Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of an Assembly Process Development Technician in the recently formed Industrial Automation product group.

The role will focus on the introduction and development of assembly processes, and support of low volume innovative, capable, and effective products at our Exeter site.


  • Support and development of new, low volume, mechanical products and processes

  • Creation and ownership of process and equipment documentation in readiness for handover to high volume production

  • Analyse and monitor process capabilities and Introduce process controls.

  • Perform validation and prototype work to implement and verify designs during the process development phase.

  • Supporting the introduction of processes for the manufacture, assembly, and testing of new products.

  • Support of process equipment to ensure they are maintained, calibrated and downtimes are minimised.

  • Fault finding and repair of equipment with proposals and implementation of corrective actions.

  • Design, build and implement new jigs/equipment to improve process repeatability and reproducibility.

  • Root cause analysis with structured problem solving and investigation methods.

Key Requirements

  • Higher education qualification in a relevant technical discipline (such as Mechanical Engineering) such as HNC

  • Experience in production assembly

  • Experience in implementing structured problem-solving tools and root cause analysis techniques

  • Knowledge of developing assembly processes

Desirable Requirements

  • An understanding of control systems and their implementation

  • Knowledge and experience in 3D CAD, such Siemens NX

  • Training and experience in the use of manual lathes and milling machines

  • Knowledge of electronics assembly and assembly in automation

Person Specification

The successful applicant for this role will have good practical and problem-solving skills, complemented with an enthusiastic and committed approach. An ability to operate as an effective team player in a multi-disciplined team is essential. The applicant will possess good interpersonal and organisation skills and will be capable of managing their own time and tasks to meet production and project needs and expectations.


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites).

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a Homeworking policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

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At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

Please click here for further information about diversity and inclusion at Renishaw.

Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R5823 Process Development Technician (Open)


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