Plant Program Team Lead - MAN16782

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: United States - Indiana - FORT WAYNE
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 19 March 2019
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.
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Our Clean Mobility Division is looking for a Plant Program Team Lead for its Tier 1 Production Facility at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Launch Leader/PPTL is responsible to ensure the plant is prepared to execute a successful launch in Cost, Quality and Delivery aspects. He/she is involved from the program Acquisition period until 6 months after SOP and represents the Plant Manager in all the aspects of the Program Launch activity. A strong functional leadership is expected for this position to engage and motivate the plant team members in a positive exchange with the program core team.
The key activities of the role are:
  • Lead/manage the plant involvement during product, tooling and equipment design reviews, making sure milestones are completed on time, specific customer requirement and lessons learned from current/previous programs are applied
  • Ensure with the Program Core Team that equipment and process meet all Safety and Lean Manufacturing Faurecia standards
  • Represent the Plant for Tooling & Equipment Definition & Sourcing from supplier kick off until final acceptance.
  • Consolidate Lessons learned about Tooling & Equipment collected during launch period
  • Ensure Process FMEA actions are implemented
  • Manage all equipment and process trials (Run at Rate) including: Scheduling, Execution, Assessment and Reporting according to Faurecia standards
  • Ensure PPAP parts production and their submission to the customer
  • Functionally Manage the plant launch team (PC&L, Engineering Change Coordinator (ECC), Production, Manufacturing Eng., Maintenance, Purchasing, Controlling, Quality/HSE, IT, HR) through leading periodical meetings with them and Program team members to identify issues, assign tasks and ensure their execution.
  • Liaise with Customers and Suppliers as one of the technical interfaces of the program
  • Lead manufacturing program objectives in the plant: Launch Cost performance, Program Launch Report (PLR), Process and Machine Capabilities, line capacity, Direct Labor, PPM, Scrap-rework rate, change over time and on-time delivery and provide feedback to program team
  • Consolidate/Validate the quality of deliverables identified in the Program Management System and upload the evidence in Faurecia Database (Complete Helios Work Packages under his/her responsibility).
  • Ensure the plant receives all necessary internal or external support needed to launch the product successfully and escalate to his/her management.
  • Hand over Program to Production
The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Minimum education level: Bachelor degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years of automotive experience in Product/Process Engineering, Manufacturing, tooling design.
  • Minimum 2 years experience with Ford
  • Experience in managing and/or leading multifunctional teams

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