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Hardware Engineer Body & Trim

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 28/06/2012
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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:

• Responsible for the delivery of components / systems to the defined Product Design Specification of Task Description.
• Ability to take an analytical and systematic approach to create optimal solutions to problems.
• Ability to work within a team
• Responsible for developing and maintaining specialist technical and business knowledge/capability
• Excellent time management and self-organisation skills
• Engineering release

Key Responsibilities

Accountable for the delivery of components / systems to the defined Product Design Specification or Task Description

• Ability to work to defined Product Design Specification including specified targets. i.e. unit cost, investment cost, quality, weight, DV and PV testing etc.
• Responsible for instructing Engineering changes that are required for part / system delivery
• Responsible for the collation and presentation of data to support Engineering / crossing-functional meetings

Ability to take an analytical and systematic approach to create optional solutions to problems

• Responsible for design investigations supporting route cause analysis
• To propose the optimal design solution to meet the business requirements
• Responsible for prompt concern resolution on existing components, including containment solutions if necessary

Ability to work within a team

• Manage, monitor and, if necessary, expedite, supplier and/or external design house activities concerned in the design, release and delivery of the prototype and production parts
• Lead the analysis, identification and release of design solutions to problems encountered through the development phases and testing in a timely manner, ensuring the integrity of the system

specifications and launch timing.

• Accountable for the support of the timely delivery of all product-engineering activities to meet start of production.

Responsible for developing and maintaining specialist technical and business knowledge/capability

• Ability to provide design direction to CAD Engineers
• Give technical direction to other feature owners
• Give engineering and business process guidance to other associates
• Assist and coach less experienced staff in all aspects of engineering principles
• To liaise with group engineers and external design partners

Excellent time management and self-organisational skills

• Responsible for defining and planning own workload for approval by line manager
• Ability to demonstrate a flexible approach to urgent unforeseen tasks
• Occasional overseas travel may be required in support of project working and delivery
• There may at times be the opportunity to work extended periods overseas
• Responsible for providing accurate planning information required to support project KPI's
• Responsible for planning own workload to achieve KPI forecast

Engineering Releases

• Responsible for the release of quality data in the approved systems to the agreed task instruction in line with parts timing target
• Achieve cross-functional agreement prior to release as required

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience of concept through to detail design of large multi-material Front End Systems
• Experience of working with Development Partners / First Tier Suppliers to deliver highly complex systems
• Have a highly cross functional outlook to design and be able to balance numerous conflicting requirements to generate solutions in line with Brand Values
• Have an interest in Automobiles and Automotive Design
• Have completed at least one full vehicle programme from Pre-concept through to Production
• V5 DMU skills would be an advantage
• Have a good appreciation of tooling processes and their impact on Design for numerous materials (particularly Engineering Polymers)
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
HNC qualified or equivalent and/or able to demonstrate the appropriate level of experience
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