CAD Engineer - Handles, Locks & Latches

Rate: £26 - 28 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 26583ms

Expiration date: 14 July 2017

To design and develop closure latching systems and handle mechanisms for future vehicle programmes.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Create and update designs for body mechanisms components and installations on new vehicle programmes using UG NX. (including interior /exterior door handles, latching systems, and deploying tow-bar)
  • Create and update drawings to AML drafting standards.
  • Manage product structure in CAD and coordinate all data import / export to/from suppliers
  • Produce engineering sections and concept CAD models to support design theme and vehicle hard-points development
  • Work under the direction of Project Engineer and PMST Leader on day-day basis.
  • Investigate concerns from component testing, prototype and production builds to establish root cause and design solutions.
  • Support virtual build events and other cross functional reviews to ensure compatibility of components with interfacing systems and design surfaces.
  • Assist in developing component and system function, quality and attribute targets and ensure that all designs are compatible with these targets.
  • Participate in Failure Mode Avoidance activities including DFMEA and physical testing on bucks, rigs and prototype vehicles.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Engineering degree (or equivalent).
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in the design and integration of automotive body mechanisms and/or closure systems.
  • Designing / developing components for one or more of the following commodities closure latching systems, deployable / detachable tow-bars, interior / exterior trim mouldings.
  • A working knowledge of component manufacturing and tooling requirements (stamping, injection moulding, casting, fabrication).
  • Experienced CAD user (Siemens NX)
  • Design of mechanisms in CAD including basic kinematic / stress analysis
  • Familiar with DFMEA and design verification testing
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision within cross-functional teams and with external suppliers to solve complex engineering problems
  • Ability to work to under pressure to agreed deadlines.