Development Engineer - Automotive Sealing Systems

ATA Recruitment Ltd
£28 - 30 per hour
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Development Engineer – Automotive Sealing Systems

West Midlands

£28 - £30 p/h (Ltd)

Long Term Contract - 6 Month Contract +

My client provides bespoke design and manufacturing solutions to the Automotive sector. With 10 years of constant growth behind them, and an impressive pipeline of future business secured with major OEM’s, my client is looking to add some experienced contract resource into their team to enable them to continue meeting their customer needs and expectations. You will be involved in large projects to deliver bespoke solutions, meeting the client’s needs internationally.

Working as a member of a complex multidisciplinary teams you will take ownership of the design and development of new concepts, taking them all the way through to mass manufacturing.

Day to day responsibilities will include;

  • Reporting into a Lead Engineer, and working as part of a multi-discipline team of Engineers (Design, Tooling, Production, Testing & Program Management), you will be assigned 50% of a vehicle’s sealing systems to complete.

  • You will be involved in the 2D CAD work yourself (extrusions), however you will have the support of a CAD team, to do the final 3D design.

  • You will be working to tight deadline, and will need to skilfully co-ordinate the team, and other suppliers as designated by the client. You will be responsible for delivering this project within timescales, as agree with the client.

  • Throughout the process, you will need to communicate with both the OEM, the internal team and other suppliers, to continually update & report progress. You will be a key contact for the client, and will need to keep them updated at every stage of the project, communicating issues, and getting sign off on designs.

  • You will be responsible for getting the design through gateway reviews, both client and internal.

  • All product testing and prototyping will be managed by you, and you will responsible for the product through to production stage and beyond

  • Escalating any issues to the Lead Engineer, and as necessary making the client aware

Skills required:

  • 3yrs + experience in a similar development role – involved in new concept designs & modification of Automotive sealing systems

  • In depth knowledge of Automotive Mnf. processes – tooling, production etc.

  • Experience of working for a Tier 1 / Tier 2 supplier of relevant products (sealing)

  • Experience of taking a project all the way through from concept stage, through production all the way up to mass production.

  • High level client liaison

  • Supplier liaison

  • Document control and ensuring a thorough paper trail

The company will offer the successful candidate:

  • A competitive market rate

  • Realistic scope for contract extension

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