Dimensional Variation Analysis Engineer
McLaren Automotive
Woking, GB
1d ago
  • When our founder Bruce McLaren passed away at the age of 35, he left behind a legacy that has shaped who we are today. Of course, we have an unrivalled heritage which has its roots in racing;
  • but McLaren Automotive is now creating a story of its own and we want you to be a part of it.

    For the next 5 years as part of McLaren’s Track 22 plan, we are looking to invest £1 billion into Research and Development, leading to the launch of 15 all-

    new cars or derivatives during this period.

    Keeping in line with our racing heritage and iconic sports cars, we embrace performance, quality, passion, and excellence, not just in our products but in our people too.

    The Job :

    As a Dimensional Variation Analysis Engineer, you will engage at the very front end of the conceptual design process and play an integral role within the project, to influence the overall Styling, Design, and Manufacturing concepts of our future products.

    This function is crucial to integrating major vehicle systems; its outputs provide the basis for supplier measurement and gauging activities, as well as the design of major body assembly jigs and framing fixtures.

    This is a challenging area to develop in, giving a complete system view of the vehicle and a detailed knowledge of the various component manufacturing processes.

    The role develops interpersonal and communication skills by challenging the ability to persuade, convince, and guide with assertion, while building important relationships at all levels both internally and externally across the business.

    The Role :

  • Dimensional Variation Analysis Work cross-functionally to develop and define a complete dimensional control concept. This concept is used to evaluate the product and process design capability against critical quality targets for major vehicle systems, including exterior and interior.
  • Apply 3D Tolerance simulation analysis / Digital simulation tools to prove out multiple concepts and ultimately validate the effectiveness of the optimal complete vehicle concept.

    Build tolerance simulation models using 3DCS to evaluate design concept capability. Collate the results to generate reports against vehicle aesthetic and functional targets, to give direction on the areas that require improvement through the concept phase.

    Attend design reviews to support the development of the overall vehicle concept to ensure previous lessons learned and concept issues are raised, thus finding optimal design solutions.

    Raise all validated concerns into the McLaren faults management system. Develop a thorough understanding of the various component manufacturing processes with respect to best practice tooling philosophies.

    Provide Input to manufacturing assembly sequence and assembly concept decision making process

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Ensure FT&A / GD&T in released designs is in accordance with BS : 8888 ISO : 1101 and supports vehicle dimensional concept in context to downstream manufacturing processes.
  • Provide support in generating Datum strategy concepts, (Using GD&T), which sets overall engineering concept; which is required for Assembly jigs, Fixtures, and measurement plans.

    What will you get involved in?

  • Design Reviews
  • Manufacturing process reviews
  • DVA Tolerance Analysis Modelling
  • GD&T (BS8888) development
  • Who are we looking for?

  • As one of our Dimensional Variation Analysis Engineers you will naturally have an aptitude to learn and develop your engineering skills, with regard to tolerance analysis and the impact of tolerance on the engineering and manufacturing processes.
  • We work in a fast-paced environment so the ability to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought, and decisive authority is crucial.
  • You may be required to travel to off-site development facilities, within the UK and throughout Europe, therefore a flexible approach to travel is required.
  • Other traits of a successful McLaren employee will include excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and excellent attention to detail.
  • Requirements :

    A degree in mechanical / automotive engineering or similar (2 : 1 or above) or equivalent experience in a similar role.

    Ideally you will also have experience of :

  • CATIA V5
  • GD&T And its application to the BS8888 standard
  • 8D or Practical Problem Solving (PPS)
  • Methodical approach to work with strong analytical skills
  • Self-starter capable of using initiative
  • New product development experience in the Automotive Industry
  • 3DCS Tolerance analysis software, or similar
  • The application of best practice location strategies for a range of components / assemblies, materials and manufacturing processes covering composites, polymer mouldings, pressed steel / aluminium sheet metal, castings, and laminates
  • Basic understanding of jig and fixture concepts
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Basic understanding of SPC, statistics and process capabilities
  • McLaren Automotive are growing and we are looking for you to help us to continue to grow and improve the way we do things around here.

    Our people are at the heart of everything we do and take their roles very personally; often taking upon duties that are not detailed above to get the job done.

    If this puts you off, then you need not apply but if you are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to develop a truly breath-

    taking career with McLaren Automotive creating world class performance cars, then apply now.

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