Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer

Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

SQA Engineer

Supplier Quality Assurance – Quality Control

Direct Hire role with 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: 

  • Review and disposition Initial Sample reports for the qualification of ECS, PCR.
  • Analyze problems with parts, processes (internal and external) and vehicle.
  • Utilize parts drawings, technical specifications, and other standards in order to determine part requirements and conformance to those requirements.
  • Develop and lead investigation strategies.
  • Train and support supplier contacts in SIA Quality Procedures, forms, standard quality tools, and culture change.
  • Track and analyze trend data for targets to identify priority projects (Defect Attack Reporting).
  • Serve as subject expert for department and plant as applicable in cross functional teams, audit groups, training etc.
  • Review and disposition Problem and Countermeasure reports from suppliers.
  • Mentor, direct, and aid SQA Hourly associates assigned to applicable parts.
  • Interact and communicate as needed with SRD, Purchasing, ME, PE, IPC, Production, and suppliers.
  • 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