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Senior Engineer - VCATS - MES013

Apply now Job no: 492360
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: St. Athan, South Wales
Categories: Manufacturing

Job Purpose:

The Vehicle Configuration and Test System (VCATS) team are part of the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering function and support the electrical & Diagnostic testing of the vehicle and the validation of feature performance. The team is responsible for flashing software, configuring and testing assemblies and full vehicles, making them ready for the end customer and ensuring it complies with market legislation. VCATS is structured with 2 teams based at the Gaydon & St Athan sites that are responsible for forward planning, vehicle launches, authoring and implementing the test system and delivering hardware changes to manage builds.

As a VCATS Engineer, you’ll be part of a multi-skilled team taking responsibility for the provision of a whole-life test system from the start of a vehicle programme, through early build stages and on to volume production.


Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Planning for the introduction of new models and providing hands-on, track side support during early builds and launch phases with technical modification of testing equipment
  • Working closely with manufacturing understand feasibility and to ensure processes are optimized in terms of overall cycle time.
  • Develop, implement and validate diagnostic testing, calibration and configuration routines to fulfil testing plan requirements ensuring robust sequence deployment for critical processes.
  • To specify appropriate hardware requirements and work with external suppliers of equipment to develop and deliver testing solutions/assembly aids that exceed requirements, provide future expansion and are cost effective to the business.
  • Manage the plant VCATS on a day to day basis through issue investigation, running changes, continuous process improvement, Hours Per Car reduction & Defects Per Vehicle reduction.
  • Support Current Vehicle Engineering in the investigation and resolution and Permanent Corrective Action implementation of Field Quality issues.
  • Shift working may be a requirement

Qualifications & Experience

  • It is essential that you are educated to degree level in Manufacturing or a similar engineering discipline, or an NVQ level 3 or equivalent, or evidence of working towards achieving this level. Ideally, you’ll have a background in engineering/technology or vehicle electrical systems/Diagnostics.
  • You’ll have an analytical and logical approach to issue response, identification and resolution.
  • You must be able to demonstrate excellent team behaviours and strong verbal communication skills along with sound technical knowledge. The ability to negotiate, influence and operate autonomously are critical to the role.
  • You must be fully conversant with Microsoft Computer Packages, TeamCentre and can adapt to new software packages quickly. Experience of using vehicle diagnostic software would be an advantage.
  • Finally, and most importantly, you’ll be someone that is passionate about the future of the automotive world. You’ll be eager to research future technologies and keen to understand how we will grow and embrace the changes that new methods will bring.

How to apply:

A career at Aston Martin means joining one of the world's most respected luxury automotive brands. You have the chance to join us in a truly special working environment - fast-paced, rewarding and dynamic

Please click on the 'apply online' button to submit your application.

PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier should we receive sufficient applications.

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