Plant Launch Team Leader (M/F) - MAN17081

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: Portugal - Lisboa - Palmela
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 15th July 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’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.

Faurecia Interiors, South Europe Region Division is looking for a Plant Launch Team Leader for its Palmela site at Portugal.
The PLTL is responsible for all the manufacturing aspects of the Program in his/her plant.  His/her mission last from the program award (end phase 1) till SOP + 6 months the main missions of the role are to:
Team Management
Coordinate work package tasks and ensure their accomplishment
In agreement with the program manager, technical interface with the customer and the suppliers
According to the PMS define the plant launch team required resources (workload, competencies an d profiles) and coordinate its activities
Act as the interface between the Program Manufacturing Leader and the plant
Product interface (manufacturability)
Check know-how availability in plant according to requirements and
Analyze industrial and technical tasks during prototype build ( involving operators from production plant)
Implement all changes related to production system and/or related to the product (as of Engineering Change Management)
Production System Development
Study, develop in detail, validate, release and set-up the complete Production System of the program:  in the plant: equipment and tool interfaces, layout, process flow charts, material and information flow diagram in accordance with the Group standards and program objectives.
Make or buy
Prepare the “make” input of the MOB matrix for all remaining components (including subcontracting)
Evaluate at plant locations subcontracting possibilities
Ensure the achievement of Process, Equipment and Facility FMEA
Coordinate installation and launch of all production equipment and tooling
Production Launch
Manage the Production Part Approval Process (including Mass Production Trial and Extended Mass Production Trial)
Manage the production launch
Support the Production Ramp-up
Targets and Reporting
Achieve all manufacturing program objectives (Quality, Costs, Delivery, Performance) such as Process and Machine Capabilities, MPM, PPM and Scrap rate, CAPEX, Amortized costs,, Added value, Logistics costs, Gross Margin
Apply program management system and engineering change management and Faurecia tools and standards
Ensure that manufacturing milestones are passed successfully and on time
Report on a monthly base the progress of his activity
Report all manufacturing risks analysis and their associated action plans and opportunities
The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Minimum bachelor's degree in Engineering; or, minimum 1 year previous experience as Manufacturing/Process/Program 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 1 year of automotive experience
  • Practical knowledge of AQP functions, continuous improvement, and other analytical and action planning tools
  • Knowledgeable computer skills

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