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CAD/PLM Application Engineer

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/03/2015
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The Company:
A luxury Automotive OEM based in the West Midlands. After continued growth & success there are a number of new exciting engineering projects underway and we currently have requirements for experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
Job Purpose
Due to the ever increasing complexity of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software being deployed by our client, including the CAD system migration to Siemens NX from I-DEAS, and subsequent platform upgrade from the AM-PLM 2.2 (Teamcenter Engineering 2005 SR1/NX5) to AM-PLM 3.0 (Teamcenter 8.3/NX7.5), an experienced application specialist is required to support, develop and maintain the NX CAD toolset and integration with the Teamcenter PLM system. On behalf of Product Development, this individual will ensure that any functionality, present or forthcoming is made available to vehicle programmes, assuming that value and business benefit can be gained.

The ultimate goal is to strive to achieve the “Full Digital Vehicle”.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
•Provide on-going development and maintenance of the NX CAD system configuration, templates, custom utilities and integration to the Teamcenter PLM system
•Create, develop and maintain end-user documentation providing CAD/PLM process, methodology and training to facilitate consistency, improvements and standard practices
•Work in conjunction with a Key User/Steering Group to; gather functionality, support and training requirements, develop best practices with Subject Matter Experts (SME), assist in the resolution of user issues
•Develop and deliver best practice training to end-users
•Provide interactive at-elbow technical support and mentoring to CAD, Studio and Manufacturing Engineers focusing on the use of NX CAD and Teamcenter PLM applications
•Assist CAD Engineers with design-based, geometric modelling challenges, data management issues and any related PLM System issues
•Plan and develop an internal Knowledge Base documenting all AM-PLM applications, processes, methods and usage
•Work in conjunction with suppliers to assist with deployment plans and user training for any approved additional packages, functionality or application and platform upgrades
•Develop and deliver training material to end-users to provide application update training after upgrades
•Keep abreast of all CAD/PLM developments both internally and externally, working closely with Suppliers to facilitate best use of the toolsets using both present and future technologies
•Facilitate the growth of our clients capabilities with respect to the CAD and PLM applications
•Working closely with the project teams, ensure all value added packages currently available are reviewed and rolled out subject to financial constraints that may exist
•Establish and maintain close contacts with our clients Engineering Partners and Suppliers to ensure best practices, processes are being followed, and ensure awareness of critical application issues and developments
•Keep programme management up to date with developments

Qualifications & Experience
•Excellent working knowledge of Siemens NX CAD application at user-level including; modeling, assemblies, product structures, sheet metal and drafting tools
•Strong automotive experience and process knowledge including; body structures, body exterior, body interior, body closures, powertrain, chassis and electrical design methodologies
•Excellent working knowledge of Siemens NX CAD application at administration and configuration level including; server centralisation, “start part”/template design, site standards, drafting defaults, and custom utility deployment
•Excellent working knowledge of Teamcenter PLM at user and administration level
•Experience and knowledge of Teamcenter PLM integration with NX CAD
•Good project management skills and project planning experience
•Bachelor Degree and/or 5 years relevant technical experience preferred
•Excellent I.T and PC skills (Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)
•Experience in compiling in-depth technical documentation and user guides
•Ability to web search internally/externally for relevant information
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