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Salary: Market related

Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 03 Jun 2021

Reference: 4922

Role: Tooling and Fixtures Design Engineer

Location: Gaydon – with the requirement to support other manufacturing sites across the Midlands.

Contract type: Ongoing contract

We are looking for Designers who come with a wealth of Design experience across the Automotive Build Process.


  • This is a Jig & Fixture Design Engineer role within Manufacturing Engineering. 
  • Responsibilities will include the design of both Body in White (BIW) and Trim and Final (T&F) Assembly Fixtures. 
  • You will be responsible for the fixture design from kick off to design delivery and successfully physical fixture handover. 
  • You will be required to support the continual development of the department lessons learnt (Continual Improvement), and the continual development of Tooling and Design Standards
  • You will be required to demonstrate a wide range of previous Assembly Fixture experiences. 


  • Engineering Design Skills and Locator Strategy knowledge
  • Concept design and detailed design of Pallets
  • 3D Detail Design and 2D Detail Drawing experience
  • To Project Manage a Design Project with minimal Lead Engineer support
  • To Co-ordinate and Manage Internal Customers and Suppliers (to provide data in a timely manner)
  • To Drive Improvements into our Standards, Processes and Methods of working
  • To Create and Update into our Standards, Processes and Methods of working
  • To gain Customer Feedback, and drive that back into our working practices

Projects could include (but not limited to)

Body In White

  • BIW Assembly Fixtures (Geometry and Non-Geometry)
  • Pallets
  • Grippers (Geo and Non-Geo)
  • Transfer System End Effectors, Put Downs, Take-Outs

Trim & Final

  • T&F Assembly Jigs and Fixtures (Geometry and Non-Geometry)
  • Pallets
  • Hand Tools
  • Lift Assistor End Effectors
  • Carrier End Effectors
  • Chassis Engine and Decking area Tooling / Hand Tools / End Effectors
  • Robotic Cells Tooling - Tooling / Grippers / End Effectors



  • Ability to do Compatibility Assessments / Impact Assessments
  • Working knowledge of Assembly and Part Locator Strategy Requirements
  • 3D Tool Design Skills from Concept, through Detail to Detailing and Delivery
  • Ability to generate and resolve Design Snags and Issues.  Driving resolutions of issues and feeding back.
  • 2D Manufacturing (Detailed) Drawing
  • Buy Offs and Handover - to manage buy-off and hand-over of tooling designs with Customers and Tool room.
  • Working knowledge of Assembly Tooling Standards and Pallet Designs
  • To comply with and ensure that all data delivered is robust, meets expectations and is properly managed,
  • Demonstrable Cost Engineering - cost & feasibility studies in support of engineering change proposals
  • Ability to assess both internal and external designs with respect to total lifetime Value For Money Assessment (for Design, Industrialisation and Production).
  • Ability to collaborate to produce (Collision Free) Tool Collision Studies. 


  • Vendor Tool Design Experience
  • Pneumatic Controls Engineer
  • Electrical Controls Engineer (E Plan)
  • Experience of working on automotive Projects
  • Knowledge of automotive Tooling Standards
  • Static and Dynamic Load Calculation Assessment / FEA Analysis Experience (within Catia environment)
  • Dynamic Load Analysis skills (within Catia environment)
  • Ergonomic assessments for Pallets
  • FEA Analysis skills.
  • Basic RobCAD abilities (ability to load high level viewing of RobCAD files within the RobCAD environment)
  • Catia v6 trained.