Senior Prototype Engineer

Rate: £13.90 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28672-sw

Expiration date: 05 April 2018

Role Definition: The generation of production representative prototype components and appliances from sketches and drawings prepared by the Engineering team. Providing occasional support to the Manufacturing team Working within a framework defined by the Product Development Process Leader.



Key Customers:

  • Project teams
  • Design & development engineers
  • Customer Needs Understanding


  • Sub contract model makers
  • Occasional supplier liaison


  • Manipulation of sheet metal (stainless / mild steel / enamelling iron / etc) into a form representative of that produced from press tools.
  • Be capable of working with a wide range of materials ie plastics, wood, etc.
  • Be able to join the aforementioned materials by welding, (Arc, MIG, TIG, Gas, CO2), brazing, etc.
  • Energetic, flexible and adaptable within a pressurised environment providing technical advice and guidance to other business areas.
  • Appreciation of normal manufacturing processes, their associated capabilities and limitations.
  • Be able to work on their own initiative or under the guidance of others within the Product Development team.
  • Any reasonable task associated with the efficient running of the department

Education & Training Requirements:

  • Minimum qualification is a City & Guilds or equivalent in sheet metal work and welding together with appropriate experience (ideally ‘time served’).

Working Conditions:

  • Working with the product design and development teams on new product updates and innovations

Critical Performance Factors:

  • Achievement and Drive
  • Analysis and Judgment
  • Team Working   
  • Communication 
  • Planning   
  • Personal Organisation