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Senior Process / Launch Engineer - NPI

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 31/07/2022

Job Description

The successful candidate will be rewarded with the opportunity to be a key member of a team with a broad remit to support New Product Introduction projects within the Performance Products division of Ricardo. This division specialises in delivering niche powertrain products to many premium automotive customers and provide Industrialisation consultancy services to clients from multiple sectors.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to apply their assembly process engineering experience and knowledge in a dynamic hands-on manufacturing environment, delivering world class consultancy and products in a range of sectors including Automotive, Rail, Marine Motorsport, Medical and more.

Job Description

As a Senior Industrialisation Engineer you will be responsible for supporting Processes and Procedures associated with assembly from concept to series production. Working as part of a team, alone on designated projects your key objectives will include:

  • Design, development, and maintenance of manufacturing processes for current and future Programmes. 
  • Development, implementation, and operation of manufacturing process documentation (DFA, DFM, Build Process, Process Control plan, PFMEA’s, Risk Assessments/Safety Systems & Launch Readiness)
  • Support specification and design of equipment layouts and material flows
  • Requisitioning (including specification, procurement, commissioning, installation, and validation) of new and modified tooling and equipment required for assembly.
  • Support the production team during Industrialisation phases to improve production quality and efficiency.
  • Support of Prototype builds in line with project delivery requirements, including early validation of production processes and tooling.
  • Development of assembly work standards to support both Prototype phase and the transfer to standard work instructions for Production
  • Continuous improvement of the manufacturing processes to deliver to cost, quality and delivery performance targets.
  • To achieve quality standards in a series production environment

Relevant Experience and Personal Attributes

Experience of NPI and/or Process Engineering or a similar role where skills can be transferred into the objectives described above, preferably gained within the automotive sector. 

  • Knowledge of automotive technology and product development.
  • Hands-on experience of lean manufacturing
  • Preferably experience with various manufacturing processes and components deployed in Assembly & Quality Gates
  • Understanding of relevant manufacturing methods and detailed drawing dimensioning
  • Knowledge of cost estimating
  • Demonstratable knowledge in manufacturing processes and documentation including: DFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plans, GRR and equipment handover
  • Excellent problem-solving skills (8D)
  • Experience in MES and vision systems preferable
  • The ability to work as a team or on your own and be self-motivated
  • A good communicator with intercultural and interpersonal skills together with the ability to communicate and present effectively to suppliers and clients at all levels
  • Engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • Flexibility to support travel to suppliers/clients domestic & internationally and holder of a driving licence.