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Rate: £16.85 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 26580sw

Posted at: 28 April 2017

Expiration date: 28 July 2017

To build, prepare, service and maintain Aston Martin prototype vehicles / bucks to facilitate both whole vehicle & component testing in line with design verification programme objectives of all future AM product. Provide flexible support through the whole build process BIW to Trim & Final

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Manufacture /sub-assembly of relevant components
-Assembly of components and fit to vehicle / buck in sequence of build, adhering to process planning sheets or work request sheet.
- Provide flexible support as required in both Trim & Final assembly and BIW assembly.
- Preparation & shakedown of prototype vehicles/bucks for DVP testing, attribute sign-off events, mileage accumulation.
-Support prototype test vehicles whilst on test, both in the UK and abroad.

The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

Qualifications & Experience
Full Apprenticeship (Motor Vehicle background) ideally to HNC level
Min 2 years Prestige Vehicle Experience
Prototype Test Vehicle Experience
Work experience preparing and supporting Prototype test vehicles.
Understanding of computer systems and software including MS Word & Excel.
Knowledge of Aston Martin Product would be an advantage
Knowledge and experience of whole vehicle builds including body assembly
Team player but also able to work independently
Self-starting, relishes challenges
Problem solver
Flexible and adaptable to new situations
Ability to travel to support tests
Clean Driving License
Must be prepared to work in both BIW and Trim & Final assembly as program demands dictate.


Rate: £20 - £25 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27266sw

Posted at: 28 April 2017

Expiration date: 11 May 2017

To procure a defined range of components, in line with Purchasing departmental procedures and objectives, focusing on securing strong commercial terms and excellent quality and delivery service levels from our suppliers

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Develop and maintain commodity strategies for a specific range of commodities, ensuring that AML is kept up to date on market place commercial and technical developments, as well as potential suppliers. Collaboration with other areas of AML on maintaining commodity strategies which meet the short as well as the long term aims of the business.
• Evaluate cost data and quotation analysis forms and identify cost saving opportunities. Quickly assimilate supplier and AML processes in order to positively impact purchasing performance.
• Confidently enter into total cost and contractual negotiations with current and potential suppliers.
• Understand and apply tools and techniques to close cost gaps and achieve value for money whilst maintaining supplier relationships.
• Manage supplier performance through vehicle launch phases and current vehicle phases, ensuring that Quality, Cost and Delivery performance is maintained at high levels. In addition, provide enthusiasm and passion for driving continuous improvement in these metrics, internally at AML as well as at the Supplier.
• Provide purchasing / commercial input into cross-functional teams that effectively contributes to the organisation’s programme goals by applying a confident approach to teamwork.
• Understand and support the quality department in achieving full Quality Approval (Supplier Performance Approval Process).
• Constantly strive for process improvement opportunities internally, as well as with the Supplier base, focussing on business ‘Best Practice’ initiatives.
• Identify supplier risk and develop robust risk mitigation strategies where necessary.
• Lead and promote good supplier relationships.
• Play an instrumental role in enabling the function to achieve its business objectives, through meeting or ideally exceeding defined objectives.

Qualifications & Experience
• Educated to Degree level and a full member of CIPS, or at least working towards this.
• Previous purchasing experience is desirable.
• Understanding of the strategic role of the purchasing function and ability to work at this level.
• Demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management and analytical skills.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Post holder should hold a full driving licence and be prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require.


