Senior Engineer - Automotive

MTrec Recruitment and Training
Sunderland, Tyne And Wear
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

  • Our client is a multi-award winning 1st Tier automotive supplier based in the North East.
  • They possess a long history of success, stability, and progression due to the ability to adapt to change and utilise innovative technology to stay ahead of the competition.
  • The role of the position is to supervise and support a team of Engineers to enable the effective introduction of new or revised production processes.
  • They will also be the Interface to Group Production Engineering and Global Production Engineering for all matters.

The Role

  • Ensure PFMEA is generated/supported at correct time and relevant controls are adopted for planned manufacturing processes
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings/data notes and part specifications/tolerances. Ensure planned processes can meet these specifications.
  • Lead process choice solutions to ensure planned processes adopt "best practice"
  • Contribute to the achievement of all plans.
  • Supply Shipping Judgement/Data
  • Global BU interface for NPL & Global Best Practice
  • Ensure all planned process capital & tooling expenditure & cashflow is tracked. Develop recovery plans as required.
  • Manage Process Improvement /activity for associated processes
  • Develop and monitor process/equipment/tooling programmes to meet milestones & KPIs as defined.
  • Ensure development of shopfloor layouts and modification to existing layouts are up to date. Consult with other functions where necessary
  • Provide Management / Global BU with information regarding process / project status as required.
  • Carry out supplier audits
  • Lead the generation of equipment/tooling specifications
  • Carry out equipment/tooling buy off
  • Reporting of process readiness
  • Ensure Engineers reference the latest health and safety regulations and environmental guidelines to relevant machine and tooling specifications ( must keep up to date knowledge of relevant regulations/guidelines)
  • Ensure Engineers have familiarity with PUWER 98 / CE requirements
  • Ensure equipment risk assessments are carried out for all new processes.
  • Maintain conformance with health and safety standards
  • Maintain conformance with environmental systems
  • Ensure relevant PPE is always worn by self and others
  • Plan and carry out with Engineers as required.
  • Contribute to training plans.
  • Coordinate Engineers activities
  • Monitor and advise planned overtime on weekly basis.
  • Monitor and track holiday entitlements for Engineers
  • Carry out return to work interviews as required
  • Carry out recruitment interviews

The Person

  • Essential skills gained in automotive engineering and project introduction.
  • Previous Senior Engineering experience.
  • Working knowledge of project management systems.
  • Very good communicator
  • Capable of leading a small team of Engineers
  • Qualification Degree preferred in an Engineering discipline, HNC minimum required.