Vehicle Build Engineer - 35313

  • Location

    Coventry, West Midlands

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    £22.00 - £24.11 per hour

  • Contact:

    Kerry Duggan

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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Position Description:

The New Model Programmes organisation has responsibility for leading all launch activities through co-ordination of all Business Functions with the objective of achieving flawless Product Launches, on time, to cost, achieving quality targets and delivering to the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

This requires interaction & co-ordination of Manufacturing, Product Development, Purchasing, Suppliers and the Marketing, Sales & Service activities. The Pilot Operations team which forms a major part of the New Model Programme organisation are the lead for the build of all physical pre-production, verification units within the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the key interface for all VP build electrical resolution in EOL.
  • Responsibility for ensuring IPT and Software download processes are validated and issues reported during VP build.
  • Coordinate with Electrical Integration and VCATS in the development of an achievable software delivery, validation and download plan for each build.
  • Work with the EDS team to ensure that there is a robust plan in place for EDS delivery and change control across all VP builds
  • Provide technical leadership and coordinate training for the team of electricians within the department.
  • Manage the day to day running of the End of Line area, responsible for vehicle throughput / ECCAR control and delivery of status reports.
  • Lead cross functional teams during the vehicle build to root cause, manage and resolve all electrical software and hardware issues.
  • Control Zone reporting process ensuring closure feedback is delivered by Build engineers.
  • Develop common processes and practices across all product lines and build sites.
  • Lead the development, testing and implementation of new tool and technologies within Prototype Assembly
  • Lead the ongoing development and strategy of the Prototype Build and Planning processes with a focus on all electrical and electronic aspects of a vehicle build.
  • Responsible for leading a team of Electrical Engineers including objective setting and reviews

Skills And Experience Required:

  • Excellent all round working knowledge of vehicle electrical systems.
  • Significant experience in technical problem identification and resolution.
  • Able to demonstrate good project management experience and a track record of successful project delivery.
  • The successful candidate should have the capability to drive and motivate the team to achieve results and continually implement process improvements.
  • Determined to achieve deadlines and be pro-active in anticipating and preventing any build stopping issues.
  • Ensure that the quality of the product is not compromised by the ability to achieve the timing plan.
  • Significant experience in technical problem identification and resolution.
  • Experience of working directly with or within the Electrical teams to deliver software & hardware for vehicle builds.
  • Knowledge of the entry and exit requirements for a VP build event.
  • Experience in developing new processes and procedures to improve quality and delivery.
  • Experience in raising and using AIMS.
  • Flexibility to work across other UK sites as required.
  • Able to demonstrate a good grasp of new technologies and their implementation.
  • Full driving Licence.
  • Ideally degree educated
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