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  • Job reference: RMS0143633

Component Engineer Chassis - 26551

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/06/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
The Suspension System Architecture Dept is responsible for the detailed design and release of the Sub Frames, Powertrain Mounting Components, Suspension Links & Knuckles and Compliant Mounting Systems (Bushes) for all programmes.
This will include: Engine Side Mounting Brackets, Gearbox X-members & transmission cradles, brackets, heat shields and snubbers, hubs, bearings, Hydrabushes.
The componentry worked on will depend on which particular team is joined. Key requirements of job role:
Agree component/system targets (stiffness, strength, etc) with CAE team and attribute areas
Develop component CAD with JLR CAD designers within available package to meet component targets for function, attributes, cost and weight.
Work with purchase team to manage supplier nomination and sourcing process.
Manage supplier delivery of components to agreed cost, timing and quality targets through Commodity Plans, Open Issues Lists, Supplier Reviews and regular Supplier communication
Achieve ALL program milestone engineering deliverables, robust component sign off (DVP) and Phased Submission Warrant (PSW) in line with Programme timing.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Strong communication/teamworking/project management skills essential
Self-motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision.
PC (MS Office) literacy - essential.
Robust practical knowledge of engineering principles
Knowledge of design for castings, forgings and welded assemblies including manufacturing requirements.
Working knowledge of Failure Mode Avoidance Quality Tools
Highly motivated, enthusiastic and self driven
Design experience of castings, forgings and welded assembly design/modelling
Track record of successful Project management and on time delivery
Knowledge of either Sub Frames, Powertrain Mounting Components, Suspension Links & Knuckles, or Compliant Mounting Systems (Bushes)
Engineering specification definition
Drawing generation/review
Validation Plan, definition and execution

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
CAE stress / durability analysis
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