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Parts Quality - Lead Engineer - Exterior

Apply now Job no: 503198
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Manufacturing

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:

Responsible for the correct, efficient and timely introduction of new parts into the supply base to support new vehicle introduction. Also support with defective part root cause analysis and permanent corrective actions within the supply base.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of engineers to deliver the quality requirements of the department in a correct, efficient and timely manner.
  • The selection and approval of parts suppliers to Aston Martin.
  • Agreement of the vehicle and part quality requirements with the Programme, R&D, Manufacturing departments, including the supplier for the development and approval of the Vehicle Inspection Standard (VIS) and Part Quality Standard (PQS).
  • The support of part and process design, development and correction using engineering and quality tools (i.e. DFMEA, PFMEA, PPAP, APQP, 8D, 5WHY, Ishikawa diagrams, PPS, etc.)
  • The delivery of off tool, off process 100% accurate parts and their final approval using the Aston Martin Part Approval Process (AMPAP).
  • The support of Suppliers, Launch and Manufacturing departments through pre-production build phases into the Start Of Production (SOP) at all manufacturing facilities.
  • Containment and solution of
  •  any parts quality issues by improving the parts or supplier throughout the life of the part.
  • The regular reporting of part and issue status to management.
  • Conducting regular one-to-one review meetings and 6- and 12-month appraisals with direct reporting engineers.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering
  • Knowledge of Quality tools techniques
  • Experienced problem solver
  • The ability to self-manage and work under pressure to deliver and thrive in an ever changing and dynamic environment
  • Proven experience of managing the supply base to deliver the quality processes.
  • Proven team leadership skills within a quality function.
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional team meetings to define clear improvement action plans and close-out in a timely manner.
  • Skills in reliability and robustness engineering

Behaviours:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in teams of various sizes across all areas to be able to influence the successful delivery of the requirements of those teams.
  • Flexibility to work incremental hours at short notice if necessary, to ensure that the manufacturing build requirements can be achieved.

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