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Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):

To own and drive dimensional quality activities insupport of new Lotus product. This role is specifically to focus on Body / BiWdimensional activities during project delivery and ensuring continuousimprovement in production.

The future for Lotus is very bright andvery ambitious. This role willprovide the candidate the opportunity to be instrumental in the quality upliftof Lotus products that the business desires. The role will allowthe candidate to shape the way we work and implement their own ideas /processes based on previous best practice experience.

 

·        Leadcross functional team to define Lotus’ Body of Quality strategy to ensure ‘bestin class’ dimensional accuracy and capability

·        Body/BiWdimensional target setting, progress tracking and achievement

·        SupportManufacturing Engineering with industrialisation phase i.e. facility layout /flows within Body build areas ensuring Quality requirements are understood(including external partners/suppliers where appropriate).

·        Research,propose and implement appropriate technological measurement techniques toprovide quality data from both in process and off line measurement.

·        Definitionand ownership of internal measurement plans for new product, working closelywith manufacturing Engineering to deliver.

·        Supportengineering design reviews and section book reviews.

·        SupportingPerceived Quality team to develop Exterior gap & flush targets, providingbasic tolerance stack analysis support to ensure feasibility.

·        Conductvirtual assessments of body engineering design throughout development phase toensure target achievement.

·        Plan& lead body matching activities during pre-production phases, ensuring allissues are captured and fed back into engineering / supplier for resolution

·        Responsiblemonitoring & reporting (mass production) of body dimensional accuracy(PIST)

·        Clearbusiness reporting of PIST status and corrective action progress

·        Leadcontinuous improvement (CI) activities using Lean Six Sigma Methodology toidentify areas for improvement and deliver business objectives

·        Setup CI forum to review SPC / CMM data identifying where out of specificationpoints exist. Perform trend analysis on statistical data to instigate actionswhen breaks in conventions exists or out of specifications points areidentified. Identifying appropriate actions and owners to resolve concernsidentified.

Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria)

·        HNC minimum in an automotiveengineering discipline

·         Must have experience of automotive bodyassembly techniques / systems either as OEM or Tier 1 supplier. Must be able todemonstrate application of engineering quality tools & techniques

·        Highlevel of dimensional and geometrical knowledge. Working knowledge ofstatistical control tools & techniques. Six sigma Green belt certified

·        Must have an appreciation of automotiveengineering quality tools within vehicle programmes

·        Analytical,structured, confident, with good communication skills. Must be able to workalone and as part of a small team

·        Working knowledge of vehicle bodysystems.