FES&P Engineer - International Assignement, VIE - OPE14875

Function: Operations
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 12th January 2018

Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer


"New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.”

Our Faurecia Clean Mobility - NAO (North America Operations) Division is looking for a VIE FES&P (Faurecia Excellence System & Productivity) Engineer m/f for its plant in Columbus, IN, USA.


The mission FES&P Plant engineer is to contribute to plant performance and profitability with direct labour focus and the FES operating principles application


The main missions of the role are to:


  • At Plant level, provide FES expertise (HSE, Quality, EE, PC&L and Production system) based on 11 lean manufacturing principles to contribute to achieve operational business targets

Follow up of the FES deployment plan, to support the Plant Improvement Plan (PIP) execution.

Provide, according to the needs, FES knowledge and skills to the plant team through training, coaching and education.

Participle to FES Principles in Programs from design stage (lean process design, MIFD (Material and Information Flow Diagram), validation of Equipment design, cardboard workshop activities, Standardized Work ,OHP (Organizing Human Aspects of Production), process layout, packaging, etc..).


  • Contribute to the Plant MOD (Direct Labour) cost budget construction & achievement, through efficient “MOD cost management” & “MOD cost improvement plan”.

MOD Cost Management at Plant level:

Ensure routing and coefficient data management methodology is correctly applied and respected, for direct standard and actual Labour cost accuracy.

Ensure DLE/DLP (Direct Labor Efficiency) tracking process linked with the DL cost % results

MOD cost improvement:

Support SW construction and adherence, development of OHP (primarily GL and Supervisor role and routines), as the main foundations to achieve high levels of operational performance.

Support the implementation of  FES improvement tools for production reliability, change over Standards (flexibility), reduction of Line stoppages , Line balancing,  and overall MOD efficiency

Ensure identification of MOD “Productivity Potential.

Contribute to the lead time reduction though the implementation of continuous flow, layout optimization, pull-system and speed up flows works. 


  • Support FES network Animation in the plant

Contribute to deploy FES culture at Supervisors & GAP Leader level

Propose and promote best practices within the Plant (FES Network)

Participate in Division level workshops to test the new” lean concept” or advanced tools.


The length of the VIE is 12 months.


The V.I.E., an international young graduate program, enables young professionals who are less than 28 and European Union nationals to work for a French company in any country of the world. Becoming part of this program means going abroad to carry out a professional assignment for up to 24 months whilst benefiting from social care coverage and an interesting salary which depends on the host country. Business France, the French agency for international business development, is in charge of all the administrative procedures of your assignment. For further information, please visit the following link: https://www.civiweb.com/EN/index.aspx

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering

  • First experience in a production environment

  • Network animation, coaching and influencing/persuasion skills

  • Ability to train and coach within the plant

  • Continuous improvement mind set

  • Ability to master change

  • Understand basic P&L and  operational levers

  • Fluent English language knowledge: written and spoken

  • Problem Diagnosis and analytic skills to understand contexts and define/support the definition of action plans


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