Smart Lab Leader - RD 13089

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: France - Picardie - Méru
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 12th December 2017
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.
"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."
Our Business Group Faurecia Interiors is, which develops and produces dashboards, center consoles, cockpit and door panels, looking for a Smart Lab Leader for its R&D center at Meru R & D Center (Hauts-de-France).
Essential responsibilities and duties:
The Smart Lab Leader is responsible for all the manufacturing aspects of the smart surface programs. His/her mission last from the Acquisition phase till SOP (Start of Production) + 6 months.
The main missions of the role are:
    • Study, develop in detail, follow-up, validate, release and set-up the complete Production System of production, including but not limited to: the program process flow charts, plant layout, equipment and tools, utilities, material and information flow analysis, supply chain definition, in accordance with the Group standards and program objectives
    • Create specific Smart Surface standard machine specifications with support of Techno / process specialists
    • Define standard clean room lay out
    • Validate specific smart surfaces machine capabilities
    • Create standard PFMEA, work instruction, control plan
    • Validate Product and Process characteristics
    • Drive continuous process improvement
    • Stay tuned to market thechnology (machine and process)
    • Participate with Manufacturing team in definition of industrial strategy  for production of smart surface products
    • Support Techno/ process specialists in the relation with suppliers for industrialization topics
    • Ensure DFM through concurrent engineering activities with product engineers
    • Act as the interface between the Program Core team and the plant(s)
    • Coordinate the plant launch teams of the plants involved in the program and to coordinate activities and tasks fulfilment of the Program Manufacturing team
    • Implement all changes of the production system related to the product modifications (as of Engineering Change Management)
    • Manage the Production Part Approval Process (including Mass Production Trial and Extended Mass Production Trial)
    • Manage the production launch and support the Production Ramp-up
    • Report all manufacturing risks analysis and their associated action plans and opportunities
Qualifications needed:
    • Minimum bachelor's degree in Engineering; or, minimum 5 years previous experience as Manufacturing Engineer and a minimum of 3 years as Program manufactuting  Leader in Faurecia
    • 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, engineering , vendors, suppliers and customers
    • Minimum of five (5) 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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