Senior CAD Engineer (Locks and Latches)

Premea Limited
£28 per hour
28 Sep 2017
14 Oct 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: Essential: - 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. Desirable: - 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 Please note to apply for this position, you MUST have either a UK or EU passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship of any kind. 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.
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