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  • Job reference: RMS0173058

Specialist Engineer - 31403

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/01/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
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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:
Position Description:
Test Rig Design Engineer - To deliver mechanical test rig designs in support of base programme and SVO activities within Structural Test Laboratories, Road Load Data and Vehicle Safety Test departments. The position will be to lead projects from concept through to final delivery within the area.

Skills Required:
3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED
1. Expert user of Catia V5 within a mechanical design environment. Capability: solid modelling (parts and assemblies), 2D drawing generation.
2. "Good mechanical engineering knowledge including material selection, bearing selection, mechanisms, bolted joints. Knowledge of CAE methodology for design validation."
3. Project management skills with the ability to lead projects from concept through to final delivery.

Experience Required:
"Competant Catia V5 and Team Center within a mechanical design environment - Solid Modelling (parts and assemblies). Good mechanical engineering knowledge including material selection, bearing selection, mechanisms, bolted joints. Knowledge of CAE methodology for design validation. Project management skills with the ability to lead projects from concept through to final delivery. Desired; a degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering."

Experience Preferred:
"Ability to create and interpretate 2D drawings for manufacture of test rig fixtures. Knowledge of CAE methodology for design validation Good communication skills. Knowledge of vehicle packaging. Knowledge of testing methodologies relating to the structural testing of chassis and body components and assemblies. Knowledge of physical testing using closed loop electro-hydraulic equipment. attended Catia V5 and Team Centre training - desired but not essential."

Additional Information :
Based at Gaydon (possible travel to Whitley required).

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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