EI Hardware Technical Specialist - DFMEA

Location Basildon
Discipline: Electrical/Electronic
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £competitive + benefits
Contact name: Keeley Atkinson

Contact email: katkinson@select-engineering.net
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 030144
Published: 27 days ago
Expiry date: 10 Jun 2023 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​We are currently recruiting for a permanent Hardware Technical Specialist -DFMEA - Electronics & Instrumentation (EI), contracted to our Basildon site with majority time remote working. The main purpose of the role is to be the lead and technical specialist in DFMEA for the EI Hardware Engineering team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead review, update and maintain EI DFMEA for all EMEA projects, in conjunction with Customer and Yazaki Design Team

  • Schedule DFMEA reviews with Customer and Yazaki design team to align to project gateway requirements

  • Ensure DFMEA cover sheets are signed and stored inline with gateway and audit requirements

  • Ensure timely and regular follow up of action items & plans                      

  • Lead creation, development and maintenance of DFMEA's for in-house designed products with support from design Engineering team

  • Review supplier DFMEA's, complete FMEA review sheet and approval for electronic design products with support from design Engineering team           

  • Customer DFMEA handbook - review updates, cascade to team and ensure compliance

  • Train and coach engineering team on DFMEA process and disciplines in method usage and tools, creation of evaluations and reports, support in assessment and presentation of results.

  • Interface to Customer on all DFMEA reviews and issues

  • Interface to manufacturing teams for DFMEA to PFMEA alignment

  • Work with DVP team to ensure SC's are aligned to DFMEA

  • Review SC's and CC's on component drawings (with SQE) to ensure they are documented correctly

  • Maintain Generic component DFMEA (for each type of component)                            

  • Support DVP team with Customer FMA documentation (boundary diagram, quality history, P-diagrams, etc)

  • Support DVP and design team when possible

  • Follow Yazaki processes and procedures

  • Ensure documents are stored in correct location

  • Follow Yazaki Quality Management System (QMS) as defined in the Quality Management Handbook

  • Support for the Project Manager and the FMEA team to review and release the FMEA.

  • Cooperation in System- and Design-FMEA and offer inputs to Process-FMEA.               

  • Support HW development activities to, review the work products and develop the hardware design where necessary        

  • Independent evaluation of product/process maturity and early escalation of risks.

  • Support for the multidisciplinary project team to proactively identify, evaluate and mitigate the technical risks of products and processes by taking corrective measures as necessary.

  • Planning, preparation and moderation of the FMEA according to the Yazaki methodology and the applicable automotive standards.             


  • Extensive experience with electronics engineering within automotive

  • Solid experience with DFMEA    

  • Ideally have experience with power electronics and body electronics

  • Technical knowledge of electronic design, EMC, Thermal Management, Design for Manufacturing, Design for Testing        

  • Very good project management skills

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels

  • Good Presentation skills

  • Full valid driving licence to drive in the UK

  • Fluent in English

  • Right to work in the UK - Valid Passport

  • Ability to travel both in the UK and Overseas, sometimes at short notice


  • Competitive Salary

  • Pension Scheme

  • Private Healthcare including medical cash plan

  • Life Assurance

  • 26 Holidays (Plus the bank holidays)

  • Training and Development Opportunities