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  • Job reference: RMS0183058

Process Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/08/2017
  • Duration: on-going
  • Time left:
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The Role:
The Production Planning Engineer is responsible for developing, agreeing and delivering detailed planning requirements and concerns closure as allocated to them by Manufacturing Feasibility Manager. This includes planning for vehicle introduction from concept to SOP +90 days, and resolution of all concerns. The Production Planning Engineer must deliver to the agreed Quality, Cost and deliver targets whilst ensuring TS16949 and internal standard compliance.

Main Responsibilities:
1) Technical:
a, Responsible for delivery of quality planning processes and activities in line with Product Emergence Process (PEP)
b, Responsible for manufacturing sign-off of bid specs and product B-release in-line with project timings and PEP deliverables.
c, Identification and resolution of concerns through concerns tracker and internal systems.
d, Identification of Jig, Fixture and Tooling requirements.
e, Ensure continual updating of technical knowledge e.g. liaison with group colleagues, benchmarking, training etc

2) Financial
a, Delivery of projects within agreed budget targets
b, Management of project cost risks
c, Supporting justification for Capital Expenditure Investment
d, Supporting process improvement workshop activities to achieve production time targets.

3) Planning
a, Concurrence of responses to business requirements, engineering change and technical documentation e.g. TCD & AEKO
b. Generation of deliverable milestones and monitoring detailed project plans.
c, Work in close conjunction with other areas of productions planning (launch and facilities) to ensure a consolidated approach and the continuous development of effective and efficient ways of working.
d, Work cross-functionally and influence changes within products and processes.

4) Project Management
a, Delivery of all projects in accordance with business requirements (quality, cost & timing) and alignment with PEP.
b, Pro-active avoidance or containment of project risks.

5) People
a, Supporting of team initiatives and activities in relation to Stimmungsbarometer and colleague engagement

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Demonstrable experience in:
- Manufacturing build process knowledge
- Concerns identification and resolution experience
- Business financial management and acumen
- Effective cross functional communication
- Project Management
- Risk mitigation and containment

Practical and Technical Knowledge in:
- Extensive practical knowledge in problem solving techniques
- An understanding of dimensional management analysis
- Ability to evaluate K & P times in line with manufacturing business strategy
- An understanding of measurement techniques
- Knowledge of dry builds and properties strategy
- Extensive knowledge of vehicle build processes

- Preferred ONC/HNC/HND in engineering discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience.

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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