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  • Job reference: RMS0135098

New Model Operations Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/02/2014
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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:
Responsible for developing and delivering quality disciplines relating to vehicle and component design, development and launch for all future vehicles within the supply base. This will also involve taking leadership of module areas and suppliers to achieve program targets.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Undergo training to be able to carry out static and dynamic vehicle evaluations both on road and the test track
Manage the delivery of off tool, off process 100% accurate parts and final part approval for responsible commodities
Confirm supplier manufacturing capacity status and ensure no negative impact to supply and quality during new model launch
Work closely with our supply base to define improvement plans
Lead the development and implementation of our quality principles with other teams internally and suppliers
Drive quality history reviews and campaign prevention related activities to ensure no repeat issues from previous models.
Agree the vehicle and parts quality requirement with PD, programme, manufacturing and suppliers to exceed customer expectations.
Practical Problem Solving at all stages of program development, including launch.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Technical education to degree level or equivalent
Proven experience of quality tools including Supplier Part Approval Process (SPAP) and problem solving techniques
Knowledge and experience of leading supplier quality improvement within new model launch or current vehicle environment
Proven ability to lead cross functional team meetings at supplier sites, defining clear improvement action plans essential.
Ability to self-manage and work under pressure to deliver quality, production and engineering requirements essential.
Able to apply problem solving techniques to improve process capability, repeatability and reliability at supplier sites essential.
Strong communication skills and a proven ability to develop good teamwork with cross functional peers essential.
The candidate must be willing to travel as there will be the opportunity to visit suppliers both in the UK, Europe and worldwide
Skills in reliability and robustness engineering.
Knowledge of Quality Tools and t
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