Process Engineer - Powertrain

20 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Gemma Cummings
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:
Main Goals & Objectives:
The Production Planning Engineer is responsible for developing, agreeing and delivering detailed planning requirements and concerns closure as allocated to them by the Manufacturing Feasibility Manager. This includes planning for vehicle introduction from concept to SOP +90 days, and resolution of all concerns. The Production Planning Engineer must deliver to the agreed Quality, Cost and Delivery targets whilst ensuring TS 16949 and VW Standards compliance.

Main Responsibilities:
a. Responsible for delivery of Quality Planning processes and activities in line with Product Emergence Process (PEP)
b. Responsible for manufacturing sign-off of Bid specs and product B- release in-line with project timings and PEP deliverables
c. Identification and resolution of concerns through concerns tracker and VW Systems
d. Identification of Jig, Fixture and Tooling requirements
e. Ensure continual updating of technical knowledge. E.g. Liaison with Group Colleagues, Benchmarking, Training etc.

a. Delivery of projects within agreed budget targets
b. Management of project cost risks
c. Supporting justification for Capital Expenditure Investment
d. Supporting Process improvement workshop activities to achieve production time targets

a. Concurrence of responses to Business requirements, Engineering change & technical documentation (e.g. TCD and AEKO etc).
b. Generation of deliverable milestones & monitoring detailed Project plans c. Work in close conjunction with other areas of production planning (launch and facilities) to ensure a consolidated approach and the continuous development of effective and efficient ways of working
d. Work cross-functionally and influence changes within products and Processes

Project Management
a. Delivery of all projects in accordance with Business requirements (Quality, Cost and Timing) and alignment with PEP
b. Pro-active avoidance or containment of Project risks

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Skills & Experience:
• Manufacturing build process knowledge
• Concerns identification and resolution experience
• Business financial management and acumen
• Effective cross functional communication
• Project management
• Risk mitigation & containment
engine process

Practical & Technical Knowledge:
• Extensive practical knowledge in Problem Solving Techniques
• An Understanding of dimensional management analysis
• Ability to Evaluate K and P times in line with Manufacturing Business Strategy
• An understanding of measurement techniques
• Knowledge of dry builds and properties strategy
• Extensive knowledge of vehicle build processes

Preferred Degree in related engineering discipline or ONC/HNC/HND in Engineering discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.

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