related field.
  • Knowledge in metal surface cleaning and treatment as it pertains to an electrodeposition paint application process.
  • Automotive industry experience and vehicle body assembly experience
  • Previous capital budget and project management experience.
  • Experience in an automated industrial manufacturing environment with exposure to robotics, communication networks, and automotive processes.


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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette