DfMA Engineer - Dartford
South East England UK
10d ago

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly Enginneer

Based in either our Crown House Technologies Manufacturing (CHtM) facility in Oldbury or at our Explore Industrial Park (EIP) Manufacturing Facility in Workshop, Nottingham.

Role and responsibilities outlined as follows

Reporting to the DFMA Regional Lead, the DFMA Engineer shall ensure standard methods of communication are being met at all times.

Preconstruction stages

Periods of secondment to assist with Project specific DFMA Strategies, working with the Preconstruction DFMA Lead under the guidance of the DFMA Regional Lead.

  • Establish offsite opportunities.
  • Evidence the benefits of DFMA options.
  • Understand the programme sequence to maximise the benefits.
  • Mark-up and highlight delivery groupings, so they form part of the Strategy from the outset.
  • Establish what if any, specialised transit bracketry would be necessary to facilitate each option.
  • Liaise with Select’ and Explore’ to capitalise on their experience, under the direction of the DFMA Preconstruction Lead.
  • Liaise with CHtM to update product specific costs, feeding this information in a timely manner to the Estimating Team, by means of formulation into DFMA standard schedules.
  • Establish and record what secondary manufacture would be necessary to complete the Project.
  • With the support of the Regional Lead, produce a first draft strategy stage Module Log’ complete with a secondary manufacturing tab, whereby costs associated to each item (module / loose component) are transferred into the log from the Estimators breakdowns.
  • Assist the DFMA Preconstruction Lead to complete the Projects structural strategy section’ once types and solutions are understood.
  • This is to ensure correct specialist support is understood and costed prior to construction phase.

    Construction Phase.

    It is the DFMA Engineers primary role to work to ensure the delivery of the specific Project is being undertaken, adhering to all DFMA standards and established methodology, working at all times under the guidance and support of the DFMA Regional Lead.

  • As part of the Projects kick-off’ work with the Project Team to review the DFMA Strategy and Module Log, including structural coverage.
  • Establish any differences / revisions to the Projects overall design, programme, or logistics that may influence the DFMA Strategy.
  • Formulise any necessary revisions to the Strategy, providing clear evidenced information, so any cost differences can be established from the outset.
  • To be continually monitored throughout the live phases of the Project.

  • Establish the Projects Key Plan with the Projects DE Team, providing them with individual part numbers for each DFMA item on the Project.
  • Understand the DE drawing numbering system and incorporate onto the Module Log.
  • Monitor and review each manufacturing drawing detail for the Project from a DFMA content, ensuring that the DE Team are following the DFMA Strategy, Module Log and standard fixing details.
  • Liaise with the DE Team and the Projects Structural Specialist to ensure all typed solutions, highlighted at Strategy stages are being checked.
  • Ensure any new solutions incorporated after strategy stages also follow the standard formats of structural checking, reporting the additions as a variations to the Project Team.
  • Update the centralised DFMA Structural schedules specific to the assigned Project, so a cross referenced works complete can be signed off as the Project progresses.
  • Ensure all specialist structural recommendations are incorporated by the DE Team, prior to release of manufacturing sketches to CHtM.
  • Liaise with CHtM assigned Engineer at manufacturing drawing release to establish all details are fully understood.
  • Liaise on a daily basis with the Project Engineers, capturing any specific developments that may influence DFMA.
  • Update the module log on a Weekly basis, saving the master copy on the DFMA centralised folder. Update to include, scheduled drawing completion dates, drawing revision numbers, manufacturing production progress, delivery dates and costs.
  • Report all live aspects of a Projects delivery to the DFMA Regional Lead, establishing a record of Lessons Learnt’ throughout each stage.
  • You will be expected to attend regular Product Development’ meetings, auctioning any items deemed to be under your review.

    Attendance and contribution to DFMA Monthly Team meetings is also expected, sharing lessons learnt from Project specific activities, updating the rest of the Team on Project delivery status.

    Undertake Site visits as scheduled to other DFMA Projects, to gain experience etc as required.

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