Rate: £29-31 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 26796jh

Posted at: 27 April 2017

Expiration date: 27 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. The purpose of the Lead Engineer – Exterior Mirrors / Regulators is to lead the development and integration of Body Mechanism systems and components on a new vehicle programme.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Provide technical leadership for Exterior Mirrors and Power Window Mechanisms commodity groups.
• Ensure progression of design maturity from initial concept approval through to Final Data Judgement
(FDJ) and Final Engineering Sign-Off (FESO) in line with agreed programme gateways and
design checkpoints
• Define appropriate system-level engineering targets to meet programme function, quality and
attribute requirements.
• Develop and maintain the design validation plan (DVP) including both in-house and supplier testing
and ensure development and sign-off tests are completed on schedule.
• Develop System Design Specifications incorporating engineering standards, test procedures and
material specifications and update these based on quality history and lessons-learned from
previous AML programmes.
• Lead Failure Mode Avoidance activities including DFMEA, quality history reviews, development tests
and CAE study requests as required.
• Lead the resolution of design, attribute or packaging incompatibilities through the appropriate
cross-functional forums including Programme Module Sub-Team (PMST), Virtual Concept Integration
Meeting (VCIM), Section Reviews, Engineering Technical Forum, including presenting at these
forums where required.
• Support vehicle launch and pre-production builds (both virtual and physical) and ensure
progression of engineering concerns through initial containment, root cause analysis and permanent
corrective actions.

Qualifications & Experience
• Engineering degree (or equivalent)
• Experience within automotive engineering / product development
• Proven experience in development and/or integration of exterior mirrors and/or regulators on new vehicle programmes.
• Relevant experience in automotive glazing / sealing, closures, exterior trim and/or wash-wipe systems may be considered.
• Proven ability to deliver engineering solutions in line with cost, quality and attribute targets
• Understands testing and validation requirements for automotive body systems
• Familiar with failure mode avoidance techniques including DFMEA
• Good understanding of manufacturing techniques and tooling including stamping, casting, injection moulding and fabrication.
• Commodity-specific knowledge on latest technology and industry benchmarks applicable to exterior mirrors, and window regulators.
• Proficient in the use of Teamcentre / VisMockup to interrogate CAD designs.
• CAD literate (Siemens NX) – desirable but not essential.
• Self-starting and self-motivated - Able to work with minimal supervision.
• Able to balance conflicting requirements within cross-functional teams and positively influence decisions on product definition and design.
• Thorough, data-driven approach to solving engineering issues.
• Excellent organisational skills, ability to deliver under pressure and manage multiple tasks.
• Confident communicator – able to present at design reviews and technical forums.


Rate: £35 - £37 ltd per hour

Industry: Pharmaceutical

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 27243sc

Posted at: 27 April 2017

Expiration date: 27 May 2017

Our client is looking for candidates with experience in the water industry, in particular United Utilities. The candidate would ideally have an awareness of current procedures within United Utilities and have a sound knowledge of current standards.

Control Systems Engineer/ Systems Integration Engineer

PLC's

• Siemens Step 7.
• Siemens TIA.
• Allen Bradley RSlogix 500.
• Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000.

Knowledge of the following would be helpful but not essential.

• Sattcon.
• Gem 80.

SCADA

• Win CC.
•  RS View.

Knowledge of the following would be helpful but not essential.

• Intellution FIX32/iFIX.

HMI

• Allen Bradley PanelBuilder/PanelBuilder Plus.
• WinCC Flex.

ICA/Electrical

Although the position will be predominantly Systems Integration based, a sound knowledge of instrumentation/automation and electrical systems will be of benefit.

General

• Generating documentation (FDS, SDS, FAT/SAT procedures).
• Risk Assessments.
• General project engineering.
• Survey report generation.

The key factors for this role are to have water industry experience, preferably United Utilities, which will bring the Siemens / Allan Bradley skills with it. If not water industry then our client is willing to consider candidates from the Process industry.

Essential Experience:
HNC or Degree qualification in Electrical Engineering, Control Systems or Instrumentation


Rate: £35-37 ltd per hour

Industry: Pharmaceutical

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 27254sc

Posted at: 27 April 2017

Expiration date: 27 July 2017

Control Systems Engineer – Contract - 3-6 months duration - 40 hours per week Our client requires an experienced Control Systems Engineer to work on various UK projects, working in the Chemical, Petrochemicals and Pharmaceuticals sectors. A broad experience of the application and development of Control and SCADA systems in the above sectors is essential.

Experience and working knowledge of Siemens S7, Schneider Concept systems and Hima Himatrix PLC’s and software is required.

Good working knowledge of Winn CC and Schneider Monitor Pro/OCS SCADA systems is required.

Previous experience of GAMP5 software validation and testing is desirable.

