Top Automotive Jobs of the Week - 29th September 2017


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Salary: £40 - £50ph

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: Home Counties

Reference: 28130-jh

Posted at: 27 September 2017

Expiration date: 27 December 2017

A vacancy has arisen for several Mechanical Design Engineers on a contract basis to work with our innovative motorsport technology client based in the South East area.

Our client, a market leading motorsport brand in the design, development and manufacturing of forward thinking future motorsport technologies, is currently looking to secure several Mechanical Design Engineers for a high performance road car project.

 

The contract is an initial 3month period with the right candidate requiring a strong background in the motorsport and automotive industries along with extensive experience using Siemens NX Unigraphics software or similar.


Rate: £18-23 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: South East

Reference: 28087sw

Posted at: 21 September 2017

Expiration date: 21 December 2017

To procure services and replacement parts for current and non-current Aston Martin models at the most advantageous costs, consistent with the Company’s requirements in quality, service and business practice, and in support of the requirements of customers and the dealer network.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Manage supplier performance ensuring that Quality, Cost and Delivery performance is maintained at high levels in line with Business T&C’s. In addition, provide enthusiasm and passion for driving continuous improvement in these metrics, internally at AML as well as at the Supplier.
• Ensure Product availability as per business requirements and at launch of each new model as well as supporting Initial Dealer Stock requirements (ISO)
• Liaising with Production Purchasing, Logistics and Engineering to minimise obsolescence due to part number changes
• Work closely with Production Purchasing to ensure that Client services requirements are considered in sourcing decisions as well as cost transparency and compliance to T&C’s.
• To support AML +Alpha accessory project
• Conducts re-sourcing exercises whilst maintaining continuity of supply to meet requirements in the event of non-acceptable price, service or quality performance.
• Negotiate “all-time-buys” where absolutely necessary once all other avenues have been exhausted, establishes repair and recondition services for parts.
• Accepts responsibility for obtaining materials, assisting with the resolution of supply problems, by direct personal contact with top supplier management, and assisting suppliers in the procurement of scarce material resources/services.
• Contributes in conjunction with specialist functions, in solving design, quality and costing problems.
• Certifies invoices and clears price queries in a timely manner as occasion demands.
• Demonstrate strong negotiation skills and an ability to analyse cost data and quickly assimilate supplier and AML processes, in order to drive achievement of Value for Money.
• To research, identify and select suppliers that improve commercial, quality, delivery and technology performance, in-line with established Purchasing processes.
• Develop and deliver Commodity Strategies for future sourcing.
• Report to the Senior Buyer, but also having direct contact with the Purchasing Manager, as and when required.
• Demonstrate a confident and mature approach to teamwork and provide purchasing/commercial input into cross-functional teams that effectively contributes to the organisation’s goals.
• Ideally, have a thorough understanding of Quality Approval processes.
• Constantly strive for process improvement opportunities internally as well as with the Supplier base, focussing on business ‘Best Practice’ initiatives.
• Play an instrumental role in enabling the function to achieve its business objectives, through meeting or ideally exceeding defined objectives and by having a flexible approach to support delivery.
• Plan and manage working time to meet business requirements, having the ability to prioritise effectively.
• Understanding of Incoterms
• Liaise with Parts team regarding stock and delivery status as appropriate
• Maintain integrity of delivery status information within ERP and backorder reports.
• Liaise with the Production MP&L area to manage the flow of “line pinch” material as well as the agreed Production supplied material.
• Authorise suppliers to deliver items as required (in line with appropriate purchase order cover), requesting extraordinary
action, e.g. overtime/tool changes etc. when necessary.
• Ensure deliveries are made as instructed and to the correct receiving area via telephone, email, fax or visit.
• Vet advice notes to ensure compliance to instructions.
• Arrange third party carrier collections, record and document
• Control direct-from supplier shipments and associated invoicing and reconciliation.


Qualifications & Experience
The role requires extensive experience within purchasing function
• Within the Automotive Industry
• Product and Market knowledge

PC literacy:
• Ability to generate own reports and metrics including the use of macros and other advances functions within MS Excel and Access
• Sound analytical ability to be able to understand and analyse large quantities of complex data, and be able to present data and findings to audiences at all levels
• Working understanding of logistics and global distribution
• Ability to communicate at all levels both internally and externally and with all departments
• Team player, ability to integrate and lead problem solving initiatives
• Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
• Knowledge of Manufacturing material and processes
• The role requires a self-starter to be able to work under their own initiative often delivering finished projects and business solutions to the management team
• The individual is required to work within Parts Operations not simply to maintain and achieve current service levels, but to actively inform and develop business strategy and innovation within the function and available resource.
• To drive business efficiencies at every opportunity.


Salary: £40,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28119-de

Posted at: 26 September 2017

Expiration date: 22 October 2017

The purpose of this role is to develop and deliver quality disciplines relating to vehicle design, development and launch for all future vehicles within Aston Martin.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

• Maintain a full understanding of all aspects of the programme, not just quality.
• Ensure clarity of situation, direction & issues at all levels of company through regular reports.
• Taking leadership of the quality activities on new vehicles to set and achieve programme targets.
• Manage the introduction of new models from a quality aspect; from concept through to launch.
• Work within Programme Steering Team structure for achieving technical, process and timing deliverables during product development and launch.
• Develop and implement plans and activities in order to deliver a continued improvement in product and delivery from a quality perspective.
• Drive lessons learned reviews with Design from initial concept through to engineering on finished vehicles to ensure no repeat issues from previous models and robustness of new designs.
• Co-ordinate activities of Quality and Supplier Preparation engineers to ensure programme targets are met.
• Set and ensure project Quality Key Point Indicators and Programme targets are met by working closely with all departments to drive down defects particularly during Production Trials.
• Own design and sourcing of any master fixtures required liaising with other departments to ensure all requirements are accounted for, coordinate and lead fixture build activities and report out results.
• Work with Inspection Engineering and Audit Operations to ensure inspection preparation and trial build requirements are met.
• Maintain reports to be communicated both up and down, from engineers to Vice President, of programme direction, requirements and any open issues. To be done weekly locally and the confidence to present in programme gateways.
• Work with the other project leaders to ensure NMO engineers focus is on the right projects at the right time.

Qualifications & Experience
• Technical education to degree level or equivalent.
• Experience of project management and the ability to influence engineers and management in order to progress plans and activities.
• Able to apply problem solving techniques to improve process capability, repeatability and reliability both internally and externally.
• Able to make presentations to Director level.
• Knowledge of Quality Tools and techniques for built in quality in design advantageous.
• High degree of numeracy and knowledge of statistical techniques is also an advantage
• Due to the nature of the role, flexibility on working hours required to ensure completion of activities.
• Positive and proactive approach, with ability to work well in a team to engage others in problem solving.
• Able to work autonomously and as part of a team in a dynamic and changing environment.
• Good interpersonal skills essential.


Salary: £30,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28120-de

Posted at: 26 September 2017

Expiration date: 22 October 2017

The purpose of this role is to provide supporting database creation, administration and maintenance as well as data analysis for both the Quality Projects team and New Model Quality Engineers through the New Model Development phases into production ensuring quick visualisation of the status of each project and speedy resolution of concerns.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Within Quality at Aston Martin, New Model Quality has a wide range of roles and responsibilities, engaging all areas of the business, from Design, Purchasing, Product Development, Launch Teams, Manufacturing, After Sales, Dealerships and our supply Base.
• Constant interaction with people and the drive to make the highest quality sports cars in the world requires flexible engineers with good communication and team work.
• This role is required to support and streamline these activities to help engineers focus on areas where the attention is required, and at the same time help visualise the programme status throughout the business.
• The role will involve a degree of administration activities as well.

Qualifications & Experience
Essential

• High level of PC literacy, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
• Ability to work with minimum supervision
• Ability to deal with people at all levels within the organisation both inside and outside the company
• High level of self-confidence and motivation
• Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines when preparing and completing reports for management reviews
• Ability to work closely with engineers/managers assisting through data analysis to solve problems with urgency
• Highly organised and methodical

Preferred

• High degree of numeracy and knowledge of statistical techniques would be advantageous
• Administrative Qualifications
• Experience within the automotive industry
• Engineering qualifications and/or basic knowledge of vehicles would be an advantage


Salary: £16 - £18 Ltd Co rate

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27993-sw

Posted at: 29 September 2017

Expiration date: 27 October 2017

To schedule and control the supply of components/materials to meet immediate production requirements and forward production programmes consistent with attaining target stock levels. To be aware of all factors that affects or may affect availability of use/fitment for all parts controlled.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Generate and communicate supplier material delivery schedules to ensure that they correctly reflect requirements to meet immediate and future production demands. • Assure supply of materials to meet the production schedule and / or minimum safety stock levels. • Understand and manage risks to the material supply plan to minimise impact on the production schedule. • Take the lead in co-ordinating the implementation of modifications with the supply base to minimise obsolete stock and assure material availability. • Initiate inventory management and stock adjustments when required, to maintain continued accuracy and reliability of stock records. Key liaison with the Logistics Provider and Inventory Analysis Team to ensure inventory record accuracy. • Develop supplier relationships to allow constructive discussions to take place regarding delivery KPI improvements on behalf of the business. Lead and co-ordinate improvement plans with suppliers that are not performing. • Negotiate with supplier, the finance for “special transport” to ensure costs are kept to an absolute minimum, whilst maintaining material availability. • Where quality problems threaten production continuity, raise containments/rework requests, organize rework required, obtain suppliers authorization for cost where applicable to enable release of goods not confirming to Engineering specification. • Lead quantity related invoice queries. • Assist Accounts Department in resolution of price related invoice queries. Key Performance Indicators • On time in full supply of parts to delivery schedule. • Arrears – number of suppliers and number of parts. • Parts missed point of fit and linestops. • Number and age of quantity related invoice queries. • Value of obsolescence related to model changes, engineering changes and overmax stock levels.

Qualifications & Experience
• Experience in Material Planning & Logistics or material planning desired, ideally in the automotive industry • An awareness of Aston Martin Production System / Lean Manufacturing would be an advantage • Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, together with the ability to work accurately and efficiently, taking resourceful action during periods of considerable pressure. • Automotive components experience desirable. • Computer Literate essential. • Degree or Higher diploma qualified or equivalent preferable.


Salary: £65,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28113-bl

Posted at: 29 September 2017

Expiration date: 20 October 2017

The purpose of this role is to manage and control all aspects of vehicle engineering through liaison between Programme Manager, VLD, Chief Engineers, Prototype Operations and PAT/PMT leaders to deliver robust product within cost, time, programme constraints and meeting Vehicle Engineering led programme attribute targets.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Target delivery:
Lead the development of targets for vehicle attributes in conjunction with the VLD, Prog. Manager, PMT Leaders and PAT’s working from high level Marketing PALS wants down to system and component targets.
Lead the generation, population and management of the Commodity Progression Tracker (CPT) and review with CPE and associated PMT’s to ensure robust achievement of Vehicle Engineering deliverables at technical checkpoints including and FEC.
Manage total vehicle quality, weight and functional objectives, report status and deliver solutions to meet requirements.

Architecture & Design
Lead the development of vehicle architecture types to ensure attribute targets are delivered.
Arbitrate in vehicle package discussions through the design and virtual series aspects of the programme.
Lead resolution and achievement of A-surface compatibility with Studio teams to ensure overall design theme is compatible with vehicle attributes. Including leading CP checkpoint events around surface releasing.
Work in parallel with the Virtual Verification Manager through the V0 through V4 design phase maturation process to confirm complete and compatible assumptions. Lead PMT’s into defining compatible design solutions that meet program targets.
Run DJ events, sign releases to ensure all parts meet the targets.

Attribute delivery:
Lead attribute balancing and new technology benchmarking as part of product definition.
Lead Vehicle Engineering support functions (attribute leaders/block leaders) into delivering attribute solutions to meet targets.
Ensure attribute concerns are closed within the timeframes dictated at each build phase of the programme and the closure plans and solutions meet VEM defined targets.
Lead vehicle sign off events, evaluation drives and resolution of issues post build prior to PMT handover.

Lead VET drive assessments with VPs, Directors, VLDs and key stakeholders in line with gateway requirements and demonstration points for attribute progression/milestones. Define to the PMT’s what attributes should be presented at each drive event and ensure delivery of these attributes meet Vehicle Eng. targets.

Design Verification Planning:
Develop whole vehicle test plans to demonstrate functional and attribute performance
Work with the Quality team to ensure PMT’s have completed DFMEA’s, P Diagram’s, Boundary diagram’s in line with FMA requirements as inputs to vehicle test plans and DVP’s.
Critique and validate individual PMT DVP’s to ensure development and S/O tests are valid, justified and meet programme key gateways (PEC/FEC). Where necessary coach PMT leaders and teams on robust DVP generation.
Ensure the programme VPP meets with DVP requirements.
Ensure the Prototype build timing, vehicle quantities and specifications support PMT requirements for DVP testing, development and S/O.
Lead the design of prototype builds including specifications and bridging parts and take part in regular design reviews to ensure prototypes are fit for purpose.
Ensure adequate test parts are ordered for all builds to support DVP requirements.
Manage the Vehicle Eng. Fleet Coordinators into achieving effective fleet management to support DVP and tuning activities.
Programme Support:
Represent Vehicle Engineering in cross-functional teams and meetings and take a lead where appropriate to resolve conflicts.
Run VIT & Tech Forum meetings. Attend Grey-Red reviews, VCIM, Architecture and Style reviews as required.
Review Vehicle Eng. processes/procedures and initiate improvements
Report out status at Gateways in line with MISSION Vehicle Eng. deliverables on all vehicle verification activities (Vehicle, Rig and CAE) and attribute/target achievement and alignment.

Qualifications & Experience
• Mechanical, production or automotive Engineering Degree or equivalent
• Experience in component design, development, testing and S/O
• Competent with FMA tools, techniques and principals
• Experience in vehicle test and development activities
• Capable of using Microsoft Office tools
• Experience of AMPCS


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