Plant Launch Engineer - International Assignment, VIE - OPE15638

Function: Operations
Localization: Germany - Lower Saxony - Peine
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 6th December 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 Interior Systems Business Group – Europe Division is looking for a VIE Plant Launch Engineer m/f for its plant in Peine, Germany.


Please note that applications submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide. Only applications submitted in English will be considered.


The VIE will arrive in a team that is in charge of the launch in the plant of a new project (instrument panel) for a car manufacturer. As part of this team, the VIE will have to support the Plant Launch Team Leader (PLTL), which is responsible for the preparation and the launch of the production of the new program.


The main missions of the role are to: 

  • Specification of machines and equipment
  • Layout and material stream analysis
  • Faiure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Health Safety & Environment (HSE), ergonomics + efficiency system application for the operators
  • Communication with team in charge of the development of the program
  • Perform/Support Run @ Rates
  • Support Mass Production Trial (MPT), Extended Mass Production Trial (EMPT), realize capability studies
  • Support plant team during start-up phase
  • Documentation acc. to specific tasks
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering Manager in ad-hoc topic


This mission will allow the VIE to evolve in an international environment, to work in cross functional team, with contact with Development team, Production & Logistics team, to develop Project Management skills and to discover the launch of production of a program inside the automotive industry.


The length of the VIE is 24 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: and


The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Master Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or similar
  • Strong team player with intercultural thinking
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer skills (MS office, Access, Auto Cad preferred…)
  • Fluent in English, German a plus

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