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REQ ID: 122398
JOB TITLE: Inverter Mechanical and Prototype Manager
SALARY: £55,000 - £74,000

POSTING START DATE: 06/06/2024

POSTING END DATE: 13/06/2024

LOCATION: Gaydon
 
We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

As the Inverter Mechanical & Prototype Group Product Owner, you will be responsible for leading the team responsible for Mechanical design and Prototype Build within the Advanced Inverter Group. Specifically, this includes overall responsibility for Inverter concept, design, analysis and release as well as prototype assembly. 

You will be based within JLRs Advanced Power Electronics group which has a focus on a range of high voltage components including Traction Inverters, On-board Chargers and DCDC Converters and you will work closely with a range of groups within engineering, quality, and regulatory teams to ensure compliance with relevant industry standards and regulations, including ISO 26262. This is a highly visible and impactful role, offering the opportunity to shape the future of JLR’s Inverter product line up. 

 

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

 

  • Line management and technical leadership of the Inverter Mechanical & Prototype Group and mentoring and development of group team members.
  • Responsible for the deployment and execution of JLR’s mechanical engineering and CAE processes for Advanced Inverter Projects and for the deployment and execution of prototype build processes for Advanced Inverter Projects.
  • Collaborate and align with mechanical and system integration colleagues across the domain and wider business to ensure Inverters meet all integration, functional, non-functional and legislative requirements and collaborate with internal and external manufacturing engineering teams to ensure alignment of design with manufacturing strategy, technology and capability and with cost engineering to ensure designs meet cost targets.
  • Manage group planning and resourcing; Risk Reporting & Mitigation and support the team’s escalation requests.
  • Development of the mechanical engineering and CAE strategy and methods for the team and of the prototype build strategy and methods for the item.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

 

In order to be considered for this position the successful candidate needs to have experience in drafting and reviewing 2D drawings with application of GD&T to BS8888; experience performing first-principles analysis (stress-strain, thermal, tolerance, sealing, bolt loading, cost and mass optimisation); demonstrable experience using failure mode avoidance tools and methods as well as failure analysis tools to determine root cause and experience successfully leading and developing a cross functional team. 

 

Essential

 

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver complex electro-mechanical projects in a mass production environment; able to negotiate, collaborate and apply sound reasoning to drive progress and to proactively engage resources to deliver against milestones.
  • Expert knowledge of machining principles, fabrication / sheet metal, design of plastic injection molding, overmolding, stamped & cast parts.
  • Experience in fixture design in Tooling and Assembly, Bolt Calculation, Sealing design & Busbar design experience and Tolerance stack analysis.
  • Knowledge design of sub-assemblies including PCBA, highly proficient in CAD, CATIA preferred and knowledge of HV Power Electronics, in particular Traction Inverters.
  • Experience designing assemblies with high voltage creepage and clearance requirements / design rules.
     

 

SO WHY US?

 

Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes JLR the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At JLR, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

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