EDS Component (Mechanical) Engineer

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Country: United Kingdom (GB) 
City: Basildon
Worksite / Location: Basildon 

Job Function: Engineering 
Job Discipline: Engineering 
Job Family: Engineering 


Yazaki Corporation, a family-owned company, was founded in 1929 as the first Japanese manufacturer of automobile wiring harness systems. Within the automotive business our product range includes wiring harness systems, plug connection systems and electronic systems. More than 284,000 committed and highly motivated employees in 478 locations in 45 countries make us one of the most successful international automotive suppliers. 



We are currently recruiting for permanent EDS Component Engineer to be based at our Basildon site. The main purpose of the role is to lead the design, development, testing and sign off for new components that support the wiring harness fit and function. e.g. channels, brackets, retainers, grommets, terminals, connectors, etc


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of the component design concept with internal harness engineers, designers, as well as external development & production suppliers.
  • Assist with the creation of initial design concepts for components and develop designs through prototype phases and to serial production
  • Establish, agree and track the implementation of component timing plans internally, and with suppliers and customers
  • Coordinate development partners / suppliers for the 2D/3D design. Track open issues and run regular reviews to ensure issue closure in a timely manner.
  • Lead internal and customer releasing of components to support project timing.
  • Review and agree the designs with suppliers and customers
  • Ensure DFA/DFM processes are followed
  • Define specifications (internal and customer) for specific components and cascade to development partners / suppliers
  • Author and obtain approval of Component Product Specification (CPS) document.
  • Monitor component design and development to ensure adherence to CPS
  • Ensure specifications are met by proposed design
  • Define component sign off testing plan and agree with customer.
  • Oversee testing according to plan and report sign off status regularly internally and to customer.
  • Investigate any test issues or failures and lead teams to resolve and re-validate.
  • Participate in all relevant customer and supplier meetings
  • Prepare and lead presentations for component reviews
  • Support product design reviews internally and at customer locations
  • Support prototype vehicle builds at customer locations
  • Review and document issues and track to resolution



  • University degree in electrical, mechanical or automotive engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Previous practical design experience from an automotive background
  • Solid experience in automotive industry
  • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers
  • Knowledge of component development process
  • Knowledge of material properties (plastics and metals)
  • Knowledge of plastic moulding and metal stamping processes
  • Knowledge of Catia for 3D and 2D design
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a diverse team
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent communication skills in written & verbal English
  • Self-sufficient, self-motivated and proactive
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Project
  • High attention to detail
  • Full valid driving licence to drive in the UK
  • Right to work in the UK



Please note that Yazaki do not offer work permits, visas or sponsorships.


The successful applicant will be offered an attractive reward package and continuous personal development within a global leading organisation.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Healthcare including medical cash plan
  • Life Assurance
  • 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)


At Yazaki, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. 


We are looking forward to receiving your application and getting to know you. Please apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. We wish you all the success in your application! 


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