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Wind Noise Launch support Engineer

Apply now Job no: 493299
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Product Development


Aston Martin 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:

Wind Noise engineer to support new platform creation, vehicle, module and component development within New Model Launch.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Carry out vehicle Wind Noise subjective assessment and objective measurements.
  • Confirmation that vehicles are built to design standards and attribute requirement. As agreed and cascaded by the Vehicle Evaluation Team.
  • Carry out contribution and sensitivity analysis for issues to assure target sign-off.
  • Responsibility for meeting the Quality target for the Wind Noise attribute between 1PT – J#1+90 build-phases, proactively fault-finding issues, completing off-tracks vehicle evaluations, tracking faults, introducing Containments & Permanent Corrective Actions.
  • Presenting build status for Wind Noise.
  • Attend relevant Application Team meetings; report, discuss and help resolution of all Wind Noise related Concerns.
  • Develop Lessons Learnt which will improve current vehicle line-up from conception to customer, achieve all requirements and targets.
  • Liaise with suppliers, New Model Launch (NML), Current Vehicle Engineering (CVE), Press Garage (MVEC) and Virtual Series (VS) teams to share Wind Noise issue knowledge.
  • Development of various tracking systems and documents for logging issues, containment and countermeasure effectiveness, analysing and presenting findings.
  • Develop upon existing methodology, guidelines and processes to support the design, development, and manufacture of a Wind Noise free vehicle.
  • Oversee relevant launch mileage assessments, completing pre-mid-post evaluations.
  • Follow Aston Martin Programme Control System (MISSION) process and ensure all required information and actions are completed within requested time.
  • Additional tasks may be added depending on skills of the applicant.

Qualification & Experience:

  • The candidate should be degree qualified, preferably with NVH content, or working towards an equivalent qualification.
  • Overall vehicle & build knowledge is essential, considerable practical experience of AML products would support application in lieu of formal qualifications.
  • A good understanding of general NVH is essential.
  • A good understanding of design guidelines for wind noise mitigation; test, development, and verification requirements; plus manufacturing process and verification.
  • Significant Automotive experience ideally gained in NVH development or Wind Noise mitigation
  • Experience of working in NVH test environment.
  • Subjective evaluation of vehicle attributes.
  • Ability to process, analysis and report test data, use of Excel & PowerPoint
  • Good knowledge and mentality on problem solving process (e.g. 8D, 6 sigma).
  • Knowledge on MISSION or equivalent product creation process (GPDS, NPI).
  • Knowledge of LMS Test.Lab, HEAD ArtemiS, GFaI Acoustic Camera Noise Image.

Personal Attributes:

  • A proactive approach to problem solving and vehicle attribute improvement.
  • Ability to work confidently alone or as part of a team.
  • Good communication skill with various departments and management levels. 
  • Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks to meet customer needs.

Remuneration Package includes:

  • Circa £36,000 per annum (in line with experience).
  • Ford privilege discount - Discount on new model year Ford product
  • Private Medical Cover - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost
  • Health Shield Cash Plan - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost
  • Holidays - 26 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Individual Performance Bonus (IPB)
  • Service Days – One service day for each 5 years of service up to a maximum of 5 Service days
  • Company Pension Scheme – Initial 3% company contributions rising (after two years’ service) to double-matched company contributions of up to 12%

There really has never been a better time to join Aston Martin Lagonda, with strong financial results, a significant growth plan in place, a new site nearing completion and arguably the strongest model line up in the Company’s history, so if you feel ready to take the next exciting step in your already successful career and become part of the AML family apply today for consideration.

                                                                                                                                      HRN: VEN054

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