Opex Engineer

04_Professionals (technical)
BU2 Filtration & Eng. Peripherals

Your Roles & Responsibilities



  • Embrace the MAHLE Leadership Principles:
    • Empower with accountability: Own mistakes and practice continual learning. Foster autonomy and development.
    • Trust each other: Practice collaboration and communicate in an honest and authentic way. Utilize differences to make us stronger.
    • Inspire for change: Create enthusiasm for MAHLE’s future by establishing an environment that supports innovation and entrepreneurship.
    • Lead by example: Make and keep commitments. Receive feedback before giving feedback.
  • Contribute to create an inclusive environment in which employees are valued and respected.
  • Contribute of talent management practices within the team. This includes, but is not limited to, diversity, equity and inclusion, learning and development, performance management, and succession planning.
  • Work closely with the Plant Management team to engage and inspire employees to infuse the MAHLE Production System (MPS) into our plant culture; drive behavior to challenge the status quo in order to deliver sustainable results in safety, quality, cost and delivery.
  • Support the business to improve and simplify existing processes and ensure capability of the new ones to drive reliability, predictability and efficiency while making the best use of available resources using continuous improvement methodologies through manufacturing, supply chain and commercial operations.
  • Implement a lean and continuous improvement MPS roadmap that includes a comprehensive analysis and prioritization of key opportunities. Include and engage cross functional members at all levels of the organization as well as execute initiatives that will drive sustainable results.
  • Develop and facilitate a wide variety of improvement initiatives, workshops and projects designed to improve throughput time, flexibility, quality, and value utilizing MPS tools such as Kaizen, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), 8-D, Problem Solving and Value Analysis which result in significant efficiency improvements for the facility.
  • Together with Plant Management team, implement MAHLE MPS/Shop Floor Management, drive leadership behaviors, leadership instruments and leadership tasks.
  • Implement systematic problem-solving governance to improve the operations KPI’s such as OEE, Labor Efficiency and FTT.
  • Develop training materials and effectively deliver those materials in a team environment to ensure employees throughout the facility are trained in CI and MPS tools, concepts and philosophy.
  • Contribute to Create a culture which supports disciplined & systematic process management; data driven decision making; continuous improvement aligned with established strategy & objectives.  Participate in integrated process development for new program launches and approve process design per PDP requirements.
  • Serve as a leader of change and innovation.  Challenge status quo, effectively influence others (at all levels of the organization) to embrace change, overcome resistance and seek out outstanding ideas and implement.
  • Establish measurement systems where needed to identify opportunities and to quantify implemented improvements.
  • Contribute to ensure the sharing and driving of best practices and lessons learned (internal / external). Contribute to deliver sustainable cultural and behavioral changes across the business to build a CI Lean culture including support functions, through coaching, mentoring and influencing employees, business team leaders, and global lean professionals.
  • Conduct studies in cost, quality, productivity, flow, value stream mapping and root cause analysis.
  • Conduct operational audits and KPI audits to identify areas of opportunity.
  • Work in conjunction with Purchasing to conduct supplier visits for CI workshops.
  • Work in conjunction with the Regional Head of Operational Excellence to implement the OPEX strategy in the plant.


Your Skills & Strengths


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline from a four-year college or university.
  • 5 years of experience in automotive process engineering experience is required; 2+ years of Continuous Improvement experience is strongly preferred.
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt Certification is strongly preferred.
  • Proven understanding & successful application of Continuous Improvement tools and methodologies including Lean and Six Sigma, such as Shop Floor Management, Kaizen workshop, VSM, Line balancing and Kanban
  • Must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate the ability to use organizational agility to accomplish the goals of the business.
  • Strong analytical, communication and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Proven skills in strategic implementation / department optimization.
  • Extensive experience working with Lean Methods and Tools.
  • Demonstration of flexibility and adaptation to a changing environment.
  •    Proven & effective facilitation, leadership, mentoring, and training skills.
  • Ability to provide decisive leadership and team facilitation in the face of adversity - define tasks clearly, identify and coordinate resources, and execute a go-forward plan.
  • Ability to define goals, metrics, and levels of success for internal/external customers.
  • Proven planning abilities, including successful execution of such plans.
  • Must have strong initiative and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Proven success operating in a high ambiguity environment is required.
  • Global or multi-national business experience is a plus.

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Facts about the job

Entry level:  University graduates
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  Production & Industrial Engineering
Department:  BU2 Filtration & Eng. Peripherals

Monterrey, MX

Company:  MAHLE Sist.Filtr (MX) SC1

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Your future at MAHLE

As a team player and someone who thinks ahead, you can deploy all your skills with us. In cooperation with colleagues from different countries and areas, you contribute in designing the mobility of the future. When selecting MAHLE, you choose trend-setting technologies and strategies. Are you interested in working with us and developing efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions, optimising existing products, and turning innovative ideas into reality? Then MAHLE is the right address for you.

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