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Manufacturing Engineer - Body / BIW Construction

Manufacturing Engineer - Body / BIW Construction

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer - Body / BIW Construction
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warwickshire
Salary: £34 - £37,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JW4298
Contact Name: Jonathan Webb
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 15, 2018 10:21

Job Description

Manufacturing Engineer -  Body / BIW Construction 

Summary: £34k - £37k 

Job Purpose:
As part of a small team of engineers responsible for the continuous improvement of the tub and body construction, you will be responsible for delivering robust process and quality improvements.  
The successful candidate will have experience of, facility & tooling requirements, process documentation, layout planning and problem resolution.  You will ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health & safety of technicians is never compromised.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
•Process: To produce detailed body shop related Process Operation sheets including visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements and safety info.
•Facilities / Layout: Working with Logistics & Facilities Engineers to determine efficient station layouts including modifications to existing facilities, racking & part presentation requirements, liaising with external suppliers of equipment and compiling necessary documents for implementation and approval.
•Process: To produce detailed body shop related Process Operation sheets including visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements and safety info.
•Vehicle Launch: Supporting build events to ensure that technicians are familiar with new process and facilities, using the correct tooling and achieving required quality standards.
•Manpower:  Working with IE's to develop effective manpower requirements reflecting volume mix and model specification including methods improvements to achieve hours per car target.
•Tooling: To select the appropriate (volume representative) Jigs and Fixtures, including specialised hand tools and power tool requirements to meet vehicle quality and hours per car targets whilst ensuring operator safety targets are achieved.
•Health and Safety: To liaise with the Health & Safety department to ensure all processes & materials are suitable for the manufacturing environment.  Project Environmental Checklists will also be required when raising Project requests.
•Production Support: To investigate and help resolve Manufacturing Engineering related issues experienced in Production, providing timely containments to ensure that product quality is not compromised and ensuring that technicians are familiar with process changes.
•Quality Improvements: To liaise with current vehicle engineering to ensure new or modified product content is integrated seamlessly into the production environment. To also provide dedicated 'hands-on' dimensional continuous improvements through fixture management processes.
•Design for Assembly: To communicate best practices to Product Engineering to improve station ergonomics, hours per car and built in quality including poke yoke or error proofing
•Meeting Attendance: To represent Manufacturing Engineering at the various planning meetings to review status and provide feedback

Qualifications & Experience:
•A recognised engineering apprenticeship with substantial experience in the Motor Vehicle environment.
•ONC minimum qualification with HNC / Degree preferred. 
•The successful candidate will have previous Body Manufacturing experience, with a good understanding of dimensional issue resolution with an ability to interrogate and interpret dimensional data.
•A willingness to adopt new ideas with an open mind to low volume constraints is essential.