The ability to develop and write URS and FRS documents is required.

The successful candidate may be required to work on most propriety PLC and SCADA systems. Some knowledge of system programming of Safety PLC’s and functional safety (IEC61508/61511) is desirable.

Previous experience working with proprietary DCS systems such as Honeywell Experion, Emerson Delta V and Siemens PCS7, whilst not essential would be of interest.

The successful applicant will have previously worked “on site” including commissioning with the ability to interface with clients to carry out and participate in site project meetings, PLC/SCADA/DCS modifications and maintenance.  The role may involve some degree of “On Call” support, suitable extra remuneration arrangements are in place for this support.

Experience with the, design, application and installation of mainstream and specialised Instrumentation equipment and LV electrical systems would be beneficial.

The role will involve some travel to visit client sites; however the role will be based in their Manchester office.
70% of the time in the Manchester office and 30% of the time on sites around the UK.

40 hours per week, flexitime including early Friday finish, contract nominally 3-6 months duration with potential to extend.  This could potentially be an ongoing contract arrangement for a successful candidate. To start date ASAP.

Essential Experience : 

HNC or Degree qualification in Electrical Engineering, Control Systems or Instrumentation


Salary: £33,000-37,000 GBP per year

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27250sw

Posted at: 27 April 2017

Expiration date: 27 July 2017

To control and coordinate prototype parts with PMT areas.

To control and coordinate prototype parts with PMT areas.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• The PPC will be responsible for maintaining and updating prototype BOM’s with part tracking information gathered from different PMT areas (Engineering, MP&L, Purchasing, Prototype Workshop, Finance)
• The PPC will assist the PPL, and take an active part in the creation of prototype bills of materials.
• The PPC will work with the PMT areas and prototype workshop on the coordination & supply of prototype and production parts into the business from suppliers both internal & external.
• The PPC will track parts via the BOM for specific builds using purchase order information (order numbers, timing, quantities etc.)
• PPC will change manage the BOM updating with adds/deletes as they arise.
• PPC will raise PCR’s or internal transfer requests where required for both engineering and production parts.
• Assist PMT areas with expediting purchase requests through various systems both internal & external.
• Work with different departments to ensure parts are delivered on time to support prototype builds.
• Assist the PPL in parts tracking meetings
• Assist the PPL with the tracking and resolution of build issues generated during Prototype build activities.
• Communicate with Finance to generate reports to track spend against budget.

Qualifications & Experience
• Automotive engineering degree or equivalent qualification desirable
• Previous BOM management and control essential
• Previous parts management & coordination desirable
• Knowledge of production vehicle assembly from start to finish essential
• Experience in low volume prototype build methods desirable
• Knowledge & experience of prototype part production methods desirable
• Experience of financial tracking and reporting desirable
• Experience in using MS Office suite essential
• In depth experience of Excel desirable; data manipulation, referencing, formulae, macros etc.
• Experience in generation presentations and reports using data from BOM essential
• Excellent communication skills, plus being comfortable communicating with different levels within the business, is essential
• Ability to interpret then use data from spreadsheets to support meeting discussions and activities is essential
• Comfortable being in both an office and workshop environment essential
• Being a self-starter is essential
• Proactivity at closing down issues and open items is essential
• Must be happy to travel to different sites to support build activities/meetings as required essential


Salary: £40000 - £45000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27248jr

Posted at: 27 April 2017

Expiration date: 30 June 2017

To work in close cooperation with the Programme Manager to lead and deliver robust definition, planning and delivery of vehicle programmes.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Coordination of Programme Gateways, tracking status of deliverables and collating Gateway evidence packs for advance distribution.
• Monitor and progress resolution of actions from the PST meeting.
• Manage the creation of programme SEL and PDL documents as directed by the Programme Manager and ensure product definition documents (PMXU) are up to date.
• Manage the collation and reporting to the Programme Manager of the SEL and PDL responses.
• Work with PMT areas and the Programme Coordinator to develop commodity plans that deliver releases at the appropriate Data Judgement (DJ) point and correct pedigree parts for vehicle builds.
• Identify and plan release points outside of DJ events and create an appropriate Engineering Timing Release Schedule (ETRS).
• Monitor commodity plans and act on deviations to establish and recommend appropriate recovery actions.
• Assist in target setting/balancing and management of cost, quality timing and function.
• Lead BOM to CAD alignment exercise and Virtual Series events as primary point of contact for Programme.
• Identify the required information to define the overall programme timing plan, integrating commodity plans, launch plans and build points and support the Programme coordinator to collate a robust level of information.
• Support programme cost reviews, redbook deep dives, cost down / cost saving activities.
• Manage concern resolution including administration of the change management system (regular reviews), concern metrics and reporting. Review with the Programme Manager and escalate to the Chief Platform Manager as appropriate.
• Act as stand-in for the Programme Manager when required.
• Support PMT / PMST meetings as required acting as the voice of the Programme.
• Work with the relevant departments to plan and execute prototype builds including number of vehicles, specification, BOM, and prototype commodity plans to ensure builds are fit for purpose.
• Lead minor model programmes including financial and delivery responsibility.

Qualifications & Experience
• Automotive or Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent
• Whole vehicle or complex system programme coordination / management experience.
• Extensive knowledge of product development / creation systems
• Experience in component design, development and sign off
• Expert user of Microsoft Office tools particularly PowerPoint and Excel.
• Confident and authoritative presentation skills


Salary: £33,000-37,000 GBP per year

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27246gs

Posted at: 27 April 2017

Expiration date: 27 July 2017

Coordinate and aid the delivery of colour and trim content for all programmes

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
The role exists to be responsible for all aspects of Colour & Trim delivery for all programmes. The primary role is to define and ensure delivery of all affected components from the definition inputted from Design, Product Marketing, PMT areas, Manufacturing and other affected areas within the context of the relevant Programme. Delivery to meet the quality, cost and timing constraints identified within the programme. The component responsibility is across the whole car and includes components from Interior and Exterior Trim, BIW, Chassis, Powertrain and Electrical. Key fact holder for selected Colour and Trim commodities.
 

C&T Definition:
• Assist in defining the Colour & Trim Content of programmes using a standard Colour and Trim (C&T) Definition Document working closely with Design (owners), Programme team, Product Marketing, Strategy & Planning, Product Development and other internal departments.
• Develop a Colour & Trim Definition Document that enables the communication of the requirements of Manufacturing Engineering, Production, Service, Design, Marketing, Quality, Supply, Supplier, programme & Product Development.
• To request, pursue and collate testing & master sample plaques and parts (including raising quotes), submit to lab, liaise with lab and suppliers regarding results, failures and passes. Initiate loops as required, with feedback to the relevant Designer.
• Support concept trim & finish feasibility work for new materials where required
 

C&T Delivery:
• Project manage the sourced finish / trim supplier (in conjunction with the substrate owner where applicable) to deliver fully engineered materials meeting all engineering and programme targets to required timing reporting progress as appropriate
• Lead and publish minutes / actions resulting from C&T PMST’s
• Organise & deliver communication sessions and presentations for new model C&T content
• Support commodity and supplier PMST’s where required from a C&T perspective
• Develop, in conjunction with the individual Development Teams, the full DVP and supplier D&D tests by programme for affected components and systems
• Ensure C&T specification of prototype vehicles is aligned with Design and Engineering requirements
• Ensure trim material pattern development completed to allow release timing to be achieved
• Ensure effective communication of changes to the Launch and Manufacturing Teams
• Interface with the NMO department to ensure that AAR and Mastering is delivered on an appropriate timescale to support programme objectives
 

Paint Support:
• Colour buy-off. Panels painted by the robots need to be approved
• Organise fan decks of all colours with On Wheels Repair
• Support new products & technologies DVP & line trials such as Primers & Clearcoat
• Support relevant cost down meetings
• Organise DuPont work priorities
• New colour introduction – Prioritise customer & programme colours. Ensure process is followed and deliver within timing
 

General Information:
• Support deliverables via the Mission Product Development system
• Lead regular project reviews with nominated suppliers
• Support selected programme PMST’s with reporting of status against specific programme requirements
• Raise, progress and lead resolution of concerns
• Support PST’s, gateways, other business reviews and the change management process
• Support and if necessary lead DFMEA’s and FMA processes. Input to manufacturing PFMEA where applicable
• Control all design changes in line with programme timing objectives.
 

