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Design Engineer - ETO - 22367

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/05/2012
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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:
Position Description:
- ETO Accessories Component Engineer

Skills Required:
- Reporting to the departmental Group Leader and/or Programme Module Leader within your allocated CoC - the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
- The design and development of component parts and sub-systems for both new and model year programme actions from concept through to launch.
- Management of key suppliers, Liaison with ETO Purchase, Quality, & Vehicle Engineering & Manufacturing.
- To assist the departmental Group Leader and/or Programme Module Leader with all aspects of programme activities such as clay feasibility support, product design specification (PDS) generation, failure mode avoidance (FMA) application, bill of materials (BOM) set up, WERS release, design validation planning (DVP) problem solving and engineering sign off.
- When required lead a small team to deliver the project tasks
- Set targets & standards for new features and if necessary become the local expert on products groups.
- To support the PVT and current vehicle issues and cost reduction activities as required.
- To lead & promote efficient departmental development actions and process improvements.
- Knowledge of CATIA V5, TCe and Digibuck required

Skills Preferred:
- Product Engineering Design, or Development, or Testing experience.
- Supplier management experience.
- Knowledge of Exterior trim or Interior trim or Accessory design development and release is essential.
- Flexible & motivated. Prepared to work at all the company sites depending on project requirements.
- Proven ability to manage own workload, work on multiple tasks and lead small teams.
- Able to present information in a concise and factual manner.
- Working knowledge of the company systems, WERS, eFDVS, DFMEA,DVP
- Knowledge of AIMs
- Candidates should hold an Engineering Degree or equivalent.

Experience Required:
- Must have experience of designing interior and exterior components for vehicles.
- Must have experience of designing palstic components and have experience of mould tool design.
- Needs to have a good understanding of how to develop component timing and developement plans.
- Need to be able to develop and manage component test and developement programmes
- Needs to be able to scope out the component requiremnts to enable supplier selection.

Education Required:
- It is anticipated that applicants will be educated to a degree level in an engineering discipline. Consideration will also be given to candidates with extensive component delivery.
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