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  • Job reference: RMS0146958

Component Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Dunton
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 07/10/2014
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The Company:
Our client is the worlds leading independent company in powertrain development. Based in the UK, our client has proven success in the development of powertrain systems with internal combustion engines. Our client is a highly competent partner to the engine and automotive industry.

The Role:
As a component engineer the chosen candidate will be principally responsible for the design, development, sign-off and release of engine components into production.

Your Responsibilities:
• Establish component and/or system characteristics, attributes and requirements
• Cascade, define & communicate targets to suppliers (internal and external)
• Supervise component design evolution at supplier
• Direct design and analysis teams
• Manage energy-transfer & packaging interfaces with neighbouring components and/or systems
• Create quality documentation, including review of quality history, boundary diagram, P-diagram, robustness check list, interface matrix, DFMEA, and design verification plan (DVP)
• Develop component tests for specific applications
• Review test results and present conclusions/recommendations
• Develop and release engineering specifications
• Review and sign off engineering drawings
• Support delivery of program within boundaries of responsibilities
• Manage own workload to ensure program milestones are met on-time
• Support design reviews and management reviews
• Occasional travel to global suppliers may be required
• Customer facing
• Support sales activities within the organisation

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree 2:1 or above.
• Good base engine knowledge
• Demonstrable powertrain project experience
• Awareness of FMEA and problem solving tools and techniques
• Knowledge of design for manufacture (manufacturing processes selection, material selection and process control technologies), machining techniques and technologies and tolerance design.
• Ability to analyse test data results and assess impact on design.
• Experience in handling a varied work load within tight time constraints.
• Ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines
• Highly motivated and a team player
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficient in Microsoft office tools

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