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POSITION:  STA Site Engineer

LOCATION:  Field Based Role (preferably Mid-West)



Live the Exceptional With Soul.  This is the singular purpose of JLR. 


At the core of these experiences are the products themselves.  The JLR brands have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past years. 


JLR is reimagining the future of modern luxury by design through our distinct British brands. Our purpose is to ‘Live the Exceptional with Soul’ by being the proud creators of modern luxury and being guided by a set of behaviors we call our Creators’ Code: Customer Love; Unity; Integrity; Growth; Impact.


At JLR, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work and reach their full potential.


We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.
You’ll be joining a united team of engineers who work on the future parts and processes within our global supplier manufacturing locations in new model programs.  You will work closely with our Product Engineering and Procurement colleagues, as well as our supplier partners, to ensure that procured parts meet and exceed the standards we require for our premium vehicles.

In this role, you will represent JLR in front of our suppliers and support our vision of “Driving Manufacturing Excellence into our Global Supply Chain”, by working in both internal and external locations to add value to how we source, design, develop, and manage the quality of parts and value streams, in order to meet the demands of our customers. This role will also interface with suppliers to ensure quality and delivery performance meet current and future business requirements. With a key focus on enhancing supplier capability through achieving continuous improvements in delivery, this role will involve engaging suppliers, diagnosing their systems issues and working to develop the action plans to help achieve best practice.

What you will be doing:

  • Ensuring that we have clearly aligned standards with our suppliers, and then work to ensure that they meet these requirements.  This will be achieved by ensuring robust product and process controls are in place at their manufacturing facilities, so that our parts are delivered on time, to quality and volume targets, and consistently in line with our APQP / PPAP requirements. 
  • Leading supplier performance throughout the PPAP process until PSW is delivered. This may include leading escalations of suppliers using JLR Supplier Performance Management and Escalation process 
  • Supporting sourcing activities through completion of supplier site diagnostics (eSD) – feeding back to Procurement to allow the correct selection of suppliers. 
  • Integrating with the rest of the STA Global team on such items as process improvement, team building activities, communities of learning etc. 
  • Applying lean tools and techniques as part of an integrated approach for supplier development improvement activities  
  • Contributing to improvement projects applying lean methodology to deliver sustainable transformation within the suppliers manufacturing operations
    Interfacing with internal and external stakeholders to ensure project objectives are delivered  
  • Providing support, project management and facilitation for the supplier development by promoting performance improvement within the external global supply chain 
  • Developing business diagnostic activities within the supplier to establish current baseline performance of the supplier
  • Performing other duties as required


What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, or equivalent work experience;
  • 5+ years experience related to the role
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing, engineering or quality assurance role in the automotive industry IATF16949 
  • Experience of industrialization, parts quality, maturation, and approval activities - practical experience of applying APQP / PPAP processes 
  • Previous experience and practical deployment of lean tools  
  • Proven background in problem solving with ability to break down complex, multidimensional problems or process issues and drive improvement within a cross functional team, in a timely manner
  • Strong change management skills 
  • Broad and proven experience of managing external stakeholder and supplier relationship management
  • Excellent communication skills both formal and informal, with the ability to converse at all levels of the JLR organisation and at all levels with external suppliers.
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred 
  • Flexibility for traveling (approximately 60%)
  • Proven ability of self management and motivation
  • Experience working in a high paced manufacturing operations environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills are essential, and must be comfortable presenting to all levels of management;
  • Must have strong business acumen, and the ability to work with people at varying levels with the organization and network;



Recruitment Salary Range:  $92,000 - $115,000


Base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized components, including location, skills, experience, and market factors. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a target bonus in addition to a full range of medical/health, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick/personal, and parental leave). Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employees will be in an “at-will position”.



So Why Us?

  • As a people-first company, working at JLR means opportunity, teamwork, and growth. That’s why working here is so much more than a job.
  • Be part of an international, inclusive, and open-minded company
  • Global Bonus Program based on company performance
  • You are never just a number. We take pride in taking care of our employees doing everything we can to make sure that our teammates thrive both in and out of the office.
  • Our employees receive a generous time off policy
  • We offer a discounted Vehicle Car Program
  • Employees also receive generous health care and retirement plans
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • And more!




Thank you for your interest in working for us, we love it here and think you will too!



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


JLR North America, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, compensation, and training.




At JLR we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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