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Paint NPI Engineer

Location: Liverpool

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 167277

Our international Tier 1 automotive manufacturing client is looking for a Paint NPI Engineer to join them on a permanent basis.

Main duties & responsibilities:

· Project Planning to meet customer-defined milestones & deadlines

· Design for Manufacture – design & development of components at the front end of project

· Review & implementation of new Customer Standards

· Lead & facilitate NPI review meetings, both internally & externally

· Present status of programmes to both the wider team & Customer representatives

· Design & development of Paint Jigs & Carriers – from concept to implementation

· Oversee & support the introduction of new paint colours

· Preparation & supply of Paint PDP document for each project

· Facilitate the creation of Lessons Learned documentation on completion of programme

· Monitor & facilitate project expenditure and assess impact on the overall programme budget

· Work with APQP Engineer to develop DFMEA & Control Plan for new products

· Other duties as assigned to support the business

Skills & Experience:

· Educated to HNC or equivalent with relevant discipline/experience within manufacturing

· Direct experience of APQP & PPAP

· Good decision-making & troubleshooting skills

· Self-motivated/self-directed i.e. able to work independently of others if required, with minimal supervision

· Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workloads to meet project deadlines

· Experience in Paint application techniques and requirements

· Automotive background (preferred)

· Understanding of continuous improvement techniques and tools

· Understanding of the functional operation of an Automated Paint facility

· Excellent project management skills

· Knowledge of “A” Class painted surface standards

· Previous experience of automotive project launches preferred

· Knowledge of JIT & IATF:16949 would be an advantage.

· Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing