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Process Development Engineer

  • Location: Rugby
  • Salary: £32k per year + Bonus scheme & range of incentives per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 10 days ago

Job title: Process Development Engineer

Salary: £32k + 10% performance related bonus

Location: Rugby

We are currently recruiting a Process Development Engineer for a leading Aerospace company in Rugby. The company design and manufacture high tech fasteners and structural components used in the airframe as well as aircraft engines.

Job Purpose and Objectives:

As a Process Development Engineer, you will be responsible for significantly improving operator's productivity through application of automation technology, Industry 4.0 technology and leadership of long-term strategic programmes. This role is the ideal opportunity for a person who is looking to grow in their role and take a step up to a more senior role in the business going forward

Key Responsibilities:

Automation / Robotisation

To identify, explore and evaluate automation opportunities within LISI Rugby

To identify "best practice" from both within LISI Group and from external sources

Works with engineers within production departments on development / stabilisation of processes prior to automation

To collaborate with chosen system integrators and internal stakeholders in development of technical specification (value engineering)

Works with a system integrator to design out as much process variation as possible during design stage of a project

Work hands on with new technology ensuring smooth handover to production

Leads FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) and SAT (Site Acceptance Test) project stages of CAPEX process

Industry 4.0

Helps Digitalisation Engineer with introduction of new relevant technologies to production environment

Undertakes major actions and sub projects from the Smart Factory program.

Supporting Smart factory Proof of Concept project (integration of IIOT sensors to legacy equipment)

Helps Digitalisation Engineer with preparation for Big Data analyses and Machine Learning (data architecture)

Supporting Machine Monitoring project (using flow based programming and microcomputers)

Researches and proposes application / trials of suitable digital technologies

Works closely with local and group ICT in order to evaluate feasibility / scalability of proposed digital technology

Works with external organisations / partners in order to create the most cost effective solution for the business

Project Management & Program leadership

      Manages projects & programs using a structured methodology

Maintains project action plans and communicates status, ensuring projects progress in a timely manner

Ensures process evaluation and improvement activities are captured in formal engineering reports (Process or equipment qualification)

Manages budgets for allocated projects


Updates or creates documents and procedures within the scope of his / her job

Participates in development of junior engineers and technical apprentices across the plant

Be prepared to travel to suppliers and other sites within the group (approx. 10% of time)

In return for your commitment, our client will offer you:

Competitive salary of approx. £32k

Flexible working so option to finish at lunch time on Fridays

Performance related bonus and pay schemes

5% pension contribution

33 days holiday

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to join a very well established business. If you would like to discuss the Process Development Engineer in further detail please contact Jade Whitmore on 01384 446133 or email

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.