• Senior Assembly Operator

    Job Locations UK-Edinburgh
    Job Reference
    No. of Openings
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    Group Engineering
    Job Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Renishaw’s Group Engineering Division in Edinburgh are looking for an experienced assembly operative.

    As the successful applicant you will be involved in the assembly and inspection of products to a specified quality standard, in-line with a defined production schedule. You will work closely with internal R&D and design teams on production and pre-production systems, and will have a “can do” attitude. You will also be able to communicate well and have a proven record of good time-keeping and attendance. This is a chance for an experienced operator to join a new and exciting operation within the business. With this role comes the benefit of starting early on the project and being able to influence process development.



    • Assemble and inspect products to defined standards. The processes will involve optical, mechanical and electrical components.
    • Follow instructions, both written and verbal, and highlight any deficiencies observed in the process.
    • Help to develop, support and implement new processes and procedures where identified.
    • Be involved in all aspects of the manufacture from goods-in to despatch.
    • Receive, store, locate, pick, kit and pack components and finished products.
    • Carry out inspection and test of materials, parts and sub-assemblies.
    • Use the skills and techniques acquired during training, to work in an efficient and quality conscious manner so that product quality and production targets are met.
    • Inform supervisors of any problems that exist which may affect the quality of the product.
    • Work sensibly and safely at all times, ensuring compliance with Health and Safety regulations and reporting all Health and Safety concerns immediately.
    • Maintain a clean and ordered work environment and adhere to cleanroom operating procedures.

    Key requirements:

    • Electro-mechanical assembly experience.
    • Basic electronic assembly skills: soldering, wiring and PCB assembly.
    • A high level of dexterity.
    • Good eyesight, with spectacles/lenses if worn.
    • The flexibility to adapt and continually improve.
    • The confidence to operate machinery, test equipment and computer systems, incl MS Office products
    • The ability to read and correctly interpret build instructions.
    • Proficiency with technical information (e.g., engineering drawings, standard operating procedures and quality requirements).
    • Experience with typical electro-mechanical assembly techniques found in a production environment.
    • A minimum of four N5/GCSE A-C passes (or equivalent), including Maths and English

    Person specification:


    This is an exciting opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art manufacture facility and be able to influence products and processes. The successful applicant will be able to work with minimum supervision and be able to show initiative to recommend changes where applicable. Good written and verbal communication are necessary, along with a positive attitude and a flexible approach to work.




    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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