Manufacturing Engineer

September 25, 2021
Havertown, PA
Job Type


**The Manufacturing Engineer will need to report to one of our Inspection Centers**


About Carvana

At Carvana, we sell cars but we aren’t car salesmen.  Our promise is simple: we won’t sell a car to a customer that we wouldn’t sell to our own Mom. Period. To make sure our car’s are in first-rate condition,  we’ve built multiple vehicle Reconditioning Centers around the country, where our cars are inspected, perfected, and photographed before reaching the Carvana website. Using our Carvana Certified 150-point inspection process, we’re able to verify that every vehicle meets our rigorous mechanical and cosmetic standards. 

We strive to provide only the highest quality vehicles to our customers in our mission to deliver a no-hassle, better car buying experience.

We are actively looking for passionate and talented individuals who can help us deliver on that promise. 

Think you’ve got what it takes to join our team? Keep reading below to see what we’re looking for!


About the team and position

The Process Engineer is responsible for leading continuous improvement projects and using lean methodologies to refine processes.  This position will work closely with all disciplines within the business to deliver throughput, cost and quality improvements in a fast-pace, dynamic environment.  Additionally, this person will need to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.


What you’ll be doing

  • Manage projects that impact and involve numerous teams in the organization
  • Develop standard work and visual training for complex processes
  • Create labor standards and line staffing models
  • Mentor and train peers on lean manufacturing and process flow
  • Evaluate complex production issues and conduct root cause analysis
  • Create and present business cases for improvement ideas
  • Participate in cross-functional continuous improvement events
  • Create current and future state value stream maps
  • Develop building and cell layouts to optimize workflow
  • Ensure compliance with all environmental, health and safety guidelines
  • Analyze data to provide justification for capital expenditures
  • Select and test tools and equipment
  • Develop deep functional expertise in multiple areas of the reconditioning process
  • Deliver projects on-time and under budget
  • Live the Carvana values

What you should have

  • BS in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of engineering experience in a lean manufacturing environment
  • At least 1 year of experience managing cross-functional teams or projects
  • Proven track record of implementing successful projects that impact the bottom line
  • Knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing.
  • General knowledge of OHSA guidelines
  • Up to 50% travel between facilities in Phoenix, AZ, Winder, GA, Blue Mound, TX and Delanco, NJ
  • Valid driver’s license
  • A clean driving record with no more than two moving violations or DUI’s in the last three years
  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written
  • Ability to work through teams to achieve results
  • Strong analysis and decision making ability
  • Excellent facilitation skills through engagement, diplomacy and diverse opinions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficient computer skills including AutoCAD, Excel, Word

What we’ll offer in return

  • Full-Time Position with a competitive salary
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • 401K with company match
  • A multitude of perks including student loan payments, discounts on vehicles, benefits for your pets, and much more
  • A great wellness program to keep you healthy and happy, both physically and mentally
  • Access to opportunities to expand your skillset and share your knowledge with others across the organization
  • A company culture of promotions from within, with a start-up atmosphere allowing for varied and rapid career development
  • A seat in one of the fastest-growing companies in the country


Other requirements

To be able to do your job at Carvana, there are some basic requirements we want to share with you.

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver's license 
  • A clean driving record with no more than two moving violations or DUI’s in the last three years
  • May be requested to work overtime and weekends for special programs and events
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds independently; majority of lifting from knee to shoulder heights; other lifting required from various levels
  • Must be able to carry and transport up to 60 pounds up to 20 feet
  • Requires standing for extended periods of time with frequent stretching, reaching, walking, stooping, pushing, and/or pulling in an environment that may be cold, hot, noisy, and wet and may have fumes or odors due to vehicle maintenance
  • Requires excellent visual acuity and manual dexterity
  • Requires use of safety equipment that may include but not limited to face shield or goggles, non-slip shoes, gloves, mask, and other protective garments and equipment


Of course, we’ll make any reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs. 


Legal stuff

Hiring is contingent on passing a complete background check.  This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.


Carvana is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.  Carvana also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.


Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

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