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Process Development Engineer

Location: North Shields

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 169227

We’re working with an international manufacturing client based in North Shields to recruit a Process Development Engineer on a permanent basis.

The Process Development Engineer is responsible for the design, development and introduction of new equipment and processes and take control of the equipment standards and systems throughout the site.

Working hours are Monday to Friday.

The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and understanding of Lean tools and be able to manage their time effectively.


Job Role

  • Creates concepts either internally or in conjunction with machinery suppliers for new processes that support the technology strategy; commissions equipment with UK and overseas machine suppliers ensuring new equipment meets business needs

  • Thinks broadly and creatively to produce detailed machinery and process specifications which are aligned to new/existing product needs and/or changing requirements

  • Creates concepts either internally or in conjunction with machinery suppliers for new processes that support the technology strategy; commissions equipment with UK and overseas machine suppliers

  • Plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances to ensure project deadlines are met

  • Organises resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; sets motivating and ambitious goals and targets

  • Monitors performance against deadlines and milestones and initiates corrective action as needed to ensure OTD, expenditure, productivity and quality cost targets are met

  • Undertake feasibility studies to verify concepts and construct specifications; works independently, with internal teams and/or with equipment suppliers to deliver cost effective designs, specifications, and finished equipment 

  • Analyse data and patterns and utilise it to effectively plan and implement improvements

Skills/Experience

  • Experience of working with light automated assembly processes, robotics and/or equipment for rubber/plastic manufacturing

  • Exposure to working with HSE requirements (PUWER) and Machinery Directives relative to equipment design (machine control / safety circuits and components / PL rating – Mechatronics background)

  • Electrical system design capabilities, PLC conversant (Omron, Mitsubishi, Siemens), data acquisition know how, machine control system function

  • Practical experience of complex data analysis using 6 Sigma, Lean tools or equivalent

  • Knowledge and application of equipment benchmarking and testing; proficient and practical experience of managing multiple projects including budgetary management; knowledge of IP, knowledge of VA/VE, Lean and Kaizen tools; application of FMEA

  • Drive to improve performance and deliver outstanding results for customers

  • Creative and analytical thinking style, applying tenacity in the face of obstacles

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Lean tools and ways in which different departments can successfully use them

  • Exceptional organisational skills with a methodical and logical approach

  • Pro-active approach to work and problem solving with the ability to spot and deal with issues as they occur

If you’d like to work for a company that is full of opportunities, get in touch and send your CV across today.