Mission & Main Objectives
• To promote and support high standards in the design activity within either the electrical, body or the trim department during vehicle development and in production in order to meet specific company objectives.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
• Current model - to create and manage plans to assist Design in meeting our warranty, dissatisfaction, durability, breakdown etc. targets, supporting technically to deliver sound solutions.
• New model - to support new vehicle programmes utilizing best practice from previous developments along with ensuring consistent application of design tools, training where necessary.
• Support development process improvement activities.
Background and Experience
• Degree or (minimum) HND qualified with suitable experience.
• Technical and/or design/warranty engineering background with a keen quality mind-set.
• Automotive experience advantageous (OEM or supplier), ideally in the trim, body or electrical field.
• Experience of mass production techniques.
• Able to demonstrate evidence of working individually to a given brief on own initiative whilst delivering and reporting to a matrix management.
• Comfortable representing the department in internal meetings and occasionally with suppliers.
• Evidence of chairing technical meetings to progress and resolve market issues.
• Able to work productively with colleagues of different nationalities.
• Practiced in using quality tools such as fault tree analysis, 5 why's, KT analysis, Weibull analysis and carrying out root cause analysis.
• Understands and familiar in the use of the PDCA cycle (Plan Do Check Action)
• Data analysis and manipulation know-how (Excel skills)
• Presentation creation and delivery skills (PowerPoint)
• Based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire,
• Free on-site parking
• Paid overtime at 1.5x hourly rate
• Working hours Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-1:20pm