Senior DAQ (Design Appearance Quality), NIO

Shanghai

About Us
The automotive industry is on the cusp of profound change. We believe it isn’t just products and technology that must change; it is how people use these products, and their entire ownership experience. NIO exists to redefine what premium service means for a car company, and to make you feel something positive about owning a car again.

Position Summary
We are seeking a Senior DAQ to join our design studio based in Shanghai. Reporting to the Design Director, the successful candidate will work on a range of projects, including but not limited to, overseeing the development of colours, materials and finishes from primary master through to production, supporting for design appearance harmony evaluation review, etc.

Responsibilities

  • Work on a broad range of colour, material and finish topics as part of a growing, multinational team of highly creative people.
  • Understand and meet design, engineer, manufacturing, cost and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee the development of colours, materials and finishes from primary master through to production.
  • Lead the secondary master development. (included painting, leather, textile, PVC/PU, decoration, carpet, threads and other automotive accessories).
  • Responsible for the master release and storage management.
  • Responsible for the release and revision of appearance specification.
  • Responsible for colour & grain design appearance quality control.
  • Responsible for benchmark material and technology research & analysis.
  • Support for design appearance harmony evaluation review.
  • Support for colour, material, grain and other appearance issues solution during trial-production phase.
  • Support for the manufacturer technique evaluation and third-party testing laboratory accreditation.

Qualifications

  • Willing to continuously learn and step outside one’s comfort zone, thriving on new, complex challenges and wanting to make a difference.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced studio environment.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in material science and engineering.
  • 4+ years of work experience in an international company in the automotive sector.
  • Strong knowledge of chemical construction and material process.
  • Excellent knowledge about leather, textile, paint and etching grain.
  • Excellent colour, and tactile perception.
  • Fluent in English.

If you are interested in joining our team, we would be happy to receive your application including your salary requirements at recruiting.china@nextev.com