Senior Process Engineer

Senior Process Engineer
  • £50,000 - £55,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, UK Wigan Greater Manchester UK WN2 1JR
Job Ref: J2162690
Sector: Engineering
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 19 November 2021
My Global manufacturing Client is investing £16m into a new Production Line and looking for a Senior Process Engineer.


  • Reduce downtime by identifying the root cause and driving the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Drive up production yields through the optimisation of equipment with the development of standard procedures, enhancing line performance and product quality and ensure the achievement of all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Evaluate current production activities with the use of statistical analysis tools to identify variation in the production process and use to drive improvement.
  • Define and implement effective process monitoring tools and techniques to fully quantify process characteristics and monitor process variation.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in troubleshooting chronic or acute processing or quality related issues.
  • Evaluate products for manufacturability and provide technical guidance for the implementation of corrective/preventative actions.
  • Manage and implement key projects associated with Health & Safety Environmental and process improvement.
  • Working directly with line operators & supervisors, quality & maintenance technicians to ensure optimum production rates and maintain high quality standards.
  • Working with our Commercial and Research & Development teams to evaluate and validate new materials into either existing or new products.
  • Working with Project Engineers to validate and optimize new or modified equipment.


  • Have a good understanding of extrusion - based systems, liquid and solid feed systems, and flexible web systems.
  • Lead engineers and operators, through example and mentorship, in solving high priority challenging problems leveraging your advanced problem solving, creativity and leadership skills.
  • Participate in and/or initiate cross functional teams in the pursuit of continuous improvement, problem solving, and mistake - proofing quality systems.
  • Work with relevant managers' coordinators and external suppliers to identify new methods and equipment to improve machine efficiencies.
  • Review work equipment, machine condition reports and maintenance activities to identify improvement actions and eliminate problems.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in concise business language to all levels of upper management in order to propose and demonstrate effective solutions to meet business objectives and report regularly on the status of projects.
  • Support commissioning of new equipment within the manufacturing environment ensuring compliance with Health & Safety standards, implementation of SOP's along with necessary training requirement.
  • Support the development and introduction of an effective preventative maintenance system.
  • Ensure machinery compliance in line with directives and British Standard, ensure all risk assessments are complete for new work equipment, manual handling operations and process procedures.
  • Identify and introduce best practice manufacturing methods into production.
  • Identify capital investment requirement for inclusion in the forward plan.
  • Keep pace with changes in technology and available equipment.
  • Willing to travel to develop a close working relationship with operation team and sister manufacturing site in Morristown, TN, USA.


The Senior Extrusion Process Engineer is responsible for the extrusion line ensuring products manufactured at Wigan are to the correct Quality Standard such the customer experiences consistently exceed industry expectations.

Identification and implementation of process improvements working with other members of the project engineering team and site operation teams.

19/12/2021 10:54:15
GBP 50000 55000 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Adrian Jolly

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