Lean Manufacturing & Productivity Engineer - International Assignment, VIE - LEA10489

Function: Operations
Localization: Portugal - Braganza - Bragança
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 15th March 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: https://www.civiweb.com/ and https://careers.faurecia.com/job-offers


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 Clean Mobility Business Group – Europe Division is looking for you as a VIE Lean Manufacturing & Productivity Engineer m/f for our plant in Branganca, Portugal.



Your role and responsibilities?


 The main missions of the role are:


1. At Plant level, provide Faurecia Excellence System (FES)  expertise (Health Safety Environment, Quality, Employee Empowerment, PC&L and Production system) based on 11 lean manufacturing principles to contribute to achieve operational business targets:

  • Follow up of the FES deployment plan, to support the Plant Improvement Plan (PIP) execution.
  • Provide, according to the needs, FES knowledge and skills to the plant team through training, coaching and education.
  • Participle to FES Principles in Programs from design stage (lean process design, validation of Equipment design, cardboard workshop activities, Standardized Work , process layout, packaging, etc..).



2. Contribute to the Plant cost budget construction & achievement, efficiency improvement:


  • Cost Management at Plant level:
    • Ensure routing and coefficient data management methodology is correctly applied and respected, for direct standard and actual Labor cost accuracy.


  • Cost improvement:
    • Support Standards Works construction and adherence, development of shop floor interlocutors, as the main foundations to achieve high levels of operational performance.
    • Support the implementation of  FES improvement tools for production reliability, change over Standards (flexibility), reduction of Line stoppages , Line balancing,  and overall efficiency.
    • Ensure identification of “Productivity Potential.
    • Contribute to the lead time reduction though the implementation of continuous flow, layout optimization, pull-system and speed up flows works. 


3. Support FES network Animation in the plant


  • Contribute to deploy FES culture at shop floor level
  • Propose and promote best practices within the Plant (FES Network)
  • Participate in Division level workshops to test the new” lean concept” or advanced tools.



The mission will last 12 months (renewable once up to 24 months).




Who are you?

  • Master’s degree/Engineering diploma in mechanical
  • Fluent in English
  • Minimum 1 year  of working experience within a production environment
  • Recognized experience and ability to improve processes and Key Performance Indicator's within a plant using FES principles
  • Previous plant launch experience and previous management experience is a plus
  • Network animation, coaching and influencing/persuasion skills
  • Ability to train and coach within the plant
  • Continuous improvement mind set
  • Ability to master change    

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


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