Qualifications & Experience:
• Extensive experience within automotive industry, preferably with a broad range of experience, particularly within Paintshop, Interior Trim and materials design and delivery.
• Knowledge of the AMPCS/GPDS process and participation in PMST teams would be beneficial.
• Knowledge of the Failure Mode Avoidance techniques and processes would be an advantage.
• Expert user of Microsoft Office tools particularly PowerPoint and Excel
• Experienced project coordination skills or clear evidence of leadership ability.
• Confident and authoritative presentation skills.
• Excellent organisation skills.
• Should be self-motivated and able to work independently.
• Passionate about the product promoting pride throughout the programme.
• Able to build up good working relationships across a wide area of the business.
• Full valid UK driving license.


Salary: £35000 - £38000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27247ms

Posted at: 27 April 2017

Expiration date: 30 June 2017

The role 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

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Review of detailed drawings to 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 Programme Module Sub Team leader on a day to day basis
• Supervise the Senior Engineer in the development of components to meet the targets
• Support Computer Aide Design 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 Design Verification Plan and Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis 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, NVH & Carpets, plastic injection moulding components, Vac formed parts, S-RIMM, 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 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.


Salary: £33000 - £37000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27245jh

Posted at: 27 April 2017

Expiration date: 30 June 2017

Support Programme Leader in delivery of programme and assist in development of new process to support business.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
The role exists to support the relevant programme team in various areas including, but not restricted to; Programme Timing, Product Definition documentation, ETRs creation and tracking, Controlling and issuing PMXU charts, Commodity Strategy and System Selection. In addition to this core role, there is an additional requirement to support the Process Development Department with tasks as assigned.

ETR’s Creation
• Creating Engineering Timing Release Schedule for new programmes as required
• Organising and running review meetings with engineering to identify release requirements.
• Liaising with Programme Teams to understand overall releasing timing requirements with regards to product definition and Material Required Dates (MRD)
• Checking Releases as they are submitted in line with process and updating ETRs accordingly
• Retiming releases in line with process
• Generating reports and metrics to support programme team in Reviews, PST meetings and Gateways as required
• Reports generated and distributed to aid in data population
• Support release meetings as required to provide/gain information
• Ensuring ETRs is up to date at all times to support programme requirements

Commodity Progression Tracker:
• Creating Commodity Progression Tracker (CPT) for new programmes as required
• Organising and running meetings with engineering to identify commodities changing specific to product definition
• Update CPT with commodity as required & liaise with programme coordinators to create System Selection Trackers
• Lead regular meetings to update CPT in line with programme timing requirements
• Provide metrics as required to support meetings and Gateways
• Highlight any issues to programme team on a regular basis

SEL (Strategic Evaluation Letter) and PDL (Product Definition Letter):
• Creating SEL and PDL documents as required dependant on programme phase
• Updating and gaining approval for re-issuing documentation in line with Mission Gateways

PMXU (Product Definition highlighting New/Carry over/Modified Parts):
• Creating PMXU chart at appropriate programme stage to communicate which parts are New/Carry Over/Modified.
• Update PMXU throughout life of programme as required in line with changes to product definition

Vehicle Programme Plan (VPP):
• Creating Timing plan for programme incorporating commodity timings & input from affected areas of the business
• Update and re-issue as required through life of programme

Qualifications & Experience
• Automotive or Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent relevant experience.
• Extensive experience within automotive industry, preferably with a broad range of experience
• Knowledge of the Release Process would be an advantage
• Expert user of Microsoft Office tools particularly PowerPoint and Excel
• Experienced project coordination skills or clear evidence of leadership ability.
• Confident and authoritative presentation skills, and excellent organisation skills
• Passionate about the product promoting pride throughout the programme.
• Able to build up good working relationships across a wide area of the business.