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Acoustic Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/05/2014
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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.

The Role:
Main Purpose the Role

• Responsible for Powertrain NVH attribute development to deliver project whole vehicle acoustic attribute performance (Base powertrain, Powertrain Ancillaries and their mountings, powertrain Sound Quality).
• Provide NVH knowledge and direction in the design and development of component, system and whole vehicle acoustic specifications to ensure achievement of product acoustic targets.
• Provide objective measurement/analysis and subjective assessment of whole vehicle performance
• Provide technical leadership in acoustic concern investigation and resolution.

Scope of the Role

• Generation and implementation of development plans to deliver PEP Gateway requirements
• Definition of whole vehicle acoustic attribute performance targets derived from subjective assessment and objective measurement.
• Concept guidance at design & package reviews
• Defining, planning, organising, monitoring and managing own work to meet project objectives for approval by Senior Engineer/Functional Manager.
• Leadership and management of acoustic testing (internal & external) to deliver project and technical development requirements.
• Measurement and analysis of noise and vibration data to identify root cause, countermeasures, design changes to provide robust engineering conclusions and recommendations
• Definition of specifications and design guidance to other Functional areas to enable the development of components and systems, to achieve the whole vehicle acoustic attribute performance targets
• Measurement and analysis of noise and vibration performance at project gateways to compare status v’s targets and to facilitate whole vehicle acoustic attribute performance sign-off
• Reporting of technical status and progress to relevant management levels and forums
• Supports other business areas
• Accountable for timely delivery of all Whole Vehicle Acoustics (EWA) Product Engineering activities required to achieve timely vehicle launch to quality and cost
• Uses process of continuous improvement to develop new techniques and processes to improve team effectiveness
• Support vehicle build requirements at relevant project phases to deliver component and system specifications and acoustic attribute performance (e.g. SoFa, WiFa, KAF, production vehicles, drive events and Press events)
• Supports overseas working requirements by agreement with local management.
• Application of continuous improvement to develop new techniques and processes to improve effectiveness.

Qualifications & Experience

• Degree or equivalent qualification, in a relevant engineering or science discipline.
• Previous experience in noise & vibration test, measurement and analysis techniques especially in driveline area.
• Graduates with a relevant final year project and work experience.
• German language capability would be advantageous to support test requirements at German proving grounds.
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