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Design Engineer - Closures

Design Engineer - Closures

Job Title: Design Engineer - Closures
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Thetford
Salary: Competitive Salary
Reference: PW5162
Contact Name: Paris Williams
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Job Published: February 14, 2020 14:10

Job Description

My client is a Global Motorsport & Automotive Tier 1 Supplier, providing engineered and product development services to Major Race teams and Automotive OEM’s around the world. 

The Mechanisms Design Department provides engineering development support services to both the business and outside customers. The majority of the products developed are for high volume automotive applications. Automotive products include hinges, door checks and powered mechanisms (mechatronics).

A new role is available for a Design Engineer with a range of skills to join the growing team delivering OEM and niche vehicle projects.

As a Design Engineer you will be involved in developing designs for high-volume automotive applications that are robust, lightweight, and cost effective. 

This will involve reviewing package data (in either NX or CATIA), creating design concepts that meet all of the performance requirements, generating DFMEAs, defining analysis requirements, optimizing the design, creating drawings for prototype and production builds, initiating tests to verify the performance, etc. 

Throughout the development process the Design Engineer will have to work closely with other departments (Analysis, Prototype, Testing, etc.), manufacturing division(s), suppliers, and the OEM.

If you have at least 5 years' experience in a similar or related position within the automotive industry, an Engineering degree or equivalent and have the drive to reach challenging goals, this position should interest you. 

You must hold previous closures design experience.

Candidates should also be familiar with typical product development and part verification systems (e.g. FMEA, PPAP etc.). Good written and verbal communication skills are a must as the successful candidate will be expected to interact with other engineers, customers, and suppliers.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom, (EU), hold a valid driver’s license, valid passport and be prepared to travel internationally when required.