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  • Job reference: RMS0140787

Specialist Engr - (Engineering Technical) - 26209

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/07/2014
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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:
Senior Test Rig Design Engineer - To deliver mechanical test rig designs in support of base programme activities within client Structural Test Laboratories, Road Load Data and Vehicle Safety Test departments.

The position will be to lead projects from concept through to final deliver and take responsibility for delivering process improvements within the area

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Expert user of Catia V5 and Team Center within a mechanical design environment - Solid Modelling (parts and assemblies)
Good mechanical engineering design knowledge including material selection, bearing selection, mechanisms, bolted joints Ability to calculate bending/torsional/axial stress in components to evaluate strength/stiffness and fatigue performance against target.
Proven project management skills with the ability to lead projects from concept through to final delivery
Minimum of 5 years experience working in a mechanical design environment with a proven track record of delivering projects from concept through to final commissioning. Ideally this is within an automotive environment
Degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Ability to create 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
Worked in a physical testing environment to deliver single or multi-axis test rigs and fixtures for the assessment of static strength or durability performance of parts and/or assemblies.
Worked with major equipment suppliers within the automotive testing arena - e.g. MTS Systems and Moog "

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