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Method Planner, Sheet Metal Forming Technology

Job Description

Method Planner, Sheet Metal Forming Technology
Mission & Main Tasks:
Method planning for sheet metal parts/press shop is part of Production Planning. In the early planning phase we check the feasibility of the sheet metal parts, work out the production methods and develop possible solutions for the production-oriented product design of sheet metal parts for new vehicle models.
Job Duties:
You will evaluate the feasibility of sheet metal parts, ensure the feasibility using forming simulations with AutoForm, create production methods or come to an agreement with suppliers and provide information about the results and document them independently.
You will optimize the sheet metal parts and their production methods throughout the whole process chain right up to the finished vehicle, in terms of safety of production processes, quality and efficiency.
You will pursue new forming technologies and implement internal benchmarks to enhance product and process quality and efficiency.
Working Relations:
You will actively represent the interests of Production Planning in relation to suppliers of tools or sheet metal parts, as well as the internal partners from Technical Development, Toolmaking, the Press Shop and the Body Shop.
You will support production planners in the manufacture of forming tools in terms of feasibility, from the initial draft component design of the development right through to use of the tool in series production.
You will have a degree in mechanical engineering/industrial engineering, ideally in the field of production technology
Alternatively we are looking for engineers with practical experience who will preferably have completed an apprenticeship as a toolmaker
Professional Skills
Extensive experience in the handling of forming simulations and CAD systems
Several years of professional experience in the area of method planning for sheet metal parts
Personal Skills
Independent working style, commitment and assertiveness
Good communication skills and happy to work in close cooperation in a team
Ability to tackle new responsibilities
Language Skills
Fluent in English
Fluent in German