Vehicle Build Engineer - #337004

Staff Solutions

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Uitenhage, Eastern Cape
Contract type: Full time
Reference: E.L001952-AK-1

We invite candidates to apply for the Vehicle Build Engineer position based in Kariega for our client in the Automotive Industry.

Role Description:
  • To carry out the responsibility and accountability for the Zones; Front-end, Rear-end, Doors, Interior, Powertrain-chassis, and Electric with the overall focus on improving Quality KPIs through the introduction and monitoring of critical vehicle fitment and adjustment processes, eliminating reworks and improving vehicle appearances within the Production environment.
  • To establish and monitor controlled rework solutions in support of series production.
  • To develop and propose product, process, and part changes for series production to improve build/assembly processes to support the “one-time fitment” concept and reduce operator dependency thereby reducing reworks, offline repairs, and replacement of parts.
  • To support new model introductions during the Pre-Series phase by following vehicles through the production process and initiating the problem-solving process as required and to ensure production support by attending Shop floor meetings.
  • Responsibility for the Assembly Product Role in a cross-functional team of engineers with the mandate to investigate and resolve product and process deviations.
  • Analysis and close-out of Audit findings by implementing corrective actions with timing and responsibility to improve the overall Quality, DRR and reduce reworks in line with Plant KPI’s.
  • Responsible for monitoring, setting, and optimization of fitment relevant fixtures and gauges in Assembly, including the establishment and conducting of necessary checks, as well as developing new gauges.
  • Develop and propose product and process changes for series production to improve build/assembly processes to reduce reworks.
  • Develop, agree, and implement controlled reworks to out-of-specification parts/fitment-related problems to secure stable production and quality output until corrective actions have been implemented. This includes the monitoring and termination of rework.
  • Drive and escalate product and process issues into KPM and FAP Management meetings to ensure the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Preparation and presentation of product and process problems with detailed physical or virtual analysis and corrective actions with timing to forums such as DKA; FVA; FAP; TOP-Q; SFM; Projects and Cubing meetings to advise Management and Top-Management regarding the achievement of Quality and Production targets.

Qualification requirements
  • National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics

Experience Needed:
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience within an automotive or engineering environment.

  • Knowledge and experience in Vehicle Build and Manufacturing Processes.
  • Analytical ability and creativity for problem-solving.
  • Must be computer literate (MS Office).
  • Good communication skills, team player, high engagement and self-driven ability.

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