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  • Job reference: RMS0227406

Body Lightweight Materials Integration engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/09/2020
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (03/11/20)
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The Role:
Lead and execute development work within the Body & Exterior Engineering team for new materials and new technology implementation for premium and luxury vehicles

Lightweight product development with application focus on Body in White, Closures and Exterior

Application of diverse lightweight materials and technologies on vehicle program to fulfil performance, weight and cost targets

Concept initialization, evaluation and development for industrialization

Project management and coordination with internal and external partners

Documentation and presentation of project work

Ensure cross functional communication in all aspects and escalate challenges early to define robust solution with highest quality, i.e.

predict Geometrical Aesthetic and Functional Final Demand fulfillment

define robust part and systems solutions FMEA/DFEMA

fulfill overall vehicle dev. timing and releases

propose design- and design (styling) solutions to support high end execution of the vehicle

Support cross functional teams i.e. Supplier, Package, Design, ME, CAE, Performance and other release areas to understand new methodologies and implement learnings successfully

Define lessons learned and design guidelines

Ensure that learnings out of benchmark analysis is embedded in processes, guidelines and innovation

Develop and define future Body Structure Material Strategy acc. to vehicle development plan (NPDS)

Other tasks assigned by line manager

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Professional knowledge and experience of lightweight technology in vehicle engineering (Magnesium, carbon fibre, etc) and how these need to be applied for manufacturing process.
* Experience of development projects with applying light metals and composites in body, closures and Exterior
* Very good knowledge of lightweight materials ranges from high strength steel, aluminum, magnesium and fiber reinforced composites
* Detailed experience in aluminum high pressure die casting parts and structures
* Practical and theoretical knowledge of product development, manufacturing, geometry and design area
* Solid knowledge of CATIA V5 to create sections and build 3D concept data

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