Joining Development Engineer

Location Birmingham
Job type: Contract
Salary: £30.87PH Umbrella
Contact name: Johanna Cowan

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 38872
Published: about 1 month ago
Duration: 9.5 Months
Expiry date: 13 Apr 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

In your role you'll:

  • Manage Vendors and coupon test facility.

  • Resolve Process designer issues for joining technologies to protect the customer.

  • Advise PD of any issues and co-ordinate with CAE for any joint strength data.

  • Optimise process designer for all relevant joining technologies (adhesive, rivet, EJOT/EJOWELD/RSW and Fusion joining process) allocations.

  • Ensure documentation required is available and Process Designer and is updated with the latest parameters and feedback from technology testing / reviews.

  • Raising / tracking and liaising with PD with regards to deviations.

  • Drive Vendors to achieve weld expulsion, adhesive bead optimisation and adhesive bead expulsion levels that do not contaminate tooling and joining equipment.

  • Support JRM activities and ensure administration tasks have been completed.

  • Process Designer core skills training will be provided by the client if required.

  Skills Required:

  • Joining Technologies

  • Excel experience

  • CAD


  • Ability to transfer your knowledge base in an Engineering/Analytical industry and transfer best practices into the client's automotive environment.

  • Proficient with Excel, Pivot tables and understand how to progress interrogation techniques of data is a requirement of the role.

  • Ideally but not limited to the ability to advice on best practices on Resistance Spot welding with Bosch adaptive welding with Aro Servo weld guns, Self-Pierce Riveting with Tucker guns, Adhesive SCA with structural as well as gap and Hem fill applied applications.

  • Understand how to optimise process and advise Product Engineering on changes to ensure optimum joint conditions are achieved for each joining technology.

  • Hands on equipment interrogation and parameter modification will also be required.

  • Training will be provided by the client if required.

  • You'll be self-motivated but also a good team player with the ability to listen effectively to others, portraying an enthusiastic attitude and demonstrating passion and enthusiasm to the rest of the team.

  • The ability to take the lead is essential, as is the ability to achieve results by meeting deliverables and commitments.

  • You'll be confident when communicating with people in the project and at all levels of the company with good written and spoken communication skills.

  • Furthermore, you'll be a pro-active problem solver with excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills.

  • You will need to be persistent and able to deal with challenging scenarios working with multiple 3rd parties with the ability to work in an ever-changing environment where deadlines / priorities change, and you need to have the ability to be flexible to meet the business' needs.

  Experience Required:

  • Manage suppliers to deliver a working solution into a production facility.

  • Ability to analyse results and provide technical analysis of data.

  • Able to generate Requests for Quotation (RFQ) with technical detail for joining technologies.

  • Manage vendor joining engineers to deliver technical solutions and capture key issues with the product to work with the engineering team to problem solve solutions as part of a data driven exercise.

  • Review CAD data for joining solutions and ability to work with CAD and Siemens Process designer.

  Experience Preferred:

  • Self Pierce Riveting (SPR), TIG, MIG, LASER, Resistance Spot Welding, Friction Stir Welding applications, Adhesive, Flow drive screw applications