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Engineer - Creak & Rattle

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/02/2015
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:
Main Goals and Objectives

• Responsible for Creak & Rattle attribute development to deliver project whole vehicle attribute performance.
• Experience in Creak & Rattle testing and analysis to develop techniques and technologies to improve capability of development testing, problem investigation and
countermeasure development.
• Ability to influence designs (e.g. gaps, material pairings etc) at concept stages based on experience
• Responsible for testing and analysis to develop techniques and technologies to improve capability of development testing
• Provide technical leadership in concern investigation, resolution and countermeasure development
• Responsible for providing directions in the design and development of components, system and whole vehicle specifications to ensure achievement of product acoustic
• Responsible for the specification, test (subjective and objective assessments) and validation plan to achieve the performance, cost, weight, timing and quality targets for the
project for achieving engineering signoff for systems and components in area of responsibility.
• Demonstration of technical experience and leadership potential for future development

Main Responsibilities

1. Support and Lead Design Development
Ability to lead , define, improve and develop standard of the following for specific performance attribute and technology area of responsibility:
• Use and development of acoustic test procedures and measurement techniques & technologies
• Data acquisition and processing, archive, data management
• Data analysis and ability to write technical summary report to identify status, conclusions, concerns and recommendations
• Engineering test & validation planning, status release and sign off for systems and components
• Subjective assessment and correlation to objective status
• Design and develop acoustic parts and systems specifications
• Generate acoustic design guidelines
Engineering change management (PDB, Aeko, ECR, Production Permits, VDS etc)
• Ability to capture design requirements and specify, for consistent attribute performance (e.g. design for manufacturing fit and function)
• Ability to write and present status suitable for relevant forum/audience/level up to EG, E-Circle or similar
• Challenge & influencing design for attribute performance
• Capture 'critical to quality feature' (e.g. checklist if things go wrong)
• Lead sharing of knowledge/experience from previous project lessons learnt
• Competitor benchmarking (incl technologies used) and attribute target setting
• Understanding of Engineering drawings, CAD etc

2. Delivery of projects
Ability to lead, proactively challenge, influence and manage requirements in the following for specific attribute
• Plan, prioritise and manage own and team project-related activities throughout a complete project development
• Cross functional working with other areas of the business. for achieving project deliverables
• Design & Concept reviews for achieving project deliverables (technical targets and requirements v's weight, cost, package etc)
• Influence selection and liaison with relevant suppliers/agencies for progressing project tasks (outsourcing, material purchase, design & development etc) – can define RFQ and manage outsource work
• Influence selection and lead part & system suppliers/agencies to achieve attribute performance requirements or progressing project deliverables
• Understanding of financial consequences and working within financial constraints of their development role in the organisation (proposing and leading more effective use of
agreed budget to deliver incremental and/or better acoustic value/performance and support of Technical Manager in budget definition)
• Cross-functional alignment for achieving financial objectives of parts/systems incl value-engineering (proposing and leading more effective use of agreed budget to deliver X-
business optimise design)
• Knowledge and understanding of value engineering (performance/cost/weight)
• Reporting of project status for area of responsibility in cross functional and project teams
• Status & Risk Management- identify, escalate and propose resolution
• Definition of detailed project activities and budget requirements

3. Problem Solving
Ability to lead complex problem investigations and countermeasure development and influence X-business, and applying problem solving techniques & tools in the following for specific performance attribute:
• Collect data, manage data and analyse data to produce reports as appropriate and progress design guidelines
• solve and manage administrative, organisational, logistical problems at work
• Analysis and management of multiple design related issues to identify the root cause.
• Solve Highly complex Engineering and design related problems
• Solve and manage engineering and technical design problems
• Design of Experiment - ability to identify variables, define, execute and modify to achieve and maximise acoustic, time and cost requirements

4. Developing and maintaining Specialist knowledge
Ability to lead, develop and demonstrate for specific performance attribute
• Keeping up-to-date with technologies within area of responsibility (reading technical papers, technical conferences, Group technical working groups (KAA), sharing
technical knowledge
• Capture learning from previous experience.
• Development and use of tools for acoustic development of attribute by relevant Simulation Engineering (e.g. - LMS, FEA, CAD, SEA, CAE, CFD, GT Power etc)
• Liaison and development of working relationship with group partners - establish and maintain working relationship to develop active project technology, platform information
• Demonstrate specific skills for technical attribute area

5. Ability to work within a team
Able to work effectively in the internal and cross functional team. Ability to establish, maintain and lead contribution in delivering team objectives by demonstrating a ‘leading’ ability in:
• work within and support the team members, TM, FM to deliver team objectives
• develop X-Functional relationships (e.g. Quality, manufacturing, Design Functions etc)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Ability to communicate at various levels across the company in different forums
Design and development skills
Ability to influence colleagues within your area of responsibility
Understanding of financial limits within area of responsibility
Skills required by local area
Ability to solve problems
Understanding of Health and Safety and capability to complete risk assessment in own area.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
German language preferable.
Significant advanced knowledge of: Design and development; Test and measurement; Engineering drawings; Software tools
Understanding of Product Emergence Process (PEP)
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