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BIW Test Build Engineer

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BIW Test Build Engineer

Posted 18 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Discipline Body & Chassis
Contact NameLucy Fisher

Job description

Order Ref: 39375

Position Title: Body Test Operations

Duration: 2 Month Rolling Contract

Location: Gaydon

Division: Body Engineering

Position Description:

  • The Body Test Operations (BTO) team plan and manage the physical prototype test properties for Body Engineering and Vehicle Safety teams.
  • These properties support the development of new models and anything required for current production models.
  • A typical test property consists of a bare body shell that is fitted with only the necessary parts, and a number of supporting 'kits' of parts. As a Programme Support Engineer, you will be supporting the programme lead(s) and will be instrumental in the delivery of around £5m worth of prototype materials that are critical to the delivery of our exciting new line-up of electric vehicles that will pave our future.
  • In this cross functional role typical tasks may include (but are not limited to): CAD build and validation of parts fitment plan for each test property and kit
  • Liaising with engineers to confirm body rigs plan is appropriate
  • Liaising with engineers to understand the suitability of prototype parts and mapping the 'dependencies' for each property to better understand and optimise the property build timing
  • Investigating parts status per each Bill of Material (BoM) and that they have appropriate order coverage
  • Supporting prototype build as required
  • Initial planning activities for the next testing phase as directed by the programme lead
  • At the end of each testing phase ensuring all remaining physicals are cleared / disposed of

Skills Required:

  • Robust and demonstrable Excel skills
  • Understanding and use of 3d CAD for visualisation purposes only (CAD creation is not necessary) & Parts Bills Of Materials (BoM)
  • Willingness and ability to learn new systems, skills and concepts quickly and be able to think laterally.
  • Robust communications skills to work with cross-functional teams.

Experience Required:

  • Ideally an engineering background, or similar

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience of automotive subsystem testing for body engineering, automotive or similar industry experience