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REQ ID: 89244
JOB TITLE: Lead Feasibility & Process Engineer
SALARY: Competitive plus benefits
POSTING END DATE: 27/05/2022
LOCATION: Gaydon  

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

The manufacturing ‘Stamping Group’ are responsible for the sheet metal tooling programs, facilities and technologies for all JLR vehicles. From strategic programme definition and launch of dies into nominated press facilities, as well as providing the foundation for JLR’s drive towards world class BIW quality, cost and performance. Within Stampings Group the ‘Feasibility and Process Engineering department’ are responsible for panel feasibility and stamping process definition, including all forming and press line simulation of major in-house stamped panels in the BIW vehicle structure, from the Strategic programme definition - 1st Clay concepts through the simultaneous engineering delivery phase and production process definition to enable the start of die design. The team also continue to provide Feasibility and Process technical support to the die design, manufacture and press shop Launch teams, playing a vital role in the realisation of our business aims.

 

This highly technical role will lead the feasibility and process of a significant number of panels in a key commodity group of the BIW vehicle structure. Conducting material forming simulation and reporting feasibility status whilst interfacing with all internal / external customers and tooling vendors to ensure all quality, cost and performance targets meet current and future business requirements. The role will also focus on improving JLR’s, Bill of Design, Bill of Process, standards and procedures.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This engineering role will have a major influence on all aspects of the Stamping Process, from early product and process optimisation with product development to realisation of the process targets established for tool manufacturers. This will include:

 

•    Be responsible, with support, for their assigned portfolio of tooling, providing regular, structured updates on process, quality, material utilisation and performance.
•    Establish a professional, engineering interface with product design and tooling vendors to ensure robust management of engineering change with minimal impact to the project outcomes.
•    Take responsibility and support within AGILE Squads of several stamped parts
•    Provide feedback to Engineering that aids manufacturability of the product
•    Aid resolution of feasibility issues and provide feedback to the customer
•    Perform simulations of stamping processes and produce comprehensive formability information and reporting
•    Optimize draw die developments and line die process to maximise efficiency and robustness
•    Validate simulations as part of continuous improvement
•    Develop Engineering using experience of pressing feasibility issues with appropriate use of relevant history, both own and competitor vehicles bench marking, standards and FEA
•    Define stamping manufacture processes taking into account the most appropriate / available facilities, piece cost and tool cost implications.
•    Interface with internal and external stakeholders to ensure project objectives are delivered 
•    Conduct process handovers to suppliers and buy-off productionised process and forming simulation results
•    Provide technical support for toolmakers on resolution of process and Forming simulation results
•    Provide support, project management and facilitation for the supplier development by promoting performance improvement within the external vendor base
•    Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested 

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Essential:

•    Extensive experience in a pressed panel feasibility and production process definition
•    Extensive experience in material forming simulation software (AutoForm) for complex BIW panel geometry
•    Significant experience of materials, and materials properties and processes specifically related to forming technologies. 
•    Extensive knowledge with key processes, facilities and technologies used throughout the pressed parts process chain.
•    Scoping and managing complex projects
•    Some working knowledge of Team Centre and Catia v5/6.
•    Significant knowledge of practical problem-solving techniques ex., 8D, and lean tools etc
•    Significant Experience with Microsoft applications, Word, Excel and PowerPoint 

 

Desirable: 

•    A relevant engineering degree is not essential but would be an advantage, as would time served in related engineering disciplines.
•    Ability to analyse and break down complex, design, engineering and manufacturing problems or processes into its key elements offering clear navigational paths through them to achieve common goals 
•    A flexible, self-motivated, organised and confident team player able to understand the needs, desires, aspirations and priorities of competing customers
•    Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
•    Lean / Six Sigma certification

 

SO WHY US?

Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.

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