Tooling Engineer

21 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
My client, a leading automotive company, are currently looking for a Tooling Engineer to join their team based in Birmingham on a contract basis.

Job Title: Tooling Engineer
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Birmingham

Main Function / Purpose of Job
*Working closely with the Engineering Team (together with OEM and supply base as necessary) to ensure that, from inception, emerging component concepts and designs are inherently tooling / equipment / process feasible and robust, fully accommodating the principle of Design for Manufacture, both in terms of function and life cycle.
*To recognise, and work towards, a cost-optimised component / tooling design solution, delivering acceptable and repeatable part quality.

Scope of role
*Provide technical support for all aspects of creating and maintaining a preferred supplier listing, based upon a 'Framework Agreement' communicating effectively with Purchasing personnel. This to accommodate ongoing risk (and Total Cost of Ownership) analysis.
*Supply tooling assumption for Purchase driven RFQs as requested.
*Provide timely VFM support for negotiations with OEM so as to meet individual programme timing constraints.
*Support and guide Product Design personnel in ensuring DFM.
*To facilitate the necessary links with suitable suppliers for timely design inputs in compliance with TSoW.
*Act as conduit between Product Design and supplier for iterative CAE (Autodesk) inputs, and oversee appropriate execution.
*Liaise with Manufacturing personnel to confirm that tooling designs are sympathetic to planned process flow.
*Utilise, as appropriate, DFMEA & PFMEA methodology in achieving optimised part and tool design.
*Ensure that tool designs adhere fully to latest issue tooling Specification.
*Sign-off tool GA for press fit and service compliance, and escalate any aspects of tool design / function (though covered by TSoW) that could be considered marginal or non-preferred.
*Critically analyse robustness of supplier design and manufacturing timeline.
*Closely monitor supplier's adherence to timeline at mutually agreed intervals, with visits / utilizing photographic evidence of progress, as appropriate to manufacturing location, reporting regularly.
*Attend T0, and subsequent supplier-based trials, as necessary to confirm compliance to (or satisfactory progress towards) all acceptance criteria elements of TSoW.
*Act as principal point of contact for all communications with supplier.
*Throughout the period of manufacture and introduction to plant, manage ECR's, providing VFM support, as necessary, for Purchasing initiatives.

For more information and immediate consideration please contact Ben Pearcey on (Apply online only)

Roevin is an equal opportunities employer

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