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.
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
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.
Apply on-line or call Robert Wigley for a confidential discussion
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