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Electrical Engineer - Infoainment Quality - 24152

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/05/2013
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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 quality team's job is to identify, define and fix problems affecting our customers and dealers, and improve quality at each model year by ensuring that similar issues do not occur in future designs. Of these the electronics/integration team specialises in issues caused by:
- Body electronic systems
- Short range sensing systems - ultrasonics/cameras/radar
- Interaction between multiple components over data links especially CAN and LIN e.g. security system/immobiliser and warning lamps/messages
- Diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs)
- Flagging when no repair is required
- Failing to flag when a repair is required
- Not leading the dealer to the correct repair
- Dealer diagnostic equipment
- Failing to lead the dealer to the correct repair
- Failing to correctly complete service operations such as reflash

We do this job by analysing field quality data including:
- Warranty claims
- Data read from vehicles in dealers (DTCs, Parameter identifiers)
- Customer surveys (e.g JD Power)
- Dealer reports (product quality reports, technical assistance requests)
- Internal vehicle failure reports
- Manufacturing test reports
- Identifying projects to change the design or diagnostic procedures based on patterns of similar failure modes in that data *
- Progressing these projects with product engineering teams and suppliers using 8D and 6 sigma approaches
- Monitoring the effectiveness of the fixes using the field data

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Detailed understanding of two or more areas of automotive electronic systems : body, chassis, infotainment, powertrain, comfort, hybrids etc.
- Ability to plan and deliver project work accurately under pressure
- Excellent IT skills including crucially analysing data using Excel
- Several years working with automotive electronic systems in either a design/development or quality role

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Detailed knowledge of automotive communication
- Networks in automotive environment
- Detailed knowledge of automotive Diagnostics Structured problem solving; 6 sigma/ 8D.
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