Improvement Engineer

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the company:

We are BRACE automotive engineering. We are ingenious petrol heads. We eat, dream, sleep automotive system engineering in power train, interior and chassis domain. We deliver pragmatic, agile workable solutions in tune with our 'customers' heart beat and share best practices out of our own experience and our BRACE vision.

the function:

In this function you report to the supervisor of the Base Engine group and Project lead engineer of the running business project team. The running business team is responsible for maintaining the engines currently in production. In this team you have a variety of responsibilities: • In cooperation with designers and mechanical component experts you develop new or adapt existing Constructions for the Base Engine platforms by market wishes and / or technical reasons. • Your focus is functionality, reliability, quality, robustness, manufacturability. • You are leading in technical know-how, solution validation program and defining this together with mechanical experts, the CAE and engine test department. • You analyze results and make detailed technical proposals to resolve issues. • You work closely together with EU and NA service organization and testing department to quickly analyze and resolve emerging field issues. • Working method: Working according Six Sigma techniques and Agile project management.

your profile:

• Bachelor or master degree on mechanical or engine engineering • Capable of fast in dept expertise knowledge built-up Engine component and system knowledge • Used to handle multiple problem projects, you can handle the resulting stress. • Design for Six Sigma and Problem Solving skills. • In depth analysis of engine logs and customer field data related to engine fault codes Analysis of complex set of data Personal Competences • Clear communication (both verbal as presentation wise) • Pro-Active and result driven, • Good organizational skills • Experience with correlating field data with events is an advantage. • Automotive (Engine Hardware) knowledge is a Pre

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Engineers choose BRACE for the following reasons:

Our excellent reputation has brought BRACE a unique client portfolio, creating an assurance for diversity and become involved in challenging projects at high level. Your entrepreneurship and passion for technology create a perfect blend to realise effective client solutions. Your career path will be paved with a specialised cumulated experience tough diversified portfolio of challenging projects.
At BRACE, ideas become reality. We foster your ambitions: BRACE encourages passionate automotive engineers to continue developing themselves. Our organisation support you with your personal development plan, we cultivate a professional vision on Human Resource Management, we facilitate training and education, and we organise team building events with your colleagues. You are invited to build your own career within BRACE automotive.
In your role as a technical expert you are involved in technological projects with a high degree of diversity and complexity on a daily basis. You will cumulate experience with internal projects or at our client’s location. With BRACE you can be sure about a challenging job in an ever changing environment. You can count on a highly motivated, dynamic and committed employer.
We expect you to work in teams with your colleagues. Passion for automotive engineering and innovative ideas are the common denominator. You can find a multitude of reference projects on our website and blog. Since its origins in 1977, BRACE has developed to a renowned development and engineering organisation within a group of over 250 employees.

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