Body and Interiors Manager


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Mobius Motors is looking for Body & Interiors Manager

Description
Designed, engineered and built in Kenya Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. Versatile, rugged and durable, it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.
The Body & Interiors Manager will work together with engineering team and suppliers to design, develop and deliver to production the respective complete body & interiors system and components whilst ensuring adherence to the required quality, cost, weight and function targets. The role will require a close working relationship with the Technical, Production and Supply Chain teams. Specific duties include:
1 Oversee the development and design of the exterior & interior body system (including but not limited to body Monocoque design, exterior panels, fixtures, chassis frame) through requirements definition, component selection and detailed design.
2 Supervise and manage the Body & Interiors Engineers design and development activities to ensure successful delivery of the overall Body & Interiors system.
3 Ensure compliance of the design with all vehicle attributes, technical and structural requirements.
4 Coordination of the supporting Body & Interior engineering projects including the responsibility for achieving cost and quality targets and timelines. Additionally, ensure the regular reporting of progress on targets.
5 Ensure robust design process is carried out on component designs by executing required DFMEA’s on relevant systems.
6 Ensure release and accurate maintenance of all applicable CAD drawings for the body and interior components through structured design review and engineering change approval process.
7 Work with supply chain team and closely manage suppliers on selected designs and ensure required design goals and functionality.
8 Work with Vehicle Test Engineer to ensure all body & interior components and systems are adequately functionally verified.
9 Work with supply and production teams to review body & interior systems suitability for local manufacture or integration at local assembly facility.
10 Work with Product Quality Engineer to support or lead root cause analysis on product quality issues affecting the body & interior components.
11 Support product and process cost reduction activity or improvement initiatives throughout product lifecycle.

Qualifications
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in mechanical engineering and with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. They should have knowledge in Body in White processes and possess a strong skill set in leading required projects from start to completion, interfacing with others including internal and external teams and partners. Experience within automotive industry is preferred.

Required

  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering or similar
  • Minimum 7 years related experience in mechanical engineering – preferably with a major automotive company
  • Strong problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning from data, and draw valid conclusions
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic systems and components
  • Proficient in 3D product design tools like CATIA, Solidworks
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills with regards to analysing data, data manipulation, and the ability to create information from data
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic systems and components
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving our vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team

Desired

  • Knowledge of automotive interiors process
  • Knowledge of body in white design
  • Knowledge of materials for automotive manufacture including composites
  • Functional understanding of composites manufacturing, processing and tooling practices.

Send CV and Cover letter to: faith@gearbox.co.ke