1 month ago

Product Lead Engineer

Coventry Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 1156411

Posted on behalf of

UKBIC

A Midlands based battery cell research and manufacturing centre is currently recruiting a Product Lead Engineer to join the company. This position is to aid the company in developing the next generation of battery cells for Electric Vehicles and other applications.


Product Lead Engineer duties:

  • Ensure all product and system requirements are taken into account from the initial product conception to the finished result
  • Ensure product and process quality to meet specifications required
  • Organise plant start-up and shut-down schedules to ensure minimum loss of production time
  • Plan and organise maintenance and respond to breakdowns
  • Support and lead continuous improvement, problem solving and process improvement activities
  • Investigate production and process issues
  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings and to clients
  • Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends
  • Lead on complex major projects requiring forefront-of-the-field, innovative, original solutions
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
  • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required

 

The Product Lead Engineer will have:

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, or HNC, BTec Professional Level 4 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 4 qualifications.
  • Membership of an Industry related Professional Body would be advantageous
  • Ability to use CAD
  • Ability to design processes and layouts
  • Experience of FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), Kaizen/A3 (continuous improvement and problem solving) process improvement and Poka Yoke (error proofing) techniques
  • Extensive work experience in a high volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
  • Ability to negotiate complex arrangements with service providers, collaborators and vendors
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