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Program Manufacturing Leader

Fraser, Michigan
2 Sep 2022

Position Summary: The PML Engineer is a Program Core Team Member, in charge of the complete industrialization of the new production lines in all involved plants for a given program, achieving targets in terms of Timing, Capacity and Production Costs in line with PMS requirements. His role is to define and implement the best Production System Concept making sure Group standards are applied, in coherency with the Faurecia Excellence System (FES) and FIS industrial strategy.


  • The PML Participates to the Product Design activities led by the PDL (Program Development Leader), contributing in reaching a product design compliant with Faurecia Industrial Targets and allowing maximum Production Profitability
  • With the support of his management and giver the program context, PML conducts the appropriate footprint studies and required Make or Buy comparative Studies. PML submits it to the Industrial Strategy for final decision
  • In the early phase of program, PML organizes, leads and follow-up the FES Industrial Design Workshop during Development Phase (EDW) involving full Program and Plant team, under the coordination of his PML manager. Based on a first preliminary theoretical production layout delivered by the plant, he build the preliminary program theoretical plant internal MIFD
  • Before Program CAR Committee Meeting, leads the FES Tool and machine Design Workshop (Cardboard), out of which plant delivers the detailed Production Line layout and internal MIFD. Confirm the proposed Production System including traceability and conformity. Contributes and validates the MIFD, final layout
  • PML identifies and follow-up Industrial risks and define the back-up plan for critical processes
  • Check, share and take advantage of any relevant Lesson Learnt from similar process.
  • Provide Industrial Impact on any Engineering Change Request
  • PML leads the assessment of the refurbishment needs for the program relying on the appropriate internal or external experts and validate the effective equipment refurbishment
  • PML participates in the definition of Key Product Characteristics (KPC) and Key Control Characteristics (KCC)
  • Coordinates and leads the PFMEA methodology during program phase with active participation of PTEs, Process Experts (GTS), Plant
  • Once PFMA completed, ensure action implementation and PFMEA update according advancement and then transfer PFMEA to plant at MPT when all required action implemented
  • PML prepares and leads the Program CAR Presentation with Program and Plant Support and Validation
  • Ensures Mcload update with additional equipment brought by program
  • Once CAR presented, employee ensures CAR submission and follow-up according targeted industrial timing
  • PML builds, updates & monitors the complete Program Industrial timing plan for tools, equipment, Packaging, Traceability and associated processes to reach MPT and SOP on time and right first time from specification to final acceptance.
  • Coordinates Program PTE and Supply Chain Engineers within Program Team and track Plants readiness level though IPMs
  • The PML is in charge of coordinating Traceability Implementation, Machines and tool Acceptance, making sure complete and robust PDCA is implemented and tracked.
  • Responsible to organize T&E progress status reviews involving the plant
  • PML defines and tracks main Industrial Performance indicators:
  • MOD Headcount and Work Content
  • Scrap Process rate
  • Process Capabilities
  • Capacity Status and Process Cycle Time, including TRS Monitoring (data from plant)
  • Rework monitoring (data coming from PDL and plant)
  • Material Yield
  • Launch Costs consolidated in the BP (estimated and followed by plant)
  • PML is in charge of making sure that profitable solutions for Program Financial KPI improvement are investigated through standard, automation, digitalization with payback analysis.
  • Optimizes Program Investment through Reuse, Bundling, Massification etc..
  • Builds, updates & monitors the detailed Program Investment List, submitting CAR request and approval follow-up.
  • PML reports Manufacturing Milestones in Faurecia PMS system in coordination with Supply Chain, Plants and PTEs. He provides to Costing the Industrial target data for BP update
  • All PMLs participate to PML Department Weekly routine
  • Propose continuous improvement ideas in business efficiency and cost reduction
  • Capitalizes on knowledge and shares best practices / lessons learned across organization and within the site
  • Travel to support the launch of production in the Plant
  • Support the leadership and commitment from top management according to the NAO environmental policy and ISO 14001.
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and adherence to:
  • Faurecia Group Code of Ethics
  • Faurecia Group Code of Management
  • Faurecia Group Environmental Policy
  • Faurecia Group Quality Policy
  • All other duties as assigned by the company

Position Specifications

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Strong ability to work in an international and multicultural environment with complex matrix organization
  • Ability to manage and optimize budgets
  • Coordinate complex subjects with technical teams
  • Ability to lead teams remotely
  • Proactive with vision of long-term impact and problem anticipation
  • Result oriented with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent English required, and customer's language strongly encouraged
  • Knowledge in technologies for plastic process (US Welding, Vib, Welding, Thermo-forming, Foaming, Injection, etc.)
  • Knowledge in project management process, 7 Quality Basics, FES, Quality Core Tools.

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or significant professional experience
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in program launch, industrialization, or manufacturing area in automotive sector

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  • Job Reference: 702678022-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Faurecia
  • Location: Fraser, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application