CAD Engineer - Handles, Locks & Latches

Premea Limited
£28 per hour
21 Apr 2017
21 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description:
Our client who is an iconic luxury sports car manufacturer, is currently recruiting for the following role:

Job Purpose:
The purpose of the CAD Engineer - Locks and Latches is to design and develop closure latching systems and handle mechanisms for future vehicle programmes.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
The key responsibilities and tasks of the role include:

- Create and update designs for body mechanisms components and installations on new vehicle programmes using UG NX. (including interior / exterior door handles, latching systems, deploying tow-bar, wash-wipe system, exterior trim / mouldings)
- Create and update component drawings to client drafting standards.
- Manage Computer Aided Design product structure and coordinate all data import / export to/from suppliers
- Produce engineering sections and concept Computer Aided Design models to support design theme and vehicle hard-point development
- Work under the direction of Project Engineer and Commodity Leader on day-day basis.
- Investigate concerns from component testing, and vehicle builds to establish root cause and design permanent corrective actions.
- Support virtual build events and other cross functional reviews to ensure compatibility of components with interfacing systems and design surfaces.
- Assist in developing component and system function, quality and attribute targets and ensure that all designs are compatible with these targets.
- Participate in Failure Mode Avoidance activities including Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and physical testing on bucks, rigs and prototype vehicles.

Qualifications & Experience
The successful applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:


- Experience gained within the design and integration of automotive body mechanisms, exterior trim and/or closure systems.
- Experienced in designing components for one or more of the following commodity groups: Handles, Locks & latches, wash-wipe systems, exterior glazing and sealing systems.
- Experienced Computer Aided Design user (Siemens NX)
- Design of sheet metal brackets, injection moulded trim panels, latch and striker installations and associated cable routings.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision within cross-functional teams and with external suppliers to solve complex engineering problems
- Ability to work to under pressure to agreed deadlines and cost targets.


- Engineering degree (or equivalent).
- Developing concept package / layouts for closures and/or latching systems
- A working knowledge of component manufacturing and tooling requirements (including injection moulding, stamping, casting, fabrication).
- Design of mechanisms in Computer Aided Design including basic kinematic / stress analysis
- Ability to work with other Body Engineering functions to develop vehicle package concepts and component installations to meet manufacturing, ergonomic, design and function targets
- Familiar with design verification testing and Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

The services advertised by Premea Limited for this vacancy are those of an Employment business.

Premea is a specialist recruitment consultancy representing clients in the UK and internationally within the Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace sectors.