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Automotive & Aerospace / Engineering

Prototype Supervisor Full Time

We are working on behalf of our client. An international group manufacturing within Tier 1 Automotive who are on the lookout for a Prototype Supervisor to join them at their research and development centre based in Newton Aycliffe.

This is a full time permanent role


The Prototype Supervisor is part of the R&D Centre team focussed on leading the Prototype manufacturing area from enquiry, prototype production control, through to delivery. The role encompasses day to day coordination with the prototype team, manufacturing project team, suppliers and customers



Key Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Planning workload within the Prototype Area and reporting issues and advising resolutions
  • Face to customers on prototype topics
  • Supervision and leadership of prototype team, facilities, staffing and development of people and facilities
  • Leading prototype RFQ, supplier liaison, planning and monitoring builds and prepare planning/tracking for all projects
  • Regularly review of prototype status documentation
  • Report prototype lessons learned to the Process Development team in order to support coming industrialization phases
  • Responsible for Health and Safety in the Prototype area
  • Detailed planning for each and every project, advising kick-off timing to achieve customer MRD
  • Reaction to late design changes, late kick-offs, late changes to build plans, mid build design changes
  • Regularly monitoring of customer build information liaising with Program Managers, Quality engineers, project team and Resident Engineers and communication with this team throughout the prototype process
  • Investigating continuous improvement and Innovation potential within the prototype area (Processes, Procedures, Technologies, Training and Development of Staff etc)
  • Responsible for forward planning of future projects for monthly capacity reviews
  • Planning for Budget and Investment requirements
  • Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers, customers, project teams and other Prototype Centres globally
  • Leading effective & efficient administrative support


Required Qualifications and Experience

  • High level of experience working within an Engineering chassis environment, knowledge of the process steps involved, also ability to organise department and own workload and priorities.
  • Experience of Project Management
  • Be educated to at least a degree level in an Engineering discipline
  • Proven ability to work within a team and be an effective communicator with both customers and suppliers
  • Have strong analytical and numerical skills with the proven ability to produce accurate detailed information
  • Able to travel overseas if required



Skills, Behaviours and Competencies

  • Positive and proactive approach
  • Good presentation, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Computer literate, with working knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office Suite (Powerpoint, Word & Excel) is beneficial





  • 5 hours flexible working pattern

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 11 months ago
  • Location: Newton Aycliffe
  • Job Title: Prototype Supervisor
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