Plant Program/Launch Team Leader - MAN16166

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: Tunisia - Tunisia - Ben Arous
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 16th May 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.
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Our Comfort &Trim Division is looking for a Plant Program Team Leader for its Production site at Ben Arous, Tunisia.
The Plant Program Team Leader is responsible for all the manufacturing aspects of the programs. His/her mission lasts from the launch phase till SOP (Start of Production) + 6 months. The main missions of the role are to:
  • Coordinate work package tasks and ensure their accomplishment.
  • In agreement with the program manager and the PML, technical interface with the customer and the suppliers.
  • According to the PMS, define the plant program launch team required resources (workload, competencies and profiles), have it nominated by the Plant Manager and the PM no later than Gate 2B and coordinate its activities.  Be in charge of the R@R (Run at Rate - PT/MPT/EMPT) process for his/her programs.
  • Act as the interface between the Program Manufacturing Leader and the plant.
  • Prototype:
    • check know-how availability in plant according to requirements and
    • analyse industrial and technical tasks during prototype build (involving operators from production plant) as part of the MVP (Manufacturing Validation Plan)
  • Implement all changes related to production system and/or related to the product (as of Engineering Change Management).
  • Study, develop in detail, validate, release and set-up the complete Production System of the program using group standard lean Capex methodologies:  process flow charts, work combination Table, PFA (Process Functional Analysis), layout (SWC), equipment and tool definition and interfaces, material and information flow diagram in accordance with the Group standards and program objectives.
  • Participate in the achievement of Process, Equipment and Facility FMEA.
  • Coordinate installation and launch of all production equipment and tooling.
  • Manage the Production Part Approval Process (including Run @ Rate:  Production Trial, Mass Production Trial and Extended Mass Production Trial).
  • Manage the production launch and support the Production Ramp-up.
  • Achieve all manufacturing program objectives in his/her plant (Quality, Costs, Delivery, Performance) such as Process and Machine Capabilities, MPM, PPM and Scrap rate, CAPEX, Amortized costs, Added value, Material Cost, Logistics costs, Gross Margin, Start-up costs.
  • Apply PMS/Engineering Change Management/Faurecia Manufacturing tools and standards.
  • Ensure that manufacturing milestones are passed successfully and on time.
  • Report on a monthly base the progress of activity.
The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Minimum bachelor's degree in Engineering; or, minimum 5 years previous experience as Manufacturing Engineer
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making and communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering techniques associated with project management
  • Must be capable of working with a wide variety of people from the shop floor to senior managers, vendors, suppliers and customers
  • Minimum of two (2) years of automotive experience
  • Practical knowledge of AQP functions, continuous improvement, and other analytical and action planning tools
  • Knowledgeable computer skills

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