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  • Job reference: RMS0128622

Project Engineer - Body

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 16/05/2014
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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 experiences engineering professionals.

The Role:
Responsible for the continuous improvement of the Aston Martin Tub and Body build process, you will lead a team of Manufacturing Engineers to deliver robust process and quality improvements. The successful candidate will have experience of facility and tooling requirements, process documentation and work station layout planning and quality problem resolution. You will ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health and safety of staff and technicians is never compromised.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Leadership: Manage Manufacturing Engineers’ workload and personal development, providing support and guidance when required. Represent Manufacturing Engineering at management feedback meetings, cascading information effectively to the immediate team.
Process: Produce detailed process operation sheets, including visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements and safety information.
Facilities / Layout: Work with Logistics & Facilities to determine efficient station layouts, including modifications to existing facilities, racking & part presentation requirements. Liaise with external suppliers of equipment and compile necessary documents for implementation and approval.
Manpower: Work with Industrial Engineers to develop effective manpower requirements reflecting volume mix and model specification, including methods improvements to achieve hours per car target.
Tooling: Select appropriate jigs and fixtures, including specialised hand tools and power tool requirements to meet vehicle quality and hours per car targets, whilst ensuring operator safety targets are achieved.
Health and Safety: Liaise with the Health and Safety department to ensure all processes and materials are suitable for the manufacturing environment. Complete project Environmental Checklists when raising Projects.
Production Support: Investigate and resolve Manufacturing Engineering related build issues, providing timely containments to ensure that product quality is not compromised and inform technicians of process changes.
Quality Improvements: Work with Current Vehicle Engineering to ensure new or modified product content is integrated seamlessly into the production environment.
Technical Support: Provide information about build process / sequence and technical specifications.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
A recognised engineering apprenticeship with substantial experience in the Motor Vehicle environment. ONC minimum qualification with HNC / Degree preferred.
The successful candidate will have Manufacturing Engineering experience, a good understanding of dimensional quality issue resolution, an ability to interrogate and interpret technical data and a good understanding of industry standard systems i.e. MS Office, PFMEA, 8D, and ideally AML systems and procedures (Goldcrest and ERNs, EASE, eCMS).
A willingness to adopt new ideas with an open mind to low volume constraints is essential.
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