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Process Engineering Manager

Location: Sunderland

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 167579

Our international automotive manufacturing client in Sunderland is looking for a Process Engineering Manager to join them on a permanent basis.

Job Role

  • As the Process Engineering Manager, you will manage a high performing process engineering team to successfully design and develop manufacturing on time and in budget

  • Responsible for deploying manufacturing process that meets all elements leading up to required OEE targets (quality, cycle time, downtime)

  • Responsible for achieving process capability as required by the customer

  • Work with the Equipment and Maintenance departments in dealing with systems providers and contractors for setting up manufacturing line

  • Enable cross functional team leads by providing fresh eyes review, prototype parts for validating strategies

  • Encourage and influence a culture of innovation within the Process Engineering department such that opportunities for the use of new technologies and techniques are regularly considered as part of continuous improvement

  • Lead, motivate, communicate with, develop, appraise and performance manage all process engineering staff to maximise efficiency and effectiveness so as to achieve best performance in meeting company requirements


  • Considerable working experience in a process engineering role 

  • Experience in complex assembly processes involving high automation, material handling systems, error proofing systems, testing, dimensional measurement and qualification systems

  • Demonstrated ability to manage pro-actively and collaboratively, taking ownership of issues and delivering on commitment

  • Experience of managing external consultancies / contractors

  • A record of successfully delivering process improvements, efficiencies or cost savings

  • Experience in managing projects involving large capital expenditure