Subframe Engineer

Rate: £27 - £29 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 26917-ms

Expiration date: 06 June 2017

Job Purpose: The purpose of this role is to support the design, release and document compilation for the Chassis sub frames.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
The key responsibilities and tasks of the role include:

  • Support the existing Component Engineers and help facilitate the design, release and sign off for the Chassis Subframes.
  • Support design activities for CAD Designers.
  • Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends.
  • Work with Suppliers to design and develop components & systems to meet all specified requirements, such as weight, cost, durability, and performance targets.
  • Help manage Suppliers to ensure parts are delivered on time to the required quality standard.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing and Launch to enable swift and accurate fitment of components to vehicles.
  • Work with Vehicle Dynamics to meet attribute targets and achieve freeze dates.
  • Assist with the Design Verification and Sign Off reporting.
  • Support vehicle tests with components where required.
  • Participate in Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Quality history reviews, Robustness studies etc.
  • Design Verification Plan progression and reporting.
  • Analyse the suitability of ‘parts bin’ components and identify whether new or modified designs are required.

Qualifications & Experience:
The successful applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline
  • Experience within an automotive or automotive components supplier group.
  • Knowledge of Subframes and Chassis components
  • Component Engineering Experience.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office/Project applications
  • Can work efficiently with minimum supervision
  • Prepared to manage Suppliers both in UK and abroad
  • Rig test environment experience
  • Proven problem solving abilities
  • Proficient in Engineering Drawing Standards
  • Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks to meet customer needs
  • Interest in Chassis Dynamics
  • Some experience of NX CAD system would be useful but not essential