Trim & Final Process Engineer - Quality

Date: Aug 9, 2022

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Trim & Final – Process Engineer


The Process Engineer develops and optimizes productions processes and equipment to achieve the safety, quality, output, and cost goals of the organization. Collects production data and applies scientific and statistical methods to analyze, document, and diagram production processes. A process engineer is responsible for identifying production problems and likewise identifying methods for resolution.  They recommend and implement changes to equipment, work methods and other aspects of production to improve the utilization of all relevant resources.   


Essential Job Functions

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


  1. Overall Project Management utilizing detailed schedules and milestones to track progress.
  2. New Manufacturing Process Set-Up / Process Change Implementations
  3. Evaluation of Equipment Cycle and Associate Process Interaction
  4. Study Impact of Production Line Sped Changes and impact to manning and process.
  5. Analyze Process Efficiency and Implement Improvements
  6. Evaluate Vehicle Components for Cost Reduction and continuous Improving ideas.
  7. Support ISA New Model Development from concept to implementation of Vehicle
  8. Study vehicle component interactions and drawing variation to determine fit or installation.
  9. 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.


Required Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • Associate's degree and 1-3 years of relevant experience or equivalent
    • Engineering Technology or Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related field


Preferred Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree plus 10+ years relevant experience
    • Engineering Technology or Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related field


Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Self-motivated - high initiative 
  • Ability to manage projects from start to finish.
  • Ability to use data to drive activity, productivity, and cost.
  • Ability to work closely with production.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, strong analytical and problem-solving ability, proven people skills, and ability to work with multiple departments on projects.


Work Environment

This role operates in a professional open office environment subject to frequent interruptions and distractions, particularly during heavy customer service periods (e.g., in-between production shifts). Required to work in an industrial manufacturing setting that will include moving and/or assembly lines. This role is required to utilize manufacturing equipment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. The role frequently collaborates with colleagues, internal customers/Associates, external contractors, and management. 


Physical Demands

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate with or without a reasonable accommodation to successfully perform the essential functions of this role. While performing the duties of this role, the Associate is required to be at work as scheduled consistently and dependably, talk, and hear. The Associate is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger for keyboarding, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.


  • The ability to lift 20lbs regularly. 
  • The ability to sit, stand and walk for up to two hours at time.  
  • The ability to respond quickly to sounds. 
  • The ability to move safely over uneven terrain in confined spaces.  
  • The ability to see and respond to dangerous situations. 
  •  The ability to climb ladders while carrying up to 20lbs.  
  • The ability to wear personal protective equipment. 


Work Hours

This is a second shift position that works the production hours of 4:30 pm to 1:00 am. It is subject to occasional overtime to meet demands of production, which may include 1-3 scheduled Saturdays per year and occasional daily overtime. This role does not currently allow for remote work opportunities.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette