POSITION FILLED - Process Engineer - £25k-£32k (negotiable dependent upon experience) + benefits

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This is a graduate role (with genuine career progression opportunities) working for a leading developer, supplier and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of aerospace parts and components to a global customer base. For just over 100 years, this business has built a world class reputation for excellence. From a plant employing in excess of 500, this site is growing and now seeks to appoint four process engineers to join their expanding team.

The business itself is part of a larger group, employing nearly 29,000 people at 153 locations in 15 countries (13 sites in the UK alone).  They insist on quality, not just in materials and processes but also in the people they employ.  Despite their size, those who work with within the group are recognised, respected and rewarded - you will never just be "a number" or "get lost in the crowd".

Main Purpose of Position

  • Responsible for running and planning specific routes of the production process
  • Responsible for initiating and implementing production improvement and cost reduction projects

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working on quality projects and process improvements
  • Working on key equipment installation and preventative maintenance
  • Working with Management, Production operators, Quality and Engineering teams to significantly improve efficiencies in the section, aiming to achieve “right first time, every time” standards of quality and delivery
  • Project management of new machinery and equipment installations ensuring minimum disruption
  • Taking ownership of Quality Improvement Processes relating to the section, in line with the Company standards and procedures
  • Implementing cost saving exercises actively pursues and encourages cost savings
  • Co-ordinating set-up time reduction projects
  • Personally challenge fixed ideas, current methods and look for ways to make improvement via improvement plan
  • To provide engineering assistance to resolve tooling production problems
  • Continual communication with the Cell Manager to ensure that the bottleneck machines maintain maximum availability including manpower availability
  • Working with facilities in regards to factory layout and planning for any new machinery coming in
  • Use of Solidworks and Auto CAD software for design purposes (Training will be provided)


  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Good academic background, educated to degree standard in a relevant subject (2:1 or higher) – suitable for recent graduates with 1-3 years experience or those due to graduate in July 2016
  • Must have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Varying work patterns available

Full training will be given for the successful applicants

Salary and Benefits

  • Starting salary £25k-£32k (negotiable dependent upon experience)
  • 25 days leave + 8 bank and statutory holidays
  • Pension scheme (up to 5% matched by company contribution)
  • Company bonuses paid quarterly
  • Study support towards Chartership status (after 12 months of employment)

How To Apply/Find Out More: Applications in writing by sending a CV and covering letter on email to Ellen Spencer - ellen@danepartnership.co.uk. No agencies please. We have a much more personal, hands on approach to our recruitment processes, maintaining rapid response to enquiries and open communications throughout.

Whilst we try to respond to all applications individually, due to the sometimes larger responses to advertisements, this may not always be possible – as such, if you have not heard from us within 5 working days, it should be assumed your application was not successful on this occasion.  Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to hearing from you.