Matchtech

STA Engineer

Recruiter
Location
Northampton
Salary
£35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted
03 Mar 2017
Closes
31 Mar 2017
Ref
EMP386211
Contact
Abbie Awdas
Sector
Automotive
Discipline
Mechanical
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Due to an exciting new project the Automotive Engineering Group are looking for STA Engineer.

Role Purpose

The STA Engineer for Automotive Engineering is responsible for co-ordinating all technical queries with Suppliers, resolving open issues and faults and guaranteeing that the supply of Quality Assured parts are delivered from External Suppliers on time, to specification and to the required quantities.

Role Specific Accountabilities

• Work closely with Purchasing and Engineering to identify and select the most capable and efficient Suppliers to meet the requirements of automotive programmes.
• Provide effective Design for Manufacture capability and Cost Optimisation within Performance and Reliability targets.
• Support Engineering, Purchasing and Suppliers to resolve technical challenges and assure part conformance to drawings, specifications and requirements
• Determine Supplier Capability and Capacity, and provide technical support to achieve Supplier Readiness.
• Manage Faults Reporting including Containment and implementing Corrective action taken to prevent reoccurrence.
• Manage Non-Conformance, including the review of Concessions raised to ensure that issues are addressed and resolved
• Ensure alignment to programme deliverables to support on-time, parts-in-stores delivery dates
• Champion process improvements with Suppliers to optimise their technical capability to manufacture to requirements
• Provide an Executive Summary of the Supply Readiness and Supplied Part Quality to support programme metrics
• Creation and maintenance of documentation required for Automotive Engineering.
• Represent quality within the project team.

Knowledge, skills and experience required

Essential

• Practical experience in Automotive or Aerospace Production environment.
• Education and specialism in Precision Machining and/or Manufacturing of ICE/ERS components
• Effective ability to manage a Portfolio of Suppliers with confidence.
• Good interpersonal and organisational skills.
• Proven track record in New Product Introductions and Problem Solving
• Understanding of legislation and documentation required for production of Automotive Engineering Quality systems.
• Understanding and application of GD&T
• Literate in MS Office applications.

Desirable

• Track record of working with and improving Suppliers
• Understanding of Project Management tools and techniques
• Experience with SAP Business System

Qualifications

Essential

• BEng/BSc qualified (2:1 minimum) in relevant subject

Desirable

• Chartered Engineer Professional Registration

Personal Competencies

Essential

• Confident and organised approach to managing portfolio of Suppliers.
• Enthusiastic and innovative approach to Supplier improvement and support and drive for continuous improvement.
• High quality of work with clear and accurate representation of relevant information.
• Good time management.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Effective conflict and crisis management skills, ability to achieve desired outcomes in difficult environments

Desirable

• Have previous experience in a “customer facing” technical environment
• Have previous experience working within automotive road car programmes
• Have German language skills

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