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  • Job reference: RMS0143897

Engineer - Lighting

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/12/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (13/01/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
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:
Deliver automotive lamps to meet the requirements of the Project Description Brochure.
Responsible for the specification, test and validation plan to achieve the cost, weight, timing and quality targets for the project. Achieve engineering signoff for automotive lamps within the project timing.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES (Maximum of 5 relating to products, services etc.)
1. Support and Lead Design Development
Take the lead in Design and development of technology in area of responsibility. Advanced ability to capture and specify the design requirements in area of responsibility. Lead the Engineering test & validation planning and sign off for systems and components in area of responsibility. Lead Engineering release and change management process.
2. Delivery of projects
Responsible for planning and managing project related activities throughout a complete project development. Reporting of project status for area of responsibility in cross functional and project teams. Advanced understanding of cross functional working with other areas of the business. Lead an initiate working with suppliers for progressing project deliverables. Basic financial awareness of their role in the organisation. Knowledge of cost of parts and systems with an understanding of value engineering.
3. Problem Solving
Ability to solve Highly complex Engineering and design related problems. Analysis and management of multiple design related issues to identify the root cause.
Collect data, manage data and analyse data to produce reports as appropriate and progress design guidelines.
4. Developing and maintaining Specialist knowledge
Responsible for keeping the functional area up-to-date with technology in area of responsibility. Capture learning from previous experience. Work with group partners to Influence them to keep up to date with latest group developments.
5. Ability to work within a team
Able to work effectively in the cross functional team. Lead contribution in delivering team objectives.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR ROLE
(such as sales volumes, production volume, number of bought parts etc.)
Responsible for Validation test and sign off of systems and components in area of responsibility.
- Detailed knowledge of automotive lighting regulations and directives.
- Demonstrate independent data interogation within CATIA V5.
- Experience and understanding of automotive Lighting systems.
- Understands plastic mould capabilities and applies this in designs.
- Understands vehicle electrical architecture.
- Understanding of optical design and the distribution of light.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
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
German language preferable.
Ability to solve problems
Understanding of Health and Safety and capability to complete risk assessment in own area.

PRACTICAL & TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
Significant advanced knowledge of: Design and development; Test and measurement; Engineering drawings; Software tools
Understanding of Product Emergence Process (PEP)

QUALIFICATIONS
Higher Engineering Degree or equivalent
Membership of a relevant professional intuition and Chartered Engineer status preferable

HEALTH & SAFETY
Responsibility for ensuring that local Health and Safety policies and procedures are followed in order to ensure own safety and the safety of others.
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