Cosmetic Quality Engineer

Location Warwickshire
Discipline: Quality, Body Engineering
Job type: Contract
Salary: £24.43 PH UMBRELLA
Contact name: Vicki Martinson

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 39125
Published: 14 days ago
Duration: 6.5 Months
Expiry date: 11 Oct 2023 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • The Cosmetic Quality team sits within the Body Engineering department, as part of Materials Engineering.

  • It is responsible for defining the customer requirements for sensory interaction with JLR products and delivering the Perceived Quality attribute.

  • This role will involve working on the launch of exciting new products, delivering to leadership level quality expectations.

  • Working as part of Body Engineering, and cross functionally, you will be responsible for; component appearance approval, exterior colour harmony, interior component harmony and cosmetic quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Arrange and conduct vehicle level Colour Harmony assessment events for exterior paint and interior trim. Issue harmony reports and drive the improvements required to meet customer expectations through managing supplier maturation actions.

  • Create and publish vehicle specific Cosmetic Quality Standard Manuals (CQSMs) for Body Engineering areas such as Seating, Steering Wheels, Door Trim, Instrument Panel and Console as part of new vehicle launch.

  • Lead cross functional team including; Lead Component Engineers, Suppliers, Design, Company Quality and Purchasing to deliver maturation of components and assemblies to meet JLR standards and customer expectations.

  • Appearance Approval Reports (AARs) involving component level inspection and sign off, management of the AAR database, liaison with suppliers for part submissions and escalation to cross functional teams for deviations against standards.

  • Compile and maintain A-surface component lists for future vehicle programmes for AAR tracking, comprising part details, materials, colours and submission dates.

  • Liaison with Design, Component Lead Engineers and Programme Team for part information.

  • Weekly programme status reporting and collating of metrics from Surface Material team activities.

  • Reporting out and representing team at programme meetings and product launch reviews.

  • Escalation and management of issues.

Skills Required:

  • Experience with, or knowledge of, automotive paint and exterior colour harmony processes.

  • Experience of programme or project management.

  • Problem solving skills and experience.

Experience Required:

  • Experience with, or knowledge of, injection moulding, chroming and painting processes is preferable.

  • Knowledge of the Appearance Approval Process and experience working in the Automotive Industry is preferable.

  • Ability to drive the resolution of technical issues (and associated business cases), interface directly and lead activities with cross functional teams.

  • Candidate must demonstrate scrupulous attention to detail and a passion for quality.

  • Candidate should be enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and self-confidence are personal qualities needed to succeed in this role.

  • The role will require regular intersite travel - it is therefore expected that candidates will hold a valid driver's licence. The applicant must be able to speak and write English to a proficient level.

  • The applicant must be able to pass a colour and vision test.

Education Required:

  • The applicant needs to be qualified to degree level with an Engineering or related degree.