Seating Project Engineer

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    Coventry, West Midlands

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    £25.00 - £35.00 per hour

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    Lois Weston

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    about 1 month ago

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Job Title: Project Engineer (Seating)
Location: Coventry
Rate: Up to £35.00 per hour

Job Outline

As a Seating Project Engineer, you will design automotive seating system components to ensure compliance to customer and industry standards.

Main Responsibilities

Reports to the Project Manager and/or Lead Engineer, and is responsible for:

  • Technical Design and conformity to package and customer specifications.
  • Drawing Release with 'freeze' against each Programme build milestone.
  • DFMEA creation and update and release against the milestones.
  • All design changes post initial prototype tool release to use Change Management Process. PLM system.
  • All Customer requests to deviate away from initial Programme Assumptions / Technical file to be approved via Change Management Process PLM system.
  • Maximum 10 day turn-around of PLM to solve testing related issues / concerns .
  • Medium and short term CAD resource management, ensuring CAD Designers workload / priorities match those of the Programme Timeline and Customer Releases.
  • Support Plant issues when proven root cause is base design (not quality / process)
  • Customer liaison and reporting of project technical issues and potential resolutions.
  • Sub-Supplier Design Management - Data release and Control with documented status and actions on a regular basis.
  • Generation of VE/VA brainstorm ideas - Facilitate the workshops.
  • Progress VE/VA ideas to engineered / feasible solutions with detail drawings and prototype trial samples.
  • Management of Test and Development DV / PV and virtual CAE analysis.
  • Presentations to Lear and Customer Senior Management.
  • Open Issues - Single list with time bound response including all known problems with priorities.
  • Checking of all data prior to Release (to customer/ supplier or other interested parties)

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent (or relevant experience)
  • Excel / Word/Powerpoint
  • To be able to read, check and correct detail Drawings
  • Practical application of GD&T
  • Detailed seating (seat structures and seat complete) engineering knowledge

Desirable Skills and Qualifications:

  • Microsoft Project experience
  • DFMEA - Qualified to 'User level'
  • Automotive Seating experience
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Appreciation of CAE techniques and Process.
  • Understanding of Renault and Nissan release systems.
  • VE/VA techniques (cost pareto etc)
  • Understanding of CAD systems (NX and Catia)

If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.