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    Chiara Caterisano

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    01384 446157

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    about 2 years ago

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Job title: Lead Engineer (Interior Trim / Moulded Components)

Location: Birmingham 


An experienced Lead Engineer is required with knowledge of interior trim or injection moulded components preferably within Automotive. This is a terrific to join a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the development team (PM, design, tooling, quality, testing, launch, purchasing) through all the project phases to the agreed program timing
  • Achieve on time tooling kick off with a fully validated, compliant and optimised design
  • focus on weight / cost / complexity reduction whilst maximising craftsmanship and quality feel
  • Customer/Supplier/Manufacturing plant liaison
  • Assure a flawless introduction for New Product Introduction (NPI) position
  • For model year changes, the Lead Engineer shall support the customer in terms of product development and participate in the plant PDT meetings to ensure that the “Key Elements” of the APQP gate process are completed
  • Support cost estimates in relation to product and process changes, and liaise with Operations, sales, PM to ensure all recoverable costs are specified in the quotation

Key Skills

  • Bachelor and/or Diploma degree in automotive, plastics engineering, mechanical engineering or equivalent job-related experience
  • Cradle to grave project experience including process and tool maturation and program launch
  • Working knowledge of GD&T, DFM/DFA, CAE/FEA, CAD, FMEA and DVP&R
  • In-depth knowledge of Automotive manufacturing processes and testing and validation standards
  • Customer/Supplier/Manufacturing plant liaison
  • Flexible to support projects at various locations in Europe


Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of delivering products within the Automotive arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about this role, please contact Chiara Caterisano at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Please note that the Client is unable to support candidates who require Visa Sponsorship to leave and work in the UK.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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