CONTECHS JOB DESCRIPTION DATABASE

ET005

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Body Exteriors - Senior/Specialist CAD Engineer

BODY EXTERIORS

JOB DESCRIPTION

Deliver design proposals according to design brief and project constraints in assigned programs using CATIA v.5/v.6
Produce creative detailed design solutions fulfilling complex technical criteria.
Body packaging, concept studies and detailed design, including sizing calculations and use of CAD / CAE to create viable sections
Lead and support of design activities carried out in-house and at suppliers if required
Build support (prototype and production)
Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable industry and business standards
Supporting problem solving activities during virtual and physical builds
Assess all engineering prototypes to determine any associated issues or risks, mitigating when, and where found
Research whether the design is feasible, functional and cost-effective
Estimate cost limits and budgets for new design
Represent the department in design reviews and during test and development activities if required
Design components to the lowest feasible weight
Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable internal, industry, business and where applicable legislative standards and requirements.
Co-ordinate own design work to deliver timely design releases and meeting all design for manufacture input from supplier(s)
Develop and specify GD&T data set on CAD models or drawings, taking into account all inputs from parts suppliers, assembly processes and dimensional management studies
Creating presentation material for Design Reviews
Producing detailed manufacturing drawings
Maintain and manage engineering records and designs

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

10 + years experience
BSc./MSc. Eng / BEng/MEng
Proven track record for the design of automotive exterior body components
Experience of mould-flow analysis and design
Able to select materials and processes appropriate to engineering requirements such as strength durability & crashworthiness
Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes, heat treatments, coatings, assembly and process tolerances.
Tooling design experience and understanding of high and low production rate drivers
Software:
- Catia V5/V6
- Teamcentre
- MS Office

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