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  • Job reference: RMS0178080

CALIBRATION Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/04/2017
  • Duration: on going
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (02/05/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
The successful candidate will have experience in delivering calibration of active control systems (such as active chassis systems or driveline systems), or experience of controller design for new active chassis systems, particularly Electronic Power Assisted Steering, Active Steering & Rear Wheel Steering. The candidate should demonstrate a good understanding of the fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, and the role active systems have to play in delivering the Vehicle Dynamics attribute. The candidate will be critical to the Driving Dynamics Team in the application of new active chassis technologies, allowing us to deliver 18-21MY programmes. The candidate must have a proven ability to deliver on project deadlines and demonstrate they have made a real contribution in their previous roles. "
3 KEY SKILLS
First hand experience of Calibration of Active Chassis systems, such as Electronic Power Assisted Steering, Active Steering & Rear Wheel Steering.
Expertise in the use of measurement and software tools, such as CANape, INCA, CANalyser, DIAdem, Bosch MM6, Matlab and Simulink.
Evidence of development of software tools to improve calibration efficiency Demonstrable understanding of Vehicle Dynamics, and proven ability to consistently assess Vehicle Dynamics from the driver's seat

Experience Required: "A proven track record in an vehicle dynamics development or system application role Modelling and Simulation experience using Matlab, Simulink and CarMaker A proven ability to assess vehicle dynamic behaviour A proven ability to use CAN based tools and measurement analysis tools High level driving skills in a range of high and low mu test environments will be demonstrated by having spent a minimum of 3 years employed in a vehicle dynamics tuning role."

Experience Preferred: ""Driver training to class 3PG (or equivalent) Degree in Automotive, Motor Sport or mechanical or electrical engineering Nurburgring industry pool training completion via Joe Weber driving school "

Additional Information : "This role is nominally based at Gaydon although a proportion of the test work will be carried out away from base - mainly in mainland Europe (Sweden, Germany, France & Spain) Travel expenses will be provided During test trips the working week will typically be 10 hour days - pay will be pro-rata for the hours worked Safety shoes for use in vehicle workshops and manufacturing facilities Any other PPE will be provided as required by prevailing Risk Assessments This may include (but is not limited to) Race suit and crash helmet, Cold climate clothing."

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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