Area Process Engineer

The Area Process Engineer will take responsibility for the manufacturing process of the area. They will manage the control and consistency of the process, working within the cell team to ensure adherence to procedures. They will assist in the achievement of key KPIs, maintaining and developing safe and stable manufacturing processes, whilst working with all available resources in an environment of continual improvement.

Main tasks will include:

  • Extensive and frequent interaction with shift personnel, working towards a full understanding of the operational, process and engineering functions
  • Extensive daily work on the ‘shop floor’, supervising processes to understand existing and potential issues and implementing corrective actions
  • Defining the process recipes, control criteria and parameters that are critical for the successful manufacture of the company's products, in continuous collaboration with the engineers of the cell team
  • Measuring and controlling the ongoing performance of the processes
  • Liaising with the engineers of the cell team to effect changes and rectify issues
  • Setting and holding all process recipe settings, in collaboration with the engineers of the cell team
  • Actively working within the team to achieve all departmental KPIs (e.g. productivity, output, RFT, energy, costs, etc.)
  • Authoring relevant SOPs, ensuring they are continually maintained and up-to-date
  • Contributing to the health, safety and environmental activities for the manufacturing area, working within UK legal requirements and the company's EHS policies
  • Identifying and managing continuous improvement (T&I) projects to improve area performance and create cost-saving measures
  • Participating in the internal auditing processes for ISO standards

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant experience in manufacturing processes 
  • A degree in Mechanical, Electrical Software or Metallurgical Engineering
  • Knowledge of process control, engineering principles, and lean manufacturing principles (ideally trained to lean 6-sigma green belt)
  • The ability to use computer systems (e.g. IBA, Microsoft Office) to a high standard
  • The ability to extract meaningful data from computer systems, on which to base actions
  • Confident, firm but diplomatic communication skills, able to support and defend facts and necessary actions and communicate effectively with people at all levels (within the business and externally)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and the ability to write clear and concise reports, policies, procedures, etc.
  • The ability to understand complex technical issues and interactions of processes
  • The ability to understand and respond to legal and other regulatory requirements

To apply for this role, please submit an application form via email to, or post to:

HR Department
Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd
Stourbridge Road
WV15 6AU