Process Engineer

Process Engineer

Job Title: Process Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage
Salary: £20 - £25 per hour
Start Date: 2019-10-01
Reference: J140851
Contact Name: George Allen
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 01, 2019 10:35

Job Description

KDC are now recruiting for an experienced Process Engineer to join our client over in Stevenage. If you are looking for a new role and are interested in the defence and space industry, this could be the job you've been waiting for.

•Provide Manufacturing Engineering support to Operations including working with technicians, Inspectors, team leaders and KPO's as and when needed
•Support the generation of standard documentation in line with scheduled needs.
•Produce re-work instructions / deviation plans / discrepancies based on project requirements and identify parts and tooling required to carry them out. (materials, tooling, requirements and methodology)
•Support quality reviews and Root Cause Analysis using lean tools, including driving and owning PPS's.
•Support Lessons Learned exercises at key milestones involving all key stakeholders in phase (Operations, Process Owners, AIT Management, and Design)
•Ensure that feedback is provided from the cleanroom and to the Process Owners so that the current processes can be updated to improve them / remove non-quality.
•Support to R&D / R&T for process developments and new process implementation, undertake process improvement and maintenance and monitor process implementation in operations.
•Support training module creation, maintenance & Delivery. (Support to process owner / Operations).
•Ensure where possible that ME process and procedures are standardised, optimised, current and usable by work with Process Owners to identify future improvements.
•Design of day to day operational tooling / manufacturing aids for manufacture execution
•Support the use of MGSE and Tooling and ensure feedback is provided to the MGSE team for issues and improvements.
•Review documentation and conduct safety reviews to support critical handling activities.


•A background in an aerospace engineering environment, preferably within the space sector
•High level technical skills and relevant experience.
•Procedures and process control.
•Able to work offsite (UK and abroad) for undefined periods at short notice.
•Work overtime and occasional shifts, as and when required.
•Able to support out of normal hours work using the on call rota process, as and when required.
•Team working and team leading skills.
•Practical and proactive.
•Process and Quality driven approach with high attention to detail.
•High self-motivation and ability to deal with changing priorities on a multi project basis.
•Good planning skills and process competence (MRP system experience an advantage).
•Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
•Previous experience of aerospace structures and build requirements is a distinct advantage.
•Good time management.
•Experience of electrical harness manufacture and manufacturing engineering for thermal and/or electro-mechanical components, including electrical testing.
•Use of Windchill, P6, IPS, 3D live, 3D experience or other similar systems
•Understanding of build documentation to ensure clear instructions are given to shop floor operators.
•Driving build quality through review of processes and implementation of improvements
•Good understanding and detailed experience of mechanical engineering and systems, including but not limited to:
•Lean manufacturing techniques including 5S, root cause analysis and continuous improvement (Green belt).
•Production planning.
•Manufacturing / Test processes for the space industry.
•Mechanical handling of equipment.


•A good understanding of spacecraft manufacture and build philosophies
•Clean room experience
•Mechanical & Electrical design / manufacturing / validation / experience
•Knowledge of Health and Safety principles and their application to the specific environment


Minimum of HNC level in an Electrical discipline.
A lesser qualification is acceptable if a high level of similar industry experience can be demonstrated such as a time served engineering apprenticeship or equivalent

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