Product Issue Prevention Lead Engineer – 39539 (599)

Warwick, Warwickshire

Automotive Engineering » Quality

Competitive salary

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We're currently seeking candidates for a prestigious automotive client looking for a Product Issue Prevention Lead Engineer in Coventry & Warwickshire! You'll be part of a dynamic team committed to enhancing quality and customer satisfaction. As a key member of the Issue Prevention department, you'll spearhead technical risk reduction initiatives by fostering Failure Mode Avoidance methodologies throughout the organization. Your responsibilities include reviewing Powertrain DFMEAs, facilitating FMA workstreams, and driving risk reduction strategies. With a strong emphasis on relationship building and collaboration, along with a deep understanding of Failure Mode Avoidance, you'll be instrumental in delivering exceptional results. If you're results-driven, adaptable, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, apply now!

Position Description:
You will be joining a dynamic team dedicated to improving quality and customer satisfaction. In this position, you will be joining the Issue Prevention department, whose purpose is to deliver exceptional customer experience by driving technical risk reduction at the earliest opportunity through coaching, mentoring and facilitating Failure Mode Avoidance methodologies throughout the enterprise.

You will be responsible for (but not limited to):
  • Reviewing the maturity of Powertrain DFMEAs to drive their continuous improvement, sharing the results and working alongside the Engineering Teams to define & deliver improvement plans
  • Supporting Engineering with FMA workstream scoping and prioritisation
  • Articulating FMA KPIs to stakeholders around the business
  • Acting as coach, facilitator and/or mentor of FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) and DRBFM (Design Review Based on Failure Modes) projects on new and existing products
  • Driving risk reduction in Engineering via deep dives on targeted commodities and failure modes
  • Providing improvement suggestions to our FMA (Failure Mode Avoidance) processes, tools and training materials
Skills Required:
  • Failure Mode Avoidance / DFMEA
  • Product Engineering & Release
  • Relationship building & collaboration
Experience Required:
Technical: A deep theoretical and practical understanding of Failure Mode Avoidance. Working knowledge of Product Development processes. Experience as an DFMEA author, coach, assessor and/or moderator Experience in delivery of complex projects across a wide range of stakeholders to deliver objectives to demanding timelines Good interpersonal / communication skills, incl. presentation, analytical and written skills Good understanding of prevent recurrence and issue management processes

Profile: An individual who is results and data driven. A flexible working style with the ability to rapidly prioritise their workload. A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas and influence stakeholders. An effective team player who proactively supports team members. Able to interface and influence at all levels within the company, ability to motivate and drive cross-functional teams. Highly disciplined and tenacious to follow open issues through to closure. Self-motivation, dependability, and the ability to work with minimal supervision Is action-oriented, proactive and works at pace Is adaptable, resilient, and open to change

Experience Preferred:
  • Experience of FMEA industry standards / guidance (AIAG-VDA and/or SAE)
  • Experience using Reliasoft or similar FMA software
  • Experience using Tableau
  • Experience in systems engineering (and ideally Model Based System Engineering)
  • Experience with working on Agile project teams
  • Experience with Requirements management and design verification planning
  • Physics of failure knowledge

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