Current Vehicle Engineer

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Current Vehicle Engineer

Are you an experienced Quality and Supplier Engineer? Would you like to work within a small team with a large reach of responsibilities? Would you enjoy working with tailor-made automobiles within the ultimate bespoke project team?

Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity within a world-famous luxury OEM, based within their state-of-the-art headquarters in Gaydon. This is an opportunity to join one of our most diverse Engineering departments. You will be a part of a successful and dynamic team where you will be encouraged to take on challenges that arise. You will become responsible for complete systems on all special projects in production. Thinking outside the box to enable production to build vehicles is sometimes what will be needed in this role.

Your requirements:
-You will have completed an appropriate degree, preferably engineering related
-Automotive experience, ideally within a manufacturing process environment
-Recent direct experience of practical problem solving (PPS / 8D / G8D / 6 Sigma)
-Working knowledge of a variety of component manufacturing process
-Experience of dealing with suppliers
-Good general knowledge of the mechanical architecture of a vehicle
-Proficient in MS Office
-Having an understanding of CAD, technical drawings & drawing standards would be of benefit
-Occasional travel, for this reason a full UK driving licence is required

Your responsibilities:
-Containment – Quickly identify and implement effective and robust containments.
-Problem resolution – Have a methodical approach to problem solving with an ability to react quickly to identify root cause. They must have experience in solving complex problems using either 8D, G8D, PPS and/or 6 Sigma leading to effective solutions.
-Feedback – Feedback concerns at cross functional meetings reporting out to all levels including directors.
-Concern management & Engineering change – Manage all open concerns taking the appropriate action to contain and then implement a robust, cost effective permanent corrective action (engineering change). This involves marking up drawings, liaising with suppliers, understand feasibility, cost, timing, stock obsolescence testing, running line trials and working with Manufacturing Engineering and Production to confirm build process and problem resolution.
-DPV / RFT reduction – (Defects per vehicle / Right First Time) Provide engineering support to the production lines for containment and problem resolution of build issues caused by design, engineering, production or supplier quality issues.
-Supplier support & investigations – Support investigations and requests for support by suppliers, both on and off site.
-Travel – Be willing to travel if required for investigation including investigation of robust process and control at Suppliers, both within the UK and abroad.
-Individual objectives – Manage their own objectives to ensure all KPIs and annual plan targets are met.

This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM is an award-winning authority in technology and engineering recruitment, filling specialist positions across some of the most ambitious technology and engineering industries in the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Jamie Appleby

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I specialise in contract recruitment within the vehicle technologies and automotive industry. I have a broad experience working with automotive OEMs and UK-based consultancies. Recruiting various roles within design, studio, quality and costing; from technician level through to management.