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Project Engineer - 34897 (Forming Technologies)

  • Location

    Gaydon, Warwickshire

  • Sector:

    Automotive, General engineering & manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £20.00 - £22.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Kate Stevens

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  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:


Job title: Project Engineer (Forming Technologies)
Salary Range: £22.50 p/h
Location: Gaydon
Industry: Automotive

Seeking a Project Engineer with an understanding of materials, and material properties and processes specifically relating to forming technologies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in projects to improve efficiency and reduce lead-times.
  • Contribute to standardising material testing equipment and procedures across supply based and within our Press Shops.
  • Supporting activities to ensure all incoming material is quality assured before going to press.
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of material related process standards e.g. blanker and `Head of Line specifications.
  • Support the timely ordering of material for TTO, HLTO and Production Ramp-up for all new Model Programmes. Contribute to material supplier identification, developments and performance assessments.
  • Monitoring non-processed scrap rates and supporting activities to minimise avoidable scrap

Skills Required:
1) Understanding of materials, and material properties and processes specifically relating to forming technologies.
2) A working knowledge of steel and aluminium manufacturing and press shop facilities (e.g. blast furnaces, cast houses, rolling mills, heat treatment lines, cut to length and blanking lines, destackers, reoilers, presses, etc.
3) An ability to analyse and assess large amounts of data and relevant previous experience in material quality assurance or similar.

Experience Required:

  • Suitable applicants are likely to possess a relevant degree or PhD although this is not essential if the individual can evidence the necessary capabilities.

Experience Preferred:

  • Proven ability in delivering tasks &/or projects within tight timescales. Strong MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) skill set and experience of Google tools.

This is a 12 month contract position offering an hourly rate of up to £22.50 based at Gaydon with regular travel to each of our Press Shops (Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Halewood) anticipated and as well as occasional overseas travel.

It is imperative that applicants demonstrate and prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

If you have any questions or you are interested in applying to this role please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.