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Transmission Calibration Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/04/2019
  • Duration: on-going
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The Role:
The calibration of automatic transmissions in vehicles to meet all related legal, project and customer requirements. To ensure that the optimum levels of driveability and quality are delivered within the scope of the project. Typical requirements include:
* Creation of product strategy and attributes for a transmission project
* Calibration of TCU shift strategy to deliver the project and technical attributes of the particular model
* Direction and monitoring of the supplier to ensure the shift quality attributes are delivered
* Compilation and validation of data to and from the supplier (including hardware specified limits)
* Planning and coordination of vehicle preparation and instrumentation (assisted by Calibration Technician)
* Plan, supervise and conduct transmission testing activities both on site and globally
* Co-ordination, liaison and participation in cross functional technical issue resolution with client, group and supplier partners
* To be aware of project budgets and consider financial impact when raising orders
* Generate and Maintain development timing plans, PVR and status reporting documentation
* Support the implementation of calibrations into the production environment

Scope of the Role:
1. Transmission Calibration
Primary activity is to calibrate the shift strategy of the automatic transmissions to ensure that it is always in the appropriate gear for the driving situation and delivers the client's driving characteristics. This includes the requirements of driveability, performance and legal targets

2. Supplier Management
To ensure the effective co-ordination and management of the engineering resource responsible for the delivery of gear shift quality (may be an external supplier). The calibration engineer shall provide direction, guidance and sign off of shift quality to the agreed project targets

3. Project Delivery & Coordination
In conjunction with cross functional partners, you will ensure the timely delivery of calibration data to the supplier for compilation and verification. You are required to demonstrate clear evidence of development planning, and be able to report and escalate any issues or containment actions as required. Planning, booking and co-ordination of cross functional overseas testing / status drive activities will also be normal for the role

4. Cross Functional Development
Due to the complex nature of modern powertrain systems, you will maintain strong links to all cross functional calibration and software teams to ensure that the appropriate people have the correct information and data sets to perform their tasks, and provide relevant feedback to on your system. You will play a key role in calibration integration and development forums, recognising where you are a supplier and customer in the development process

5. Project and Calibration Status Reporting
Traceability and monitoring of calibration open points (both own and supplier) and resolution actions will form a key part of your daily activity. You will be able to report this information quickly to engineers or management in a variety of formats. You will keep your FM informed of appropriate project and technical developments, and consult when assistance is required

6. Budgets
* It is expected that you will have technical and timing input into the initial project forecast that is submitted by your FM to enable the correct phasing and separation of expenditure
* You will consult with your FM prior to raising POR's on EAG budgets, and you are expected to work within the budgets allocated

Specific Information about the role
* Calibration of transmissions using INCA / CANAPE
* Perform update and diagnostic routines on development vehicles using VAS / DIAGRA / ODIS / IDEX / VECTOR
* Co-ordinate the supplier resource delivering shift quality
* Produce and present technical reports for onward cascade of information
* Produce, maintain and report MS project timing plans covering your own development activities that link to cross functional, supplier and business plans
* Maintain an EAG project OPL and report regularly to management

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:
* Fully PC literate including MS Project / Outlook / Word / Excel / PowerPoint
* Able to demonstrate multiple problem solving techniques
* Knowledge of the calibration tools INCA / CANAPE
* Hold a full driving licence
* Demonstrate own working, and working as part of a cross functional development team
* Demonstrate knowledge of Automatic and Double Clutch transmissions (components and operation)

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

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application

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