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  • Job reference: RMS0141984

Senior Engineer - Interior Trim

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 05/01/2015
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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:
As a manufacturing engineer responsible for delivering new content into the trimshop, you will liaise and support Manufacturing, Design, Engineering and the Launch team to ensure robust manufacturing processes are implemented. The successful candidate will deliver a manufacturing plan for the new content which includes design feasibility, layout planning, facility & tooling requirements, process documentation and launch support. You will ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health & safety of technicians is never compromised.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
•Manufacturing Plan: To plan and implement facility, layout and process changes into the existing trimshop at our clients site as required to improve quality, efficiency and operator safety.
•Process: To produce detailed Trimshop related Process Operation sheets including visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements and safety info.
•Facilities / Layout: Working with Logistics & Facilities Engineers to determine efficient station layouts including modifications to existing facilities, racking & part presentation requirements, liaising with external suppliers of equipment and compiling necessary documents for approval and implementation.
•Manpower: Working with IE’s to develop effective manpower requirements reflecting volume mix and model specification including methods improvements to achieve hours per car target.
•Tooling: To select the appropriate (volume representative) Jigs and Fixtures, including specialised trim hand tools and power tool requirements to meet vehicle quality and hours per car targets whilst ensuring operator safety remains the top priority.
•Health and Safety: To liaise with the Health & Safety department to ensure all processes & materials are suitable for the manufacturing environment.
•Vehicle Launch: Supporting build events to ensure that technicians are familiar with new process, parts and tooling and are achieving the required quality standards.
•Quality Improvements: To liaise with current production to ensure Lessons Learned roadmap actions are integrated into forward planning activities to achieve continual improvement within Interior Trim
•Design for Assembly: To communicate best practices to Product Engineering to improve station ergonomics, hours per car and built in quality including poke yoke or error proofing
•Meeting Attendance: To represent Manufacturing Engineering at the various planning meetings to review status and provide feedback

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 previous Lean Manufacturing experience, ideally from an Interior Trim background, with an in depth understanding of Man Eng systems and procedures.
• An understanding of competitor manufacturers’ assembly techniques and processes for Interior Trim would be beneficial.
•A willingness to adopt new ideas with an open mind to low volume constraints.
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