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Tooling Strategy Design Lead Engineer - 37403

  • Location: Castle Bromwich
  • Salary: £32.77 - 32.77 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Manufacturing and production
  • Contact: Rachel Meacham
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446112
  • Expiry Date: 05 November 2021
  • Job Ref: 59390

Title: Tooling and Strategy Design Lead Engineer - 37403

Division: Manufacturing Engineering

Contract Position based at: Castle Bromwich, possible split between CB and Gaydon in the future

Rate: - up to £32.77/hr Ltd (c£25.26/hr PAYE option)

Position Description:

This is a Lead Design Engineer role within Manufacturing Engineering. Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading teams who will deliver (under your guidance and control); the design of both Body in White (BIW) and Trim and Final (T&F) Assembly Fixtures.
  • Leading the delivery of Fixture Design from kick off to design delivery and successfully physical fixture handover.
  • Leading the continual development of the department lessons learnt (Continual Improvement), and the continual development of JLR Tooling and Design Standards.
  • Creating and updating Standards, Processes and Methods of working
  • Gaining customer feedback, and driving that back into our working practices
  • Complying with and ensuring that all data delivered is robust, meets expectations and is properly managed
  • Driving resolutions of issues and feeding back.
  • 2D Manufacturing (Detailed) Drawing Buy Offs and Handover.
  • Managing buy-off and handing over of tooling designs with Customers and Tool room.

Projects could include (but not limited to):

  • Body In White BIW Assembly Fixtures (Geometry and Non-Geometry)
  • Pallets Grippers (Geo and Non-Geo)
  • Transfer System End Effectors, Put Downs, Take-Outs
  • Trim & Final T&F Assembly Jigs and Fixtures (Geometry and Non-Geometry)
  • Hand Tools Lift Assistor End Effectors Carrier End Effectors
  • Chassis Engine and Decking area Tooling / Hand Tools / End Effectors Robotic Cells Tooling - Tooling / Grippers / End Effectors

Skills Required:

  1. Engineering Design Skills and Locator Strategy knowledge
  2. 3D Detail Design and 2D Detail Drawing experience
  3. Ability to do Compatibility Assessments / Impact Assessments
  4. Able to demonstrate a wide range of previous assembly fixture experiences.

Experience Required:

  • Working knowledge of Assembly and Part Locator Strategy Requirements
  • 3D Tool Design Skills from Concept, through Detail to Detailing and Delivery
  • Ability to generate and resolve Design Snags and Issues.
  • Working knowledge of Assembly Tooling Standards
  • Demonstrable Cost Engineering.
  • Cost & feasibility studies in support of engineering change proposals
  • Ability to assess both internal and external designs with respect to total lifetime
  • Value For Money Assessment (for Design, Industrialisation and Production).
  • Ability to collaborate to produce (Collision Free) Tool Collision Studies.
  • Ability to collaborate to produce a robust Geometry Setting Process.
  • Knowledge of JLR Tooling Standards Tool Standards.
  • Ability to create and update JLR Tool Standards.
  • Basic RobCAD abilities (ability to load high level viewing of RobCAD files within the RobCAD environment)

We are looking for Designers who come with a wealth of Design experience across the Automotive Build Process.

Additional Information:


To apply for this position please send your CV to

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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.