• Senior Process Improvement Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Vale of Glamorgan-Miskin
    Job Reference
    No. of Openings
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    Manufacturing Services Division
    Job Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Renishaw’s Manufacturing Service Division (MSD), is looking to recruit a Senior Process Improvement Engineer responsible for assembly engineering process support, development, and resources. The role will include responsibility for driving proactive improvement activities, targeting quality improvements, product cost and waste reduction. 


    •  Lead and coordinate a team of production engineers
    • Ownership and support of the processes that exist within the cell(s)
    • The investigation of process problems and root-cause analysis, with the implementation of effective robust corrective action within challenging deadlines
    • The analysis of process performance data to justify improvement actions
    • Continuous improvement activities within the supported cells(s) - the elimination of waste, reduction of product cost, and the enhancement of process controls
    • The justification, specification and implementation of new process equipment
    • Ensure that processes supported and developed perform at a high level of capability and efficiency
    • Regular interaction with both product divisions and the support services within the manufacturing services division
    • A good technical understanding of the products and process (including design intent and application)

    Key requirements 

    • The minimum of a degree level of education (2:2 or above) in a relevant technical discipline (manufacturing systems, mechanical, systems, or physics)
    • Proven success in the support and development of precision assembly processes
    • Proven success in managing technical engineering activities (and ideally resources) in a dynamic environment, planning and managing the activities to a successful conclusion
    • Demonstrate practical application of cellular assembly process design and support encompassing effective control and mistake-proofing techniques
    • Strong communications & negotiation skills
    • Proven success in project management and the delivery of technically challenging, multidisciplinary engineering work
    • Proven and successful application of structured problem-solving techniques 

     Desirable requirements 

    • Trained to Six sigma green belt level
    • Previous supervision experience is desirable 

    Opportunities for career development and training

    • The opportunity to progress through the grade structure based on performance and increasing skills & knowledge 

    Person specification

    The successful candidate will have a strong technical background and will be able to demonstrate success in the support and development of complex, technically challenging assembly processes. A results-driven individual, demonstrating clear success in delivering to plan in past roles. The candidate must be able to lead and manage a team of technical staff in investigating complex and subtle process problems employing the latest analysis techniques and a sound, structured approach to ensure the correct conclusions are reached. Good communication skills are essential since the role will interface directly with MSD customers with exposure to Director level. A focused approach to waste reduction and product / process cost reduction is an essential requirement of the role




    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.



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