Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Body Construction

Salary: £23.00 - £26.00 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27433aj

Expiration date: 14 July 2017


Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire 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 Aston Martin made real. As part of a small team of engineers responsible for the continuous improvement of the body construction facility at Aston Martin, you will be responsible for delivering robust process and quality improvements. The successful candidate will have experience of facility & tooling requirements, process documentation, layout planning and problem resolution. You will ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health & safety of technicians is never compromised.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Process: To produce detailed body shop related Process Operation sheets including visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements and safety information. Facilities / Layout: Working with Logistics & Facilities Engineers to determine efficient station layouts, including modifications to existing facilities, racking and part presentation requirements, liaising with external suppliers of equipment and compiling necessary documents for implementation and approval. Manpower: Working with IEs to develop effective manpower requirements reflecting volume mix and model specification, including methods improvements to achieve hours per car target and line balancing activities. Tooling: To select the appropriate (volume representative) Jigs and Fixtures, including specialised hand tool and power tool requirements to meet vehicle quality and hours per car targets, whilst ensuring operator safety targets are achieved. Health and Safety: To liaise with the Health & Safety department to ensure all processes and materials are suitable for the manufacturing environment. Project Environmental Checklists will also be required when raising Project requests. Production Support: To investigate and help resolve Manufacturing Engineering related issues experienced in Production, providing timely containments to ensure that product quality is not compromised and ensuring that technicians are familiar with process changes. Quality Improvements: To liaise with current vehicle engineering to ensure new or modified product content is integrated seamlessly into the production environment. To also provide dedicated 'hands-on' dimensional continuous improvements through fixture management processes. Technical Support: Provide advice / information to other areas regarding production build sequence and technical specifications.

Qualifications & Experience
A recognised engineering apprenticeship with substantial experience in the Motor Vehicle environment. ONC minimum qualification with HNC / Degree preferred. The successful candidate will have previous Body Manufacturing / Body Engineering experience, with a good understanding of dimensional quality issue resolution with an ability to interrogate and interpret dimensional data. Experience of industry standard systems i.e. MS