Lead Engineer - Upper Trim

Rate: £31.00 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 26803-aj

Expiration date: 27 April 2017


This role for Aston Martin exists to work with the minimum of supervision within the Body Interiors Department on the design, development and release of interior trim components. The primary role is to support the PMST and supervise the Senior Engineer in the production of finished designs and drawings ensuring all programme and component attribute/performance targets have been met or exceeded.

Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art headquarters in is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines, is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of the company’s made real.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Review of detailed drawings to the company’s drafting standards including identification of SC’s/CC’s, reference points and individual part tolerances. 
  • Preparation and ownership of engineering release packs where required. 
  • Work under the direction of PMST leader on a day to day basis.  Supervise the Senior Engineer in the development of components to meet the targets. 
  • Support CAD Engineer in the development of robust designs.
  • Support pre-production build events. 
  • Support virtual build events 
  • Support tolerance studies to ensure manufacturing compatibility. 
  • Support generation of DVP and DFMEA studies.  Ownership of concerns resolution including interim containment actions where required.
  • Liaison with external suppliers on technical issues. 
  • Liaison with internal departments as required

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent within an engineering related discipline with automotive experience in component design.
  • Experience of legislative and DV requirements for the design of interior trim. 
  • Experienced in the design of interior trim componentry.
  • Knowledge of Interior trim components; headliners, sun visors, pillar trims, plastic injection moulding components, Vac formed parts, compression moulded, machined metal products and metal bracketry etc.
  • Knowledge of leather trimming and mechanism systems would also be advantageous.
  • A working knowledge of component manufacturing, tooling requirements & lead times.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Good ability to clearly present information to all levels in the organisation.
  • Knowledge of NX an advantage. Knowledge of the Company’s MISSION (AMPCS) process and participation in PMST would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of the Failure Mode Avoidance techniques and processes would be an advantage.
  • The ideal candidate will be a focused, highly motivated, results orientated individual who works well under pressure and can work to a given deadline.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment is essential.
  • Driving licence, Medical clearance to drive company vehicles.