Process Engineer

16 May 2018
26 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
On the back of a successful year my client is currently looking for a Process Engineer to join their team in their headquarters based in Durham. They are international market leaders who specialise in the design and manufacture of a wide range of Mechanical Products for multiple sectors including Automotive and Oil & Gas.

As they continue to grow our business, they are looking to recruit a Process Engineer to work in our manufacturing engineering department

You will be responsible for hands-on production engineering for our rapidly expanding, innovative Tier One design and manufacturing company supplying a range of exhaust gas control valves for the world's leading truck manufacturers. This is a permanent full-time position

Job Description:

* Using state of the art manufacturing facilities, you will work in our manufacturing engineering department in order to improve efficiency and maximise return on investment
* You will implement manufacturing processes using lean manufacturing principles
* You will develop continuous improvement initiatives and support KPS (Lean) engineering function
* You will be involved in the design and development of new machining processes, test benches and assembly equipment
* Your will assess, improve and manage your KPIs
* You will be familiar with factory and equipment analysis
* You will manage engineering change
* You will deal with new product introductions
* You will liaise and encourage integration of all other departments
* You will be expected to develop a strong working knowledge of all products, equipment and production processes through daily monitoring and reacting to process or manufacturing difficulties to support maintenance function as required, and to maintain product quality, manufacturing effectiveness and drive continuous improvement
* You will find the ideal balance between performance and sustainability while responding to the environment issues that shape our industry
* You will plan and deliver work to ensure the release in time for production and service across the range of exhaust valves
* A key part of the role is to develop and enhance the planning and processes
* Optimise the current production process within both the manufacturing process control


* Must have 5 years plus Process/Manufacturing engineering industry experience, preferably in an automotive Tier One or OEM with 2 years' experience in a similar Process/Manufacturing Engineer role
* Must have a relevant engineering degree (or equivalent) having worked in an engineering background
* Must have experience of introducing process improvements and operational knowledge of KPIs
* Must have experience of 6 sigma and value analysis techniques
* Must have experience of working with continuous improvement and lean manufacturing techniques
* Must be able to problem solve and make decisions
* Must have good IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office packages and 3D CAD packages.
* Must have knowledge of health and safety and hazardous materials regulations
* Must be able to build, cultivate and maintain strong client relationships
* Must have a working knowledge of, or hands-on experience with, automotive production processes including PLC etc
* Must have basic knowledge of financials
* Must have very good communication skills (oral and written) and influencing skills
* Must have a full UK drivers licence with access to own vehicle


* Must be practical and self-motivated with the ability to work to a high and consistent standard under pressure
* Must be analytical - a clear thinker
* Must be a team player able to work on their own initiative
* Must have Manufacturing and Process Control experience
* Mist have the ability to interact effectively with other key functions within the business
* Must have the ability to implement change
* Must be reliable and flexible in their approach to everyday work requirements
* Must be an ambitious self-starter who is well organised and able to manage and prioritise your own workload to achieve deadlines
* Must have excellent interpersonal and Intercultural skills to enable him/her to work all over the world
* Must be reliable and trustworthy

£25,000 to £30,000 per annum depending on experience
plus 3% contribution pension contribution and free parking

We offer an excellent working environment in which you will be required to work permanent dayshift based on the following hours (minimum 39 hours per week):-
Monday 08:00 to 17:00 with a half hour unpaid lunchbreak
Tuesday 08:00 to 16:30 with a half hour unpaid lunchbreak
Wednesday 08:00 to 16:30 with a half hour unpaid lunchbreak
Thursday 08:00 to 17:00 with a half hour unpaid lunchbreak
Friday 08:00 to 14:30 with a half hour unpaid lunchbreak

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