Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - International Assignment, VIE - RES18239

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 11th June 2019



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 are willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be!


Faurecia’s VIE Program?


The VIE Program of Faurecia is an international young graduate program, which enables young graduates native from the European Economic Area (EU + Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) aged between 18 and 28 to work for one of our subsidiary around the world!


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


PLEASE NOTE: your application must be submitted in English to be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide.

PLEASE NOTE: as part of your international development, you cannot perform a VIE in the country of your citizenship.


Your position and environment?


Our Faurecia Automotive Seating Business Group – R&D Division is looking for you as a VIE Advanced Manufacturing Engineer m/f for our R&D Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States.

Your role and responsibilities?


The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer executes the complete seat manufacturing process from the initial design concept to production release and post-production support.

Your main missions will be to

  • Lead the Design for Assembly Process (DFA)

  • Develop Standard Work Instructions (SWI’s) and process flows

  • Develop the process layout including material flow, sub-assembly, trimming assembly and sequencing; Develop and optimize Line Balancing with internal tools

  • Assess Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s)

  • Manage technical details and implement system and process solutions to support equipment implementation

  • Establish Process/ Traceability Control Matrix

  • Adhere to Faurecia standards and policies and assist with the development of systems-related practices.

  • Complete all other duties and tasks as assigned by management

  • Support launches – estimated travel during launch phases 25 – 40%

  • Manage and coordinate JIT (Just-In-Time) systems launches, equipment installations and software implementations.



The mission will last 12 months.

Who are you?

  • Master’s degree/Engineering diploma in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Operations, or Industrial Engineering
  • Fluent in English
  • First experience in similar or relevant role
  • Knowledge of Method Time Management or others Time assessment Méthodologies
  • Knowledge of process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Design of Assembly, Line Balancing, and Ergonomics
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Excel
  • JIT seating experience preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Autonomous and self- confident
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management

   Ready to take on a new challenge? Apply and join us!

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