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  • Job reference: RMS0197743

Studio Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/08/2018
  • Duration: on-going
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (30/08/18)
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The Role:
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To work within the seating development team to ensure that all key engineering feasibility is considered and embedded into the customer studio releases

SCOPE OF THE POSITION
The role will be located principally between the Redditch and Coventry Tech centres and in the customer studio.
The required outcome is to ensure all engineering feasibility is embedded into the customer studio releases. This includes the maintaining the complexity assumptions and also ensuring cost target achievement for both tooling and piece cost of the components within the program timing

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
* Work with the Engineering Managers to support the project teams delivering feasibility input to the customer studio to ensure A surface releases are fit for purpose
* Understand the program cost and complexity assumptions and prevent scope creep, raising appropriate escalation as required
* Develop a strong relationship with the customer studio and project engineers to ensure our requirements and constraints are understood and delivered
* Develop and maintain key sections to enable feasibility assessment
* Strong communication links maintained between customer studio and engineering teams and the company's engineering and program teams
* Managing data transfer between locations as required

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Proved track record in studio engineering of automotive interior trim
* Good interpersonal skills & teamworking
* Strong conceptual design capability
* Ability to deliver to cost and timing constraints
* Ability to deliver strong technical arguments to defend feasibility requirements
* Catia V5 user
* HNC / HND or equivalent

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Studio Engineering experience of seating systems
* Experience of working in the JLR Whitley or Gaydon studio's
* Seating / Soft trim engineering experience
* Knowledge of plastics toolmaking
* Bachelor or Masters in Automotive product Design or Automotive Engineering or a similar relevant subject

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