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Plant ME Manager Level 2

Country/Region:  US
City:  DEXTER Arvin Road
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  2160

Title of the position

Plant Engineering Manager

BG / Division / Site

FCM/ NAO/ Dexter

Directly reporting to

Plant Manager

Functionally reporting to

Operations Engineering Director



Overall responsibilities and duties:

Within the plant, manage processes and people.

The main missions of the role are:

  • Ensure that series production meets customer requirements,


  • Support to the continuous improvement process,


  • Ensure the plant readiness to launch successful new programs,


  • Manage and report key ME indicators.

Series production :


  • Procurement of manufacturing equipment under consideration of demanded, security, quality and environmental protection and their preservation,
  • Equipment and tooling follow-up,
  • Support the engineering change management process,
  • Update manufacturing routines and work instructions,
  • Keep processes (machines, tools, procedures) at best possible level in compliance with HSE regulations and QCD,
  • Build the engineering budget and the plant CAPEX; and ensure their application,
  • Management of the plant central maintenance,
  • Monitor capacity utilization,
  • Keep plant lay-out updated,
  • Plan, monitor and coordinate the work of external companies,
  • Create and introduce procedures regarding the tasks of his field of responsibility
  • Support problem solving initiatives.


Continuous improvement process:

Support the continuous improvement process in the following areas: Labor, Quality, Equipment and tooling, Space, Work conditions.


Plant readiness to launch new programs:

  • Participate in the definition of the production process and selection of machines and tools,
  • Define plant layout to support new product launches in line with MIFA,
  • Oversee the installation process of new machines and equipment,
  • Support production in the start of new processes to ensure a successful SOP (initial samples, run @ rate, work instructions).


People Management:

  • Staff, train, coach, assess and develop the plant ME team (direct or dotted line),
  • Support and train other networks/functions (PSE, QSE…),
  • Participation in the management of the expertise network (knowledge capitalization).



  • Manage ME key indicators (TRS: change over, cycle time, reliability…).






The ideal candidate will have/be:

Minimum education level:   Master’s degree in engineering preferred,

Experience : At least 5 years of experience in production area, including one position in Manufacturing Engineering,

Skills and competencies

  • Trained in Faurecia Excellence System and Program Management System,
  • Basic financial skills (costing, budget, investment),
  • Leadership skills,
  • Ability to interface with other functions - Networking capabilities,
  • Strong TPM & PM backgroun required,
  • Machine controls (PLC programming) , robotic automation skills,
  • strong technical problem solving using machine data and data analytics
  • International mindset,
  • English required,
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.


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