Chief Product and Process Engineer

Process Engineer

Ref: 393Monday 24 January 2022

Circa £50,000 - £60,000 DOE + benefits package

Our client design and manufacture precision forged and machined components and are currently recruiting for an experienced Chief Product and Process Engineer to join their team. As a Chief Product and Process Engineer you will play a key leadership role with cradle to grave ownership of development cycle from bid / win to design, development, qualification and manufacturing of components.

Hours of work will be 07.30 – 16.30 (Mon – Thurs) and 07.30 – 12.30 (Friday). Salary £50-£60k per annum, depending upon experience.

Reporting directly to the VP Product and Process Engineer, your key responsibilities will include:


  • Leading a multi-functional team to engineer a multi-million-pound engineering contract.
  • Leading/enabling a multi-functional team of designers, conformance, and quality engineers.
  • APQP/DFMA encompassing design, procurement, metrology, manufacturing engineering, materials, engineering, quality, and operations throughout the value stream.
  • Maintaining and improving performance metrics.
  • Developing robust and sustainable processes, implementing consistently.
  • Driving the New and Reintroduced products as required to internal, customer and national standards. (AS9100, AS9145, APQP, PPAP).
  • Supporting materials review boards.
  • Enabling support to SQDCP.
  • Problem solving resolution for customer concerns
  • Eradicating process variability and implementing systems to achieve CPK1.33.
  • Supporting a responsive ANDON system to operations stop, call, wait.
  • Continuous product and process improvement


To be successful in the role of a Chief Product and Process Engineer, you will possess the following skills and experience:


  • Engineering within metallurgical process (forging or casting) and educated to degree level (or equivalent) in mechanical, metallurgical or materials engineering.
  • Lean, green belt or black belt training is preferable.
  • Understanding of APQP / PPAP including tools such as FMEA, MSA, SPC and VSM.
  • Engineering to OEM specifications as background in qualification process to aerospace standards.
  • Experienced in managing in cross functional team including: (Design, Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Engineering).
  • Ability to influence change within an organisation and deliver results in a fast paced / dynamic environment.


This position is based near Redditch and is easily commutable from Droitwich, Bromsgrove, Alcester, Studley, South Birmingham, Solihull, Worcester, Kidderminster, and Stourbridge.


If you are an experienced Chief Product and Process Engineer, looking for a new exciting and varied opportunity, then please apply immediately.


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