|Discipline:||Manufacturing and Production|
|Contact name:||Keeley Atkinson|
|Published:||7 days ago|
|Expiry date:||16 Apr 2023 23:59|
Main purpose of the job:
Working closely with the Engineering Team (together with OEM and supply base as necessary) to ensure that, from inception, metrology / gauging requirement is fully understood, and the proposals satisfactorily implemented.
To efficiently manage the provision of gauging and fixtures as a time-critical programme deliverable, within the overall scope and responsibilities of the Dimensional team.
Main missions and results:
Accountable to the Senior Gauging Engineer, responsible for the detail in delivering robust gauging / metrology solutions.
Compliance with plant production metrics, and OEM timing.
Gauge sign off at suppliers and plants once delivered.
To manage the update / finalisation of IAC's generic Gauge Specification.
Representing the Dimensional team, to participate in programme drawing and GD&T planning.
To work closely with the PDT in agreeing an overall programme gauging strategy, based upon geographical sourcing of IMT's and receiving plant.
As part of the overall strategy, to represent the Dimensional Team in determining long term gauge requirements, and suitable fixturing at T0 / T1 trials, given individual product needs.
Provide technical support for all aspects of creating and maintaining a preferred IAC gauge supplier listing, based upon a 'Framework Agreement' communicating effectively with IAC Purchasing personnel. This to accommodate ongoing risk (and Total Cost of Ownership) analysis.
Provide ongoing VFM support for negotiations with OEM so as to meet individual pro-gramme cost and timing constraints.
To facilitate the necessary links with suitable suppliers to ensure, as necessary, ongoing part design development familiarity.
During the part design process, to act as conduit between IAC Product Design and supplier with regards to obtaining gauge implications, acknowledging individual plant preferences.
Liaise with Manufacturing personnel to confirm that gauge configurations are sympathetic to planned process flow.
Ensure that gauge designs adhere fully to latest issue IAC Gauging Specification.
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.
Act as principal point of contact for all communications with supplier.
Throughout the period of manufacture and introduction to plant, manage gauging elements of ECR's, providing VFM support, as necessary, for Purchasing initiatives.
Manage the completion and supply of all gauging equipment documentation packs.
To audit gauge / fixture providers and, with IAC Purchasing involvement, create a preferred supplier listing.
With IAC Purchasing, to negotiate, and VFM analyse, individual supplier costs, as required by the programme.
To consider alternative sourcing routes -for example toolmaker provision -providing sup-porting cost effectiveness studies.
Preferred skills and experience:
Substantial experience in metrology related functions within a toolmaking / process / secondary equipment manufacturing environment, covering manufacturing processes routinely utilised in IAC programmes -conventional injection moulding, twin-shot, back injection, IMD, slush -PU / TPO skin etc.
Previous exposure to Automotive Industry methods and approach.
Evidence of managing the detail of time-critical programme deliverables.
Ability to negotiate -on equal terms -with supplier representatives, regarding both technical and commercial issues.
Well-developed time management and interpersonal skills.
Basic TI Mid-level GD&T
Plastic Component experience
Gauge R and R / Gauge R Knowledge
Dim Standards knowledge
Trained in the use of Auto. Ind. recognised CAD software.
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