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VIE Production Engineer - Lean Manufacturing Enigneer (m/w/) Leipzig

Date:  25-Sep-2022
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  VIE
Requisition ID:  40865


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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.



Our position and environment?



Our Business Unit Faurecia Clean Mobility is looking for a 

VIE Production Engineer - Faurecia Excellence System and Producitvity (FES &P).

The postition is located at  Leipzig 


The mission of FES&P engineer is to contribute to plant performance and profitability with direct labour (MOD) focus and the FES operating principles application

The role can be summarized in three parts,

  1. Provide FES expertise (HSE, Quality, EE, PC&L and Production system) based on 11 lean manufacturing principles to contribute to achieve operational business targets.

  2. Contribute to the direkt labor (MOD) cost budget construction & achievement, through efficient “MOD cost management” & “MOD cost improvement plan”.

  3. Support FES network animation in German JIT plants



The main missions of the role are: Support our FES (Faurecia Production Excellence System)

  • Provide FES expertise based on our lean manufacturing principles to contribute to achieve operational business targers.
  • Contribute to the plant production cost budget construction and achievement throuh efficient cost management and cost improvement plans
  • Support FES network in our german production units
  • Follow up of the FES deployment plan, to support Improvement execution
  • Provide according to the needs, FES knowledge and skills to the plant teams through training, coaching and education
  • Participate to FES principless in programs from design stage (lean process design, MIFD, validation of Equipment design, cardboard workshop activities, Standarized Work, process layout...)
  • Coworking with other german production units and international management teams 
  • Participate in mulitple improvement projects


The ideal candidate will have/be :


  • Master degree in manufacturing entgineering or similiar 
  • Previous experience with production processes (minimum 1 year)
  • Recognized experience and ability to improve processes and KPIs by using FES principles
  • Understand basic Logistic and Operational Levers
  • Experience in Automotive environment welcome.
  • High Skills in Excel and Heavy data base calculations, with macros and above avg. formulas
  • Fluent in English and German language
  • Continuous Improvement mindset
  • Problem Diagnosis and analytic skills to understand contexts and define/support the definition of action plans 
  • Focused on result
  • Deliver Work within Exact Time frame


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Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.