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Salary: £45,000 + remuneration package

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 29329-bl

Posted at: 20 April 2018

Expiration date: 20 July 2018

The candidate will be required to define and own Electric Drive Units (EDU) from concept, through design, define the validation plan, then take the project through to production.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks
• Using Aston Martin Lagonda engineering quality systems (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Robustness Studies etc) to identify & contain potential quality concerns
• Support Transmissions Manager in definition of programme cost targets & work with suppliers to deliver system that achieves these targets
• Support Transmissions Manager in definition of programme weight targets & manage CAD engineers to design system that achieves targets
• Generate robust System Design Specification to define system functional targets & deliver components to meet powertrain and vehicle targets. Support Test & Development team with Design Verification Planning (DVP) & execution & ensure supplier tests are completed on time.
• Manage CAD engineers to achieve static & dynamic clearance targets, negotiate component change in other areas of Aston Martin Lagonda Product Development if required to achieve clearances.
• Steer pre-system selection concept studies; collate vehicle requirements, set targets, resolve target conflicts between available technology and vehicle requirements.
• Deliver the commodity programme to meet Mission Gateway objectives.
• Define & manage a commodity plan for each programme including design & manufacturing lead-times as well as key programme deliverables timing.
• Complete Change Tracking Documents, Engineering Release Notices & Releases to allow engineering changes to be approved by the AML organisations.
• Resolve engineering electronic Change Management System Concerns in a timely fashion. maintain control of costs via CMS.
• Present EDU module programme status to powertrain gateways, support Powertrain design reviews, Aston Martin Lagonda Package Meetings & Powertrain Programme Module Team meetings.
• Lead Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and input to manufacturing Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis.

Qualifications and Experience
• Educated to Degree level or equivalent relevant experience.
• Experience of delivering transmission or drive unit commodities to production through an automotive product creation system, as well as be able to demonstrate a robust engineering approach.
• Awareness of EDU layouts, electronic management of torque biasing differentials and vehicle electrification would be advantageous
• Manage CAD design engineers and senior engineers to deliver designs and Workshop and Prototype Technicians.
• Lead team of transmission, inverter and motor engineers to deliver EDU module
• Prioritise multiple tasks on a day-to-day basis
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels

Remuneration Package:
• Discount on our privilege lease scheme, either a Mercedes or Ford.
• Contributory pension scheme – 3% matched for years 1 & 2, rising to double matched contributions from year 3 to a maximum employer contribution of 12%.
• 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
• Private Health Insurance – Single Cover.
• Private Dental Plan – Single Cover.
• A wide range of discounts with associated partners.


Salary: £28-£30 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 29330-ms

Posted at: 20 April 2018

Expiration date: 20 July 2018

Lead the Design and Development of A-Class panels & bridging structures (less closures) for various programmes. The primary role is to lead and be responsible for the full design specification and compatibility to all system attributes and performance targets. This will involve interaction and co-ordination of both supplier and internal departments to deliver the system within the quality, cost and timing constraints identified within the programme

Key Responsibilities and Tasks
• Create and manage releases for owned systems
• Lead commodity strategy activities for owned system after provisional system selection achieved
• Create and manage FESO documents for the system
• Co-ordinate and lead programme specific failure mode prevention activities (e.g. DFMEA, QHR, and Lessons Learnt Feedback).
• Manage virtual series through complete process (e.g. Grey to White)
• Manage physical build concerns from after point of containment to resolution (e.g. yellow to white)
• Lead cross functional design reviews for your system on a programme
• Lead assembly reviews with manufacturing Engineering to ensure build compatibility
• Provide surface compatibility feedback for owned systems to concept team
• Lead complex and chronic route cause analysis activities relating to owned systems
• Work with suppliers to achieve manufacturing feasibility for owned systems
• Lead design of system to achieve functional performance targets including mass
• Create high quality cost packs for system to ensure PCE, purchasing and supplier have clear understanding of what to quote / estimate.
• Working with development team lead design of bucks / rigs to support Failure Mode Avoidance activities
• Create and manage interface matrix for owned systems to ensure cross functional interactions are confirmed in a timely manner.
• Create and manage application specific location strategy for owned systems.
• Provide coaching and assistance to Engineers within the BIW team.

Qualification and Experience
• Minimum Degree level in Engineering or equivalent relevant experience.
• Extensive experience gained within automotive industry (or similar), preferably with a broad range of experience, particularly within BIW design and delivery.
• Experience in BIW is essential, including a knowledge of relevant legislation & manufacturing techniques (e.g. Sheet Moulding Compound & Metal Pressings).
• Experience of working in high pressure pre-production and launch situations
• Good ability to clearly present information to all levels in the organisation.
• Knowledge of NX an advantage
• Knowledge of the AML AMPCS process would be beneficial.
• Knowledge and experience of Failure Mode Avoidance techniques
• Be a focused, highly motivated, results orientated individual who works well under pressure and can work to a given deadline.
• Must be able to work well in a group but can also lead a team.
• Proficient in use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
• Driving licence, Medical clearance to drive company vehicles


Salary: Dependent on experience

Industry: Nuclear

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 29327rp

Posted at: 20 April 2018

Expiration date: 20 July 2018

Our client is currently recruiting for a Mechanical Site Engineer with extensive experience in the nuclear industry. The Mechanical Site Engineer will have Technical supervision of all construction activities in accordance with current safety legislation, Company Safety Procedures, the Site Procedures, Management Standards and the Nuclear Site Licence

Role and responsibilities:

  • Managing and liaising with supervisors and Quality Control inspection team to ensure that all work is progressed to the required quality, safety and environmental standards in line with programme requirements.
  • Technical control of all construction activities in accordance with the organisations Integrated Management System and the programme requirements. Where this involves the control of multi-discipline activities, liaising and engaging support from the relevant discipline engineer where necessary.
  • Preparing method statements and other supporting documents required to facilitate all work activities in line with current safety legislation, Site Procedures, Management Standards and the Nuclear Site Licence.
  • Producing all necessary risk assessments and safety documentation required to facilitate all work activities in line with current safety legislation, Site Procedures, Management Standards and the Nuclear Site Licence.
  • Maintaining accurate and contemporary records of safety and quality documents in a manner that allows for ease of reference and retrieval.
  • Identifying and planning all material requirements in accordance with specifications. Raising necessary requisitions and controlling deliveries, inspection and deployment in the works.
  • Liaising with client’s representatives on all technical issues and raising documentation required for inspections, technical queries and clearances associated with the works.
  • Attending and contributing to all scheduled meetings.
  • Carrying out Subcontractor Supervisor role as required by the Site Manager in accordance with the Company Management System, Site Procedures and Management Standards.
  • Carrying out any other relevant duties as delegated by the Site Manager/Deputy.
  • Construction and mechanical installation of packages of work of various types however pipework installation essential for this role.

Qualifications: 

HNC Mechanical Engineering or equivalent


Salary: £38,000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 29324-dm

Posted at: 19 April 2018

Expiration date: 19 July 2018

Job Purpose: To provide Industrial Engineering & Business Planning support to both Manufacturing Engineering & Production for Off Tracks and SVO areas of manufacturing. Post holder is required to assist in the maintaining and developing work standards, Work Allocation Reports & supporting all MBO related activities in off tracks and SVO.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Working with CVE, production and ME in assisting with developing of accurate HPC standards / Manning forecasts for current car.
  • Developing supporting Work Allocation Reports (Man Assignments) for above and ensuring that they are aligned with the process system (Ease).
  • Engage in regular reviews with Manufacturing Engineering / Production supporting and helping plan the appropriate deployment of resource and equipment.
  • Assist in the planning, analysis and control of all study elements related to maximising the efficient use of new / existing staff together with new / proposed facilities.
  • Develop synthetic time standards using Ease system, based on MTM 2 / UAS.
  • Support manufacturing with manpower planning and tracking of actuals on role.
  • Participate in ensuring the departments objectives are in full alignment with Aston Martin marque values, brand, operational and financial objectives

Qualification & Experience:

  • Applicants should preferably have extensive Industrial Engineering and Headcount Planning experience ideally in a Production/Manufacturing environment.
  • Should preferably have a recognised IE qualification i.e. Institute of Management Services (IMS).
  • Sound product knowledge, analytical skills and report writing skills are essential for this role.
  • Applicants should have a good level of proficiency in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel, and hold a full, clean driving licence. 
  • Good communication skills, particularly presentation skills, would be advantageous.

Rate: £14.96 per hour

Industry: Chemical

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 29322-jr

Posted at: 19 April 2018

Expiration date: 19 July 2018

Accounts Receivable Administrator – to join busy Accounts Receivable Team for initially 3 months.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To perform cash flow allocation on a timely basis to ensure the correct outstanding amounts owed are available on a daily basis so that the Credit Team can chase overdue customers.  To manage the automated cash collection processes ensuring collections from certain customers can take place on the due dates. 
  • To perform clearance of receivables bank sub-accounts on a monthly basis to ensure the accounting records are accurate ensuring the month end results are correct.  Full job spec available.


Person Specification:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to be able to communicate with customers and internally at differing levels within the group.
  • A high concern for standards is essential.  The job holder will be highly organised and focused.   

Essential Experience: 

  • Expected to have experience in a customer facing role.  Experience in Accounts and ideally Accounts Receivable.  

 


Salary: £38,000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 29317-bu

Posted at: 19 April 2018

Expiration date: 19 July 2018

Job Purpose: The Off Tracks process team are part of the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering function and support the final configuration, finishing and confirmation of a vehicle once it leaves the Assembly Line. The team deliver a wide scope of responsibilities from Process engineering to developing new full vehicle testing facilities to process flow optimisation projects. As part of the Advanced Manufacturing Function you will work within a team that are responsible for the whole-life of a vehicle from Concept, through launch through to current manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Developing Bill of Process for new models including detailed Process Operation sheets, visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements & process safety information.
  • Liaise with production, quality and logistics teams to develop area process layouts ensuring all stakeholder requirements are accommodated.
  • Liaise with facilities for the procurement of large scale facilities such as Wheel Alignment & Water test.
  • Select the appropriate 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.
  • Support the investigation and resolution of Manufacturing Engineering related issues experienced in Production, providing timely containments to ensure that product quality is not compromised.
  • Ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health & safety of staff and technicians is never compromised.
  • To represent Manufacturing Engineering at pre-production planning meetings to review status and provide feedback.

Qualification & Experience:

  • It is essential that you are educated to degree level in Manufacturing or a similar engineering discipline, or an NVQ level 3 or equivalent, or evidence of working towards achieving this level. Ideally, you’ll have a background in engineering/manufacturing engineering.
  • You’ll have an analytical and logical approach to issue response, identification and resolution.
  • You must be able to demonstrate excellent team behaviors and strong verbal communication skills along with sound technical knowledge. The ability to negotiate, influence and operate autonomously are critical to the role.
  • You must be organised, able to manage your own time effectively to ensure on-time delivery and be able to prioritise when under pressure.

Remuneration Package:

  • Discount on our privilege lease scheme, either a Mercedes or Ford.
  • Contributory pension scheme – 3% matched for years 1 & 2, rising to double matched contributions from year 3 to a maximum employer contribution of 12%.
  • 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
  • Private Health Insurance – Single Cover.
  • Private Dental Plan – Single Cover.
  • A wide range of discounts with associated partners.

Salary: £38,000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 29320-jh

Posted at: 19 April 2018

Expiration date: 19 July 2018

Job Purpose The purpose of this role is to lead CAD support and maintain manufacturing process systems at Gaydon.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Support, maintain, update CAD application for Manufacturing
  • Support, manufacturing interfaces to systems such as Goldcrest, Siemens PLC, FLAGS etc.
  • Support manufacturing team with other systems such as EASE, FLAGS, FUEL, RFID & Secure gate system.
  • To provide advice and assistance to production technicians, maintenance and systems in relation to system enquiry’s.
  • To support Production via radio, telephone & email enquiries.
  • To ensure continuation of build through the production facility, with minimal downtime by adopting preventative maintenance philosophy.
  • Provide training of Flags, RFID, EASE System to members of staff as and when required.
  • Investigate the use of new technologies and software to improve user experience of Ease
  • Attend interdepartmental meetings to resolve problems, coordinate changes when requested.
  • Ensure shift handover documentation is fully up to date.

Qualification & Experience;

  • ONC minimum qualification with HNC / Degree or equivalent preferred, or extensive experience in a Manufacturing Engineering environment and experience in an IT/ software related environment.
  • An extensive understanding of manufacturing Engineering practices is desirable.
  • A current user of CAD systems to a very high standard.
  • A good understanding of the software packages listed below is advantageous, training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • Ease Applications including Beacon
  • SQL database knowledge.
  • AutoCad
  • SQL Server Management Studio 

Salary: Negotiable (D.O.E.)

Industry: Business Support

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 29314-jr

Posted at: 19 April 2018

Expiration date: 19 July 2018

Administrator with good IT Skills – to cover and support within busy department. Support is needed usually between 3-5 days per week and so ideal applicants will have flexibility.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Full cover of all Time &Attendance requirements & keep all email records on the shared drive.
  • Enter all Managers’ Orders onto the AX system including temporary staff timesheets.
  • Travel – booking Hotels, Trains and Flights for Managers and their staff.
  • ELITE Cars – booking transport.
  • Produce & Maintain own records of all travel bookings including approvals.
  • Update Travellers Profiles / ensure Travellers passports are in date / feedback to Travellers.
  • Update & Maintain Company organisation charts on Company Intranet.
  • Calculate all suppliers invoices to individual cost codes on an excel spreadsheet.
  • Book Stationery orders and any other office/maintenance requests from Managers, ensure completion of request.
  • Office cover for PA when absent.
  • Other daily office administration duties and Project work, as required.

Essential Experience: 

  • Previous experience at PA OR Administration level and the ability to multi-task and be self motivated.
  • Experience
  • Experience of IT systems
  • Experience of Secretary / Admin roles with suitable qualifications
  • Must be able to use own initiative and develop role

 

 


Salary: 50000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28008-bl

Posted at: 19 April 2018

Expiration date: 17 May 2018

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 this role is to lead a team to create commodity strategy plans, deliver R&D and innovation projects to improve the design of those commodities. To create new design archetypes and deliver vehicle application projects.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Business Planning:
Manage 5 year commodity strategy & get relevant new technologies to implementation ready within agreed Function budget, resource & timing.
Create engineering guideline documents and archetypes for platform and non-platform engineered components.
Work with application engineer & Product Cost Estimating to set platform commodity programme Financial targets based on improved archetypes & strategic suppliers.
Define to application engineer resource requirements (internal & external) for platform commodities.

Engineering:
Ensure platform commodities achieve the programme’s cascaded system level targets, supporting Concept reviews as required.

Delivery:
Deliver the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements to the application engineer. TDC
Ensure that the commodity meets the Function plan (with the component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required. Includes releasing platform components (BoM, tooling launch).
Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.

Validation:
Create & manage the platform commodity’s virtual & physical DV plan.
Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
Ensure that all platform concerns are robustly resolved & provide technical support for application concerns.
Complete FESO documentation for platform commodities.

Qualifications & Experience
• Engineering degree or equivalent. Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent.
• Proven record of delivering Electrical or Electronics Commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.
• Experience of delivering one of the following commodities: infotainment, audio, cluster & displays, tracker & e-call, antennas, switchgear, lighting, camera & PDC’s, body electronics, power management, EDS.
• Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
• Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
• Experience of leading a small engineering team of direct reports – desirable not essential.
• Supplier management experience
• Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion
• Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
• Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
• Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems.
• Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
• Confident presenter
• Analytical
• Microsoft project experience is desirable
• Excellent financial management skills
• Strategic thinking
• Must be able to project manage and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team.

To Apply
A career at Aston Martin means joining one of the world's most respected luxury automotive brands. You have the chance to join us in a truly special working environment - fast-paced, rewarding and dynamic

Please click on the 'apply online' button to submit your application.


Salary: £28,000 pa

Industry: Chemical

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 29311ip

Posted at: 18 April 2018

Expiration date: 18 July 2018

A leading international industrial services provider. The Group enhances the efficiency of assets, ensures a high level of availability and reduces maintenance costs. The portfolio covers the entire value chain from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance, plant expansion as well as turnarounds and also includes environmental technologies and digital applications.

Roles and Responsibilities:
To work as part of the UK IT Support team to provide an effective support function to the business with a view to
optimising the desktop support function.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assume ownership of their own IT Support ITSM queue
  • Provide a friendly interface between the business and IT
  • Ensure that requests/incident tickets are resolved within agreed SLA and escalated if required
  • Escalate requests/incident tickets if required
  • Provide effective onsite holiday cover to the IT Infrastructure Engineers
  • Problem Management - escalate/highlight recurring issues
  • Contribute to team meetings / discussions
  • Service Improvement - recommend/implement improvements and enhancements to company IT service.
  • Maintain relevant IT documentation relating to desktop support provision
  • Act as technical escalation point for SDA positions
  • Escalate technical issues to IT Technical Architect

Experience:

  • Windows 7 support/maintenance
  • Desktop/laptop hardware basics and imaging fundamentals
  • HNC/HND computing
  • Microsoft certification
  • Keen eye for service improvement
  • Self-starter, able to work of own initiative