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Process Engineer

Apply Job ID REF8760F Date posted 12/01/2022 Address Coronation Road, High Wycombe, England Job Type Full-time

Instron is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing applications and its leadership in the marketplace is continually expanding. You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development.

Responsible for defining, measuring, analysing, improving and controlling the production processes of Instron’s Transducer products using safe and economic manufacturing techniques.


  • Managing and leading production process improvement projects from defining the problem to implementing changes and controls to ensure performance gains do not degrade over time.
  • Promoting the use of the ITW 80/20 methodologies to further improve the efficiency of the business, with specific emphasis in using Understand Simplify and act (USa) projects.
  • Ensuring compliance to the health and safety legislation.  This includes carrying out risk assessments, specifying and maintaining appropriate safety procedures.
  • Carrying out product sourcing decisions based on achieving best economic case.
  • Identifying and implementing cost improvement opportunities. These include improvements to procedures, processes, products and operating methods.  
  • Input of experience and knowledge to new product development teams ensuriong that products are developed in a timely manner, meet cost objectives and are efficiently introduced into manufacture.
  • Design and manufacture and commissioning of test equipment on the shop-floor and at subcontractors.
  • The justification and implementation of major capital investment.
  • Carry out training of manufacturing personnel where necessary on new equipment, tooling or products and support further after implementation with technical advice.
  • Recommendation of items for inclusion into the long-term strategic plan.  This should include major capital investments & suggestions on growing the business.
  • Research and introduce ways of reducing product lead-times.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of and contribute to:
    - cost accountancy & company costing systems
    - the company’s production control system.
    - the company’s quality management.
    - the company’s document and problem management system.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified to B.Eng. level in a suitable engineering subject
  • Process engineering qualification desirable

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • High level problem solving abilities
  • A “state of the art” knowledge of methods and tools used to improve control of production processes.
  • Electromechanical design knowledge
  • Knowledge of project management tools and methodologies
  • Highly motivated with good team working skills. 
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of the company.
  • A working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation as it relates to their responsibilities.
  • A knowledge of manufacturing methods and technology including production equipment, manufacturing and design processes.
  • Knowledge of tools praticises and principles used to improve production line effeciencies

KEY EXPERIENCES:

Appropriate experience in using process engineering to manage projects to solve problems and improve process on a production line with minimal supervision.

Instron is an equal opportunities employer

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