Finish Planning Specialist (10029)

Date: Sep 26, 2022

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US

Company: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker and is on the road to number one. Come join our team and you could be part of that ride. For our employees, Volkswagen stands for more than just efficient and sustainable products - it’s an expression of who they are and how they move through life. Become a part of the Volkswagen of America experience and work with people who are passionate, innovative, enthusiastic, and high performing team players. Everyone deserves a better car and everyone deserves a better company - it’s a Volkswagen thing.

VW. Two letters. Endless opportunities.


Develop and manage Vehicle Calibration/Testing/Rework systems in an automotive manufacturing environment to meet and exceed company goals and objectives.


  • Develop the production process to ensure processes meet safety standards, quality standards, environmental, and OSHA regulations
  • Develop in-line test equipment to confirm quality of vehicle electronic system
  • Collaborate with vehicle design to resolve customer concerns
  • Create a continuous improvement environment to develop best in class production system
  • Coordinate production trials for model changes
  • Coordinate activities with the maintenance team to minimize production delays due to equipment issues
  • Develop systems to meet KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and analyze data to monitor performance and plan improvements
  • Identify requirements for maintenance and production resources to modify assembly systems to improve safety, quality, productivity, and cost
  • Monitor safety, quality, cost, and productivity with improvement activities for assigned areas of production
  • Complete projects on schedule and within annual administrative, operational, and capital budgets
  • Provide direction and assistance to analyze production issues, propose countermeasures, and resolve issues.
  • Collaborate with other production departments, quality, production control, and engineering to provide best in class product quality



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 3-5 years of related planning experience in automotive manufacturing
  • Demonstrated experience with:  
    • Positive employee relations / team building,
    • Automotive assembly
    • Lean / visual systems,
    • Continuous improvement initiatives,
    • Project management, Quality circles,
    • Vehicle electronic system development
    • Roll and Alignment Testing
    • Workshop/Automotive Repair Experience
    • Automation Integration/Troubleshooting



  • Master’s degree in engineering
  • Experience with: ERP/MRP/EDI Systems, Implementation of engineering changes, Maintenance system development / management, Robotic controls, PLC programming, Assembly torque tools, Microstation or Catia design, Ergonomic assist development, Part delivery system development, Automotive facility start-up

Scope and Magnitude

This role description is a guideline and does not create contractual rights between the Company and any of its employees.  The Company does not enter into any type of employment contract, implied or written, with its employees regarding job security.

This Organization Participates in E-Verify. We maintain a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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