Supplier Quality Assurance Electrical Engineer

Date: Sep 26, 2023

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Supplier Quality Assurance Electrical Engineer

Quality Control Department Supplier Quality Assurance 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.


Outline of duties:

  • Utilize part drawings, technical specifications and other standards to determine part requirements and conformance to those requirements. 
  • Travel to suppliers to perform process audits and quality management system audits.
  • Track and analyze trend data for key metrics in order to identify and prioritize improvement projects. 
  • Serve as subject expert for department and plant as applicable for cross functional teams, audit groups, and training. 
  • Review and disposition Problem and Countermeasure Reports from suppliers. mentor, direct and aid SQA Hourly Associates. 
  • Interact and communicate with SRD, Purchasing, ME, PE, IPC, Production Shops and suppliers. 
  • Support development, qualification and organization of containment activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology or 5 years of relevant industrial manufacturing work experience
  • The ability to analyze data, and formulate a plan based on the analysis
  • Able to design and perform studies to understand and identify root cause and aid in countermeasure process 
  • Capability to provide leadership to various levels of the organization and across all departments
  • The ability to present complex material in simple and easy to understand way
  • Experience with electronic assembly
  • Ability to measure circuits and signals on a PCB to determine component level failures
  • Hands on experience with Oscilloscopes, VOM's, functions generators, and spectrum analyzers
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially excel) as well as the ability to read print and technical drawings
  • Knowledge of PFMEA and Control plans


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience in Supplier Quality, Manufacturing quality or Manufacturing engineering position. 
  • Automotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier experience. 
  • ASQ/SME/Six Signa or other applicable professional certification
  • Experience with electronic manufacturing and in line/end of line testing
  • Familiar with CAN communications and C-Programming
  • Experience with DC Applications
  • PCB Board and soldering experience
  • Familiarity with DVP & R for electronics


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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette