Top Automotive Jobs of the Week - 8th September 2017


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Salary: £33,000 - £37,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27057-sw

Posted at: 07 September 2017

Expiration date: 07 December 2017

Job Purpose: To lead a team of Material Planners to ensure material is available to support the build plan and any risks to supply are highlighted and resolved in a timely fashion to minimise the risk to production. To take the lead with problematic suppliers and liaise with the MP&L supplier development planner/CVE/Purchasing to develop corrective action plans and timings.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
Lead a team of Material Planners that ensure:

  • Parts are available to meet minimum safety stock levels
  • Risks to supply continuity are identified and acted upon to minimise the impact to production.
  • Obsolescence does not result from engineering changes or new model revisions / introductions
  • Where shortages arise, swift action is taken to minimise the impact on production and solutions are communicated to all impacted stakeholders
  • Issue resolution for shortages that result in the prevention of repeat issues
  • Ensure supplier performance data is captured and updated in SPRS for line stoppages, miss fits & arrears to support corrective action plans and supplier selection process.
  • Supplier demand is forecast and communicated to the supply base; proactive discussions take place to predict and prevent issues impacting production.
  • Recover costs incurred as a result of supplier failure back from the supply base.
  • Minimise the need for direct deliveries (rather than planned pick-ups) and emergency shipments
  • Manage the emergency delivery budget
  • Liaise with aftermarket parts business to supply parts where this is commercially viable

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 line stops.
  • Value of obsolescence related to model changes, engineering changes and overmax stock levels
  • Under emergency delivery budget

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Extensive material planning experience essential
  • Extensive team management capability essential
  • Use of ERP systems
  • An awareness of the Company’s  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 manufacturing experience desirable.
  • High degree of MS Office knowledge is essential (with emphasis on Excel).
  • Degree or Higher diploma qualified or equivalent preferable.

Salary: £40,000-45,000 per year

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27674sw

Posted at: 07 September 2017

Expiration date: 07 December 2017

To supervise within Material Planning and Logistics the successful introduction of all SVO new model programmes and engineering changes whilst ensuring there is no disruption to the business.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• MP&L lead for Nebula Programme
• Ensure MP&L are ready for new model launch dates for SVO Programmes, including build phases, Mission gateway reviews and other milestones.
• Ensure the smooth transition of engineering changes into the business.
• Accountable for projecting future model obsolescent material risk and then putting actions in place to minimise this.
• Accountable for managing a team of 2+ direct reports.
• Represent MP&L in all SVO launch related meetings, ensuring all relevant parties are informed of any concerns raised and action is taken. Work with the New Model Launch Team to track build status and ensuring the correct parts are available to support the build programme.
• Develop and report out on metrics to show the progress of launch parts into the business.
• Co-ordinate the running of regular Open to Go meetings to identify issues and remove roadblocks to pre-production parts supply and Engineering changes.
• To co-ordinate production parts issues between MP&L Material Planners and Purchasing to ensure the correct parts are supplied for the correct build phase.

Key Performance Indicators
• New model and model revision projects delivered on time and to budget – no impact on operational metrics such as line stops and misfits.
• Engineering changes delivered – no impact on operational metrics such as line stops and misfits
• Obsolescent material costs below budget.

Qualifications & Experience
• Experience in new model launch introductions and engineering change is highly desirable.
• Experience of supervision and people processes is highly desirable.
• An awareness of Aston Martin Product Creation System / Mission 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.
• Must be comfortable engaging at all levels of the organisation.
• Computer Literate essential, Microsoft Excel essential.
• Degree or Higher diploma qualified or equivalent preferable.


Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum (plus benefits)

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: South East

Reference: 27976jh

Posted at: 31 August 2017

Expiration date: 30 November 2017

A vacancy has arisen for an Electrical Routing Engineer on permanent staff basis to work with our multi world championship winning F1 racing client based in the Buckinghamshire area.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a world renowned brand while they compete on the world motorsport stage.

Working with their Mechanical and Electronic Engineers you will be responsible for the design, installation and specification of their on and off-car Electrical systems, you will also be involved in their future development projects working within multi-disciplined groups.

About you

You will have a good understanding of the design of wiring harnesses, systems and their layouts used ideally within a Formula 1 or Aerospace environment and must have a high level of experience in the use of Computer Aided Design Harness packages, specifically Unigraphics NX8.5.

  • You will also be required to carry out peer reviews, mentoring and coaching of the client’s developing Systems Engineers.
  • Applicants for this role should ideally have a recognised qualification in an Electronics discipline, combined with relevant experience of Motorsport Electrical and Electronic Systems.
  • You should additionally be able to demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and be able to work within a high-pressure environment.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work within tight timescales are a pre requisite for this role.

Benefits

As well as being part of their multi championship winning team, they reward their employees with a significant benefits package including Championship Bonus, Life Insurance, Private Medical Cover and a Pension Scheme.


Rate: £14.39 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27932-de

Posted at: 22 August 2017

Expiration date: 22 November 2017

Job Purpose: To inspect, tack-off and spray-paint vehicles in Etch Primer, Primer, Base Coat or Clear Coat either on main line or in repair area.


Salary: £36,000 per year

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27970bu

Posted at: 30 August 2017

Expiration date: 30 November 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 this role is to work in close cooperation with the Valkyrie Programme Manager to lead and deliver robust definition, planning and delivery of AMRB 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 Senior Programme Manager and ensure product definition documents (PMXU) are up to date.
• Manage the collation and reporting to the Senior 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 Aston Martins change management system (regular reviews), concern metrics and reporting. Review with the Senior Programme Manager and escalate as appropriate.
• 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 extensive relevant experience.
• 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.


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