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  • Job reference: RMS0132440

Field Quality Engineer - Initial Investigations

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/03/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (17/03/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A luxury Automotive OEM based in the West Midlands. After continued growth & success there are a number of new exciting engineering projects underway and we currently have requirements for experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
To reduce warranty by investigating concerns on vehicles, containing and following through with permanent corrective actions. This will involve releasing engineering changes and working with internal departments and suppliers to implement improvements to the design of the vehicles, parts and processes. The role will be commodity based with opportunities available for a variety of disciplines across Body, Interior, Chassis, Powertrain and Electrical.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

• Reduce Warranty on vehicle issues, and were appropriate, change the design of components to improve reliability and functionality.
• Investigate concerns using PPS/8D methodology.
• Ensure issues are quickly and robustly contained.
• Develop and assist in deployment of field fix where appropriate.
• Issue engineering releases to solve concerns and approve the parts introduction.
• Work with suppliers to ensure quality problems (particularly repeating or complex issues) are investigated & countermeasures implemented.
• Liaison with manufacturing departments to implement and improve processes.
• This will mean responsibilities both in-plant and off-site at suppliers / within the dealer network.
• Feeding the knowledge of issues into future vehicles and designs.
• Along with core job functions the engineer will also be responsible for implementing cross-department projects, systems or window roles.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree or equivalent in engineering discipline.
• Worked in OEM or Tier 1 supplier responsible for automotive parts quality.
• Experience of practical problem solving particularly for full vehicle issues.
• Experience dealing with next tier suppliers.
• Reporting from internal & external meetings.
• Meeting lead, presentation and reporting.
• Experience using Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Ability to manipulate and analyse data.
• Must be reliable and punctual with a drive to complete investigations.
• Able to work overseas.
• Support flexible working day as required.
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