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Operations Improvement Intern (Year-Round, Full-Time)

Country/Region:  US
City:  Saline
Contract Type:  Apprentice
Requisition ID:  4813

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.”


Our Faurecia Excellence System (FES) Department is looking for a FES Intern (Year-Round, Full-Time) for its Faurecia Interiors Saline Plant in Saline – Michigan.


As a member of the FES team, the PC&L Intern’s main responsibilities include:

  1. Assist in providing FES expertise (HSE, Quality, EE, PC&L and Production system) based on lean manufacturing principles to contribute to achieve operational business targets
  • Follow up with plant on the FES deployment plan, to support the Plant Improvement Plan (PIP) execution.
  • Provide FES knowledge and skills to the plant team through training, coaching and education.


  1. Contribute to the Plant MOD cost budget construction & achievement, through efficient “MOD cost management” & “MOD cost improvement plan”.
  • Ensure efficient data management methodology is correctly applied for direct standard and actual Labour cost accuracy.
    • Ensure DLE/DLP tracking process linked with the DL cost % results
  • Support the implementation of  FES improvement tools for production reliability, change over Standards (flexibility), reduction of Line stoppages , Line balancing,  and overall MOD efficiency
  • Ensure identification of MOD “Productivity Potential.
  • Contribute to the lead time reduction though the implementation of continuous flow, layout optimization, pull-system and speed up flows works. 


  1. Support FES network Animation in the plant
  • Contribute to deployment of FES culture at Supervisors & GAP Leader level
  • Propose and promote best practices within the Plant (FES Network)
  • Participate in workshops to test the new lean concepts




The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Completing a bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles
  • Able to learn on the fly and handle a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • A positive attitude and optimistic mindset
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)


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