• Process Improvement Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Gloucestershire-Woodchester
    Job Reference
    No. of Openings
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    Manufacturing Services Division
    Job Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Renishaw's Manufacturing Services Division is seeking a Senior Process Improvement Engineer. This role will be responsible for the delivery of innovative, efficient, and capable process engineering projects within a high variety, high complexity, and challenging precision optical / electro-mechanical assembly environment. Note that new or recent engineering, physics, and maths graduate applications will be considered.




    • Proactive process development and technical support of optical-mechanical products (process robustness, product cost reduction, cost of quality reduction, process control enhancement, efficiency
    • improvement and process modelling, waste reduction, and process deskilling)
    • The investigation of process problems and root-cause analysis, with the implementation of robust corrective action within challenging deadlines
    • Continuous improvement activities within the supported areas using fact-based metrics
    • Analysis of process performance data to justify improvement actions
    • Design of assembly processes and product interaction equipment (including tooling, jigs, fixtures)
    • The processing and evaluation of design changes
    • The justification, specification and implementation of new process equipment
    • Regular interaction with the product divisions and the support services within the manufacturing services division.

    Key requirements 


    • The minimum of a degree level of education (2:1 or above) in a relevant technical discipline (manufacturing systems, mechanical engineering, or physics)
    • A high level of PC literacy. 

    Desirable requirements

    • Success in the management and delivery of technically challenging engineering activities
    • Successful application of structured problem solving and statistical analysis techniques (e.g. Six Sigma)
    • Awareness of lean manufacturing tools and techniques and an understanding of production metrics (productivity, efficiency, waste)
    • Mechanical design awareness using 3D modelling packages
    • Understanding of metrology, measurement techniques and calibration.
    • Opportunities for career development and training
    • The opportunity to progress through the grade structure based on performance and increasing skills & knowledge 
      Person Specification


    • Happy to work on team-based activities as well as demonstrate autonomy
    • Good activity priority management
    • Ability to spot potential areas for improvement irrelevant of current tasks
    • Hands on practical ability
    • Maintain a positive can-do attitude
    • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a high-pressure environment
    • Strong communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.



    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.

    Person specification






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