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DESIGN ENGINEER

Summary: Intech are please to be recruiting for a world leader in the design and manufacture of exhaust gas control systems for on/off highway and marine diesel engine applications

As their business continues to grow, they are looking to recruit a new Design Engineer who will be responsible for producing clear and accurate designs in line with a product specification. The successful applicant’s contribution to the organisation will be the generation of new cost effective designs which will contribute to the company’s product portfolio. The individual’s responsibility will be for the generation of new products and for ensuring long term product safety and reliability by contributing to validation and test programme development

Description: Job Description:
As a member of GT's Product Development team, you will be responsible to support and lead technical communication with your customer(s), to establish innovative, cost effective and timely solutions to meet the technical objectives; translating these in to 3D CAD/2D drawings and bills of materials (BOMs). This includes capturing product requirements and identifying any gaps versus the product capabilities; in line with the appropriate processes. Additionally, the Design Engineer, in conjunction with Project Management, is required to engage other departments with regular project updates and accurate information to support the overall business

Working as a cohesive team, close collaboration is essential with Product Development and Platform Engineering team members, as well as Project Managers, to bring appropriate solutions to meet the customer's requirements. The Design Engineer is the "go to" person regarding all technical aspects of the product design, validation and application

Tasks include:
· Produce clear and accurate designs in line with project specification, budget constraints and associated standards
· All technical aspects of the project as per GT/Knorr Bremse Product Development and Commercialisation (PDC) process
· Generate accurate detailed drawings and BOM for manufacture of all relevant components, including all requisite details such as materials, finishes and welds
· Attend project review meetings as required
· Organise and chair cross-functional design review meetings
· Generate a validation / DVP&R plan to mitigate any technical gaps versus project requirements
· Be responsible for the relevant design and simulation activities allocated to a specific project
· Verify third party (independent) calculations conform to standards and the project contract
· Explore alternative materials, manufacturing techniques and processes to enhance product functionality, durability and cost
· Follow quality control objectives as per Automotive Quality Standards. All relevant Procedures must be followed to ensure Customer Satisfaction and achievement of SCX objective

Essential Skills/Experience:
· A HND or Degree in an Engineering discipline (e.g. mechanical, manufacturing or industrial design)
· Minimum 5 years' experience in a similar Design Engineer role
· Experience of using 3D CAD ideally Creo 3 (CATIA V5, Solidworks)
· Experienced with customer facing technical roles
· Originate from an engineering and/or manufacturing background with experience of modern manufacturing techniques and processes
· Knowledge and experience of the automotive industry
· Demonstrate engineering problem solving capabilities
· Computer literate with a very good knowledge of MS-Office
· Very good English language communication skills (oral and written)

Desirable Skills/Experience:
· Understand modern vehicle powertrains, design and aftertreatment systems
· Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), including mechanical, thermal and CDF simulations
· Familiar with DFM / DFA, FMEA and VAVE processes
· Experience of DVP&R and product validation, as well as failure analysis
· Ability calculate simple structures, mechanisms and kinematics
· Knowledge of mechanical assemblies, including electrical / mechatronics experience
· Experience of using Siemens NX
· Full UK drivers licence

Personality:
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, working well with all colleagues
· Ability to work within an International team and Global organisation
· Able to work under own initiative and as part of a team to achieve project timeline
· Reliable and flexible in their approach to everyday work requirements
· An ambitious self-starter with a positive attitude and be naturally inquisitive
· Have an analytical approach to their daily work
· Reliable and trustworthy

This is a varied, challenging and interesting role working in a result driven fast paced development environment. If you feel you have the skills and background for this role then please send me your CV an contact Warren.
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Type: Permanent

Location: County Durham

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