Manufacturing Process Engineer - International Assignment, VIE - OPE14735

Function: Operations
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 12th February 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 Clean Mobility Business Group is looking for a Process Manufacturing Engineer m/f for its site in Columbus, IN, USA.


The primary purpose of this position is to drive and support productivity, quality, cost improvement and safety goals established for the facility.  The candidate will be responsible for supporting existing business as well as establishing manufacturing methods and tooling for new product launches.  Main work elements of this position include:

  • Planning of all development aspects of customer and facility related projects.
  • Responsible for project integrity and success against identified agreed goals.
  • Facilitate/support production teams in continuous improvement activities.
  • Develop and implement projects targeted on cost reductions, safety/ergonomics, change- over, standardization, productivity, and product quality improvements.
  • New product launch and engineering change activities including product quotations, equipment and tool purchasing, line manning and balancing, writing of capital appropriations requests, development of quality and production documentation (process flows, work instructions, line layouts, charts, budgetary tracking, ...).
  • Coaching Process Technicians, GAP Leaders and Manufacturing Associates on process trouble shooting, set-up of equipment, validating correct process control, using proper gauging processes and procedures and other equipment/process related technical skills needed to safely produce good parts.
  • Support QRCI process to take an active role in the identification of root-cause problems and take a leadership role in the implementation of short term containment actions and long term permanent corrective actions.
  • Leads Hoshins and related employee empowerment initiatives to drive continual process improvement with the maximum involvement and support of Shop Floor Management and Direct Labor Associates.
  • Supports and helps other team members research, implement and general Improvement Ideas.


This mission will start as soon as possible and continue for 18 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: 


The ideal candidate will have/be: 


  • Support of safety process engineering, ergonomics & other engineering initiatives to support Zero Accidents

  • Solid understanding of manufacturing engineering theories and practices

  • Proficient with computers, Robotics, AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Excellent written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills

  • Welding and/or robot/Laser programming experience are a plus.

  • Fluent in English

  • Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Technology or equivalent is preferred

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