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Project Manager - Squeak & Rattle - 23258

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/04/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
- Lead design reviews, plan and carry out testing and support launch activity on plant to prevent squeak and rattle issues on new model and model year programmes.
- Lead design reviews across all areas of the vehicle but with focus on the interior.
- Plan vehicle requirements for physical test and ensure provision for these within the programme plan.
- Plan testing and book facilities to carry this out.
- Manage the S&R RMDV deck of requirements for each programme.
- Complete NVH test reports for all tests.
- Carry out design review work with all relevant design areas driving prevention and solution implementation with the design engineers and suppliers.
- Raise AIMS as required on all issues through both virtual and physical phases of the programmes.
- Support the S&R launch team on plant with vehicle testing, root cause analysis. Provide status reports for NMLR launch review meetings and attend as required to report out to senior management.
- Lead root cause analysis and solution development.
- Involve other members of the S&R team as needed.
- Ensure new lesson learnt are recorded in the S&R Team data base.
- Raise design rules and design requirements as needed.


Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Good team player, able to lead a cross functional team of design, development, and manufacturing associates to identify and resolve S&R design and manufacturing issues.
- Good background in general engineering methods and standards. Experience of problem solving tools e.g. Six Sigma, etc. and quality engineering processes e.g. FMEA, Form 4 mapping, DOE, etc.
- Strong communication and presentation skills to all levels, particularly senior management.
- The ability to achieve results in an efficient manner, making effective use of all resources available within the company and outside.
- Creativity and innovation; and an ability and willingness to cooperate in cross-functional teams.
- Good data analysis and PC skills.
- CATIA and Digibuck experience to carry out design reviews.
- Full UK driving licence.
- Experienced vehicle assessor including right and left hand drive and manual and automatic vehicles.
- Able to pass company medical for climatic testing.
- Able

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Experience of S&R testing and root cause in environmental four post rigs and on test tracks is desirable.
- Experience of working in the manufacturing environment preferably with the motor industry.
- Ideally experienced in AIMS and Product Change Management.
- Experience of working with an OEM automotive company within a Squeak and Rattle quality improvement team.
- Six sigma training and experience.
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