Product Engineer (Automotive Trim)

Probe UK Ltd
West Midlands
From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus Pension & Bonus
08 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are working with at global supplier to the automotive industry that has seen high growth in sales, revenue and head count over the last few years. They offer a wide range of solutions related to automotive interior trim products and the organisations Midlands based Design / Development Team is looking to add some more people to their Project Team.


Product EngineerThe main purpose of the position is to work in-line with the Project Team to ensure support and management of a given programme within the functional area of Product Engineering, with responsibility for Product Definition, Validation and Execution of customer’s concept projects.These three main areas of responsibility will have the following duties.PRODUCT DEFINITION

Coordinate and follow product engineering responsibilities from design, through prototype build, pilot, production and life of the programme.Provide feasibility input to support Studio Design and Package requirements.Champion support and participate in design review meetings.Create and maintain a Master Section Package for the Commodity.Work with advance engineering, styling and the company’s technical centre on development of the Concept and feasibility of components and vehicle level integration.Work with, and direct the CAD team to ensure all engineering parameters and customer requirements are being fulfilled on a timely basis.Update Product Definition whenever project definition changes.Develop the DFMEA, DFM and other engineering disciplines if specified by the customer.Organise and develop Design concepts, product architecture and set internal Engineering specifications.Prepare preliminary detail drawings, with assistance of CAD design group.Prepare layouts/detail drawings for review and release, with assistance of CAD design group.Utilize and apply GD&T.PRODUCT VALIDATION

Develop DVP&R, obtaining customer approval and initiating all laboratory and virtual tests.Administer and over check Simulated product tests (CAE) and later physical tests in compliance with the DVP&R and assess the product design in line with internal and customer requirements reporting all findings internally and to the customer.Ensure that the product design complies with all product requirements and any international Legal standards when applicable.Ensure that the product meets all engineering objectives and targets for weight, acoustics, water sealing, cost, service etc.PRODUCT EXECUTION

Works with build coordination and technology group (process) engineer to direct design verification build and prototype build and record all design problems.Assign all design problems to proper engineering discipline for countermeasure.Responsible for Design Verification and Product Validation of the project, through liaison with the test lab and quality departments.Interfaces with the customer to ensure all engineering needs and requirements are being met.Coordinates engineering changes through the customers and internal systems during the Development Phase.Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases.Works with the Project Manager and other engineers to establish priorities and assign tasks to complete the project according to the defined schedule.Support launch at the customer assembly plants.Experience Required:

Degree in an Engineering, Automotive, Mechanical or Product or Industrial Design field.5 years’ experience in Automotive Engineering preferred.At least 2 years of Automotive Interior Engineering / Plastics experience.Knowledge of Plastic injection moulding, post processes and assembly of complex components.Experience working with UK OEM’s as a Tier 1 supplier in an engineering function.Ability to effectively conduct group presentationsDesirable:

Proficient in Catia V5 or other industry standard software with the ability to create, interrogate and communicate geometry requirements.Capable of using pictographic tools (Sketching, Diagrams, presentations) to clearly communicate issues and requirements.
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