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Paint Engineering Supervisor - CME104

Apply now Job no: 492975
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Manufacturing

Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines, is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

Responsible for all aspects of the Aston Martin Paint process, you will lead a team of Manufacturing Engineers to effectively deliver successful Paint Shop processes from concept through to serial production

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Leadership: Manage Manufacturing Engineers’ workload and personal development, providing coaching and guidance when required.  Represent Manufacturing Engineering at launch gateways and management feedback meetings to cascade information and delegate effectively to the Paint Shop Manufacturing Engineering team.
  • Process Development and Maintenance: Your team are responsible for the production of detailed process operation sheets, including visual aids, paint application, preparation and polishing detail including essential quality requirements.
  • Process Control: Utilise PFMEA to create and maintain a control plan for processes, facilities and equipment critical to successful paint application. Employ SPC techniques and drive improvements by reducing process variability and provide at a glance status of paint shop.
  • Launch: Develop, maintain and improve structured process for launching new models and variants of current platform into Paint Shop including budget allocation & cost estimation, relevant validation and buy-off events, status at a glance of process and regular reports to management.
  • Facilities / Layout: Liaise with Facilities and Production to determine efficient station layouts, including modifications to existing facilities. Liaise with external suppliers of equipment and compile necessary documents for implementation and approval.
  • Manpower:  Work with Industrial Engineers to identify opportunities to remove waste in the paint process. Understand and measure waste in the process.
  • Tooling: Select appropriate tools, jigs and fixtures, including specialised hand tools, power tool, spraying and polishing requirements to meet vehicle launch mission, quality and hours per car targets, whilst ensuring operator safety targets are achieved.
  • Health and Safety: Liaise with the Health and Safety department to ensure all processes and materials are suitable for the manufacturing environment. Complete project Environmental Checklists when raising Projects.
  • Production Support: Investigate and resolve Manufacturing Engineering related build issues, providing timely containments to ensure that product quality is not compromised and inform technicians of process changes.
  • Quality Improvements: Work with Current Vehicle Engineering to ensure new or modified product content is integrated seamlessly into the production environment
  • Technical Support: Provide information about build process, sequence and technical specifications for next generation platforms to colour development, design team and current vehicle production teams.

    Qualification & Experience:

  • Engineering ONC
  • HNC/Degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Member of a relevant Engineering institute and either professionally registered, or working towards registration.
  • Proven track record in a Technical / Engineering role
  • Demonstrable experience of managing teams.
  • Thorough understanding of lean manufacturing principles and their application.
  • Detailed understanding of Paint shop processes and mechanisms of application.
  • Strong Project management skills, ability to prioritise and simplify problems.

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 now' 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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