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  • Job reference: RMS0128925

Wheels and Tyres Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/09/2013
  • Time left:
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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:
Job Purpose:
To assist with the Design, Release, and document compilation for Wheels, Tyres, TPMS, Wheel Fixings and Ornamentation.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
Work with the current Component Engineer to help facilitate the design, Release and sign off of Wheels, Tyres, Wheel/Tyre assemblies, TPMS, Wheel Fixings and Ornamentation. (Other components may be added subject to work load).
Control design activities for CAD Designers.
Generate and update minutes for relevant PMST meetings.
Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends.
Work with Suppliers to design and develop components & systems to meet all specified requirements such as weight, cost, durability, and performance targets.
Help manage Suppliers to ensure parts are delivered on time to the required quality standard
Work closely with Manufacturing and Launch to enable swift and accurate fitment of components to vehicles.
Work with Vehicle Dynamics to meet attribute targets and achieve freeze dates.
Assist with the Design Verification and Sign Off reporting.
Support vehicle tests with components where required.
Participate in DFMEAs, Quality history reviews, Robustness studies etc.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualifications and Experience:
Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline essential.
Must have previous experience within an automotive or automotive components supplier group.
Must have Component Engineering Experience.
Good design knowledge of wheels and tyres.
Competent in Microsoft Office/Project applications.
Can work efficiently with minimum supervision.
Prepared to manage suppliers both in UK and abroad.
Rig test environment experience desirable.
Proven problem solving abilities.
Proficient in Engineering Drawing Standards.
Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks to meet customer needs.
Some experience of NX CAD system would be ideal.
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