APU Assembly Leader

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von: Johnson Electric International AG | localité: MurtenN: JohnsonElectricInternationalAG

Johnson Electric is a global leader in motion products, control systems and flexible interconnects. We serve a broad range of industries including automotive, building automation and security, business machines, defense and aerospace, food and beverage, home technologies, HVAC, industrial equipment, medical devices, personal care, power equipment and power tools. Established in 1959, Johnson Electric ships its products to more than 30 countries for use in hundreds of different product applications. Innovation and product design centers are located in Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Israel, France, Canada, UK and USA. We employ more than 35,000 employees and subcontract workers in over 22 countries. For our manufacturing site based in Murten, Fribourg, Switzerland we are looking for a

APU Assembly Leader

The APU Assembly Leader will manage the production and quality activities in serial production (OEE improvement, scrap reduction). He/she will be responsible for the efficiency in a highly automated, complex and 24/7 production environment. He/she will organize and lead continuous improvement activities, ensuring that information flows correctly within the teams and with the internal/external suppliers.


Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead the assembly department during the morning shift or afternoon shift:

                o Production Team (17 Operators 1x Shift Leader per shift)

                o Quality Team (2 Q-inspectors per shift 1x Q-technician)

                o Maintenance Team in dot line

  • Lead the KPIs in their evaluation and monitoring – in order to achieve the required productivity & quality targets
  • Analyze the line data, evaluate the problems generated by the assembly lines and define the necessary countermeasures in cross-functionalteams (production, maintenance, quality) through the implementation of CIPs and prevention plans
  • Optimize production workshop layout, workflows, work organization and lead CIPs for safety and efficiency
  • Lead the daily QRQC (Quick Response Quality Control) meetings
  • Be involved in line release and PPAP submission of new actuators in collaboration with the Customer Quality team
  • Be involved in the change (management) activities for the assembly lines in collaboration with the Customer Quality team
  • Manage the quarantine and the incoming inspection in collaboration with the Team Leader Quality Components
  • Participate and organize internal workstation audits in accordance with ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and VDA 6.3
  • Maintain a high level of training for all teams through a training plan designed to meet the company's current and future needs
  • Share and ensure that "Good Manufacturing Practices", including 5S and safety rules, are applied by all employees.



  • Engineering degree – preferred in Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing Engineering or related field.
  • Management skills – Relevant leadership experience of more than 3 years in similar positions in a modern manufacturing environment – preferably automotive industry
  • Relevant experience in the problem-solving methodology by using Q-tools such as 8D, Fault-Tree Analysis, Ishikawa…
  • Knowledge of APQP and related disciplines (P-FMEA, control plans, etc.)
  • Basic technical experience in DC / BLDC / stepper motors, injection, stamping
  • Knowledge of digital IT tools such as MS Power Platform
  • Proficient French and English language skills – both written and verbal (knowledge of German is considered as a plus)
  • Capable of dealing with pressure and able to voice his/her opinion
  • You are rigorous, reliable and precise. 0 PPM mentality
  • You are a leader with coaching inspiration
  • Flexible, open to support the team in a 24/7 production environment



  • A competitive compensation and benefits package
  • A truly international and multicultural work environment, with vertical and horizontal career development paths globally
  • The opportunity to further develop your professional skills due to the wide range of products we manufacture to our customer


  • Murten

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