Gauge & Fixture Design Engineer


  • £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Telford
  • Posted: 11/11/2021
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 025420419

Job Details

An experienced design engineer in the field of dimensional checking & poke yoke gauges/ fixtures is sought, initially for an interim 6 month fixed term contract with the potential for a full time contract of employment.
Gauge & Fixture Design Engineer
6 month fixed term contract

Location : Telford
This is initially a hands on problem solving role requiring an expert in the design and functionality of dimensional / quality gauges and fixtures for us in high volume manufacturing environment.
Duties:
o Review current fixtures with original suppliers to identify potential improvements for pick up, locating and repeatability
o Identify potential issues with gauging and re-design fixtures as required including any layouts for cooling, hydraulics, electrics.
o Liaise with supplier of gauges, fixtures and tooling from design through to buy off
o Generate tooling specification documentation & SOPs
o  Formal sign off for gauge and fixture design  
o Accountability to ensure gauge and fixture remains within the agreed budgets
o Produce manuals, service instructions, spares list, drawings and maintenance requirements.
o Apply design for Manufacturability (DFM) principals to evaluate product designs and produce summary reports to support engineering and quoting activities
Experience: 
Applications are sought from experienced Production Engineers or Design Engineers with extensive experience designing quality checking gauges, work holding fixtures and poke yoke devices for use in volume manufacturing.
o You will need to be able to demonstrate both the design experience and the hands on manufacturing experience to assess any current problems and develop strategies, modifications and corrective actions.
o Experienced designer of checking gauges, jigs, tools and fixtures for series production incorporating poke yoke devices, electronics, pneumatics and sensors
o Proficient using 2D/ 3D CAD – CATIA, Solidworks, AutoCAD
o Demonstrate expertise in GD&T & Datum strategy  
o Liaise with external suppliers/manufacturers of tools and gauge equipment
o Strong problem solving ability and communication skills
o HNC or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Design
This is initially a fixed term contract for a period of 6 months which might lead to the creation of a full time employment opportunity for the successful candidate.
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