• Process Engineer - LabVIEW

    Job Locations UK-Gloucestershire-New Mills, Wotton-under-Edge
    Job Reference
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    Encoders Product Division
    Job Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Renishaw’s Encoder Products Division (EPD) designs and supplies cutting-edge position feedback technology to the world’s precision measurement, automation, and manufacturing industries. It is highly likely that something you own contains a part or device that was manufactured with the help of one of Renishaw’s encoder products.


    EPD is made up of engineers, scientists and technicians all working together to produce market leading products for sale around the world. We start with cutting edge optical, algorithm and circuit design, developing our own ASICs and sensors where required; we then use innovative mechanical engineering to turn our core technology into a range of desirable products for our broad customer base. One of the key challenges for EPD is matching the precision requirements of our build processes to the need to build repeatable quality products by the hundreds of thousands. To do this we work closely with the Manufacturing Services Division (MSD) to develop manufacturing and assembly processes and software that perform reliably and repeatedly to accuracies of a few microns. We are constantly looking to embrace innovations in the industry that give us increased quality, repeatability and traceability while reducing product cost.


    We aim to do all of this while maintaining our excellent reputation for quality, delivery and customer service.


    We are seeking to recruit a Process Development Engineer to design and develop their production test systems. These have included custom 7 axis alignment processes with material handling off loaded to 6 axis robots. A major component of this system development is LabVIEW software. These systems must be designed first and foremost to meet Renishaw’s commitment to the highest levels of quality. Future encoder developments are becoming more and more complex, requiring significant special-to-type test equipment and software.



    • As part of the project team from concept through to production: specify, design, develop and implement the assembly and test tools to guarantee high quality whilst maintaining high throughout.
    • To gain a full understanding of the system in order to pre-empt potential production and yield problems.
    • To document test systems prior to handover to full production.
    • The creation of suitable GUIs for ease of use and to allow quick and easy training of assembly operators.


    Key requirements


    • A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Physics) of 2:2 or above.
    • An understanding of the issues involved in creating interfaces for use in production environments.
    • Understanding mechanical tooling and fixture design.
    • A working knowledge of National Instruments LabVIEW coding platform (Core 1 and 2 level, CLAD or equivalent experience).
    • A mathematical aptitude.


    Desirable requirements


    • A further National Instruments LabVIEW qualification, such as Certified LabVIEW Developer, CLD.
    • Understanding of electronics and standard test equipment.
    • A background in data acquisition.
    • Understanding of statistics in relation to production processes (CpK, Gauge R&R, MSA and SPC charts).

    This role demands clear thinking and attention to detail. A ‘can-do’ attitude and enthusiasm to come up with new ideas is a must. The successful applicant will be prepared to be involved in the whole product life cycle and integrating into a project team. They must also be capable of gleaning key learning points when communicating with Principal Technical leads and Production operators alike.



    When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable, including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus and pay reviews, subsidised onsite restaurant, free parking and sports and leisure societies. Of course, we appreciate there’s more to work than the office, so we also offer 25 days holiday, Life Assurance and BUPA Renishaw Health Trust.


    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a face to face interview, which will comprise of technical and behavioural questions. This may include an informal problem-solving task(s). It is our obligation to safeguard applicants and our employees during the recruitment process. This applies to the conduct of the interview itself. All applicants will be asked at screening stage whether reasonable adjustments at interview stage are required to ensure appropriate measures are in place to facilitate an effective interview or assessment process.


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