Senior Process Engineer

Closing Date: Wednesday 31st July 2024

Department: Process Engineering

Full Time


Established in 2000, Turbine Surface Technologies (TST) is a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Chromalloy, providing specialist coating solutions to state-of-the-art gas turbine components. Situated on Sherwood Business Park in Annesley, Nottingham.

At TST we recognise that people are at the heart of what we do and are an integral part of achieving our business goals.  Our core values are key to our culture; Operate Safely, Operate Openly with Customer Focus, and Operate with Respect and Integrity.  We are looking for talented and driven Engineers to join our expanding business and to launch a successful career in engineering.

The Role:

This an exciting opportunity to join our dedicated Process Engineering Team.  You will be involved in both reactive problem-solving and long-term strategic project work.  You will be part of a team that have ownership of a production process, detecting trends or non-conformity, investigating root cause and implementing corrective action.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Able to take a lead engineering role within a specific process team.
  • Able to carry out multi-function/department improvement projects.
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous process improvement to benefit capability, cost and reduce environmental impact.  Support TST’s drive for zero carbon by 2030.
  • Monitor process capability and understand Key Process Variables (KPVs) which influence this.  Implement and maintain a control strategy for these KPVs, present KPV data at both internal and customer reviews.  Use the data to implement improvement plans.
  • Develop, implement, validate, maintain and control Methods of Manufacture to ensure customer work packages are realised for TST coatings.
  • Investigate process deviations/non-conformance through the use of appropriate problem-solving techniques, action containment and corrective action in order to protect the customer.
  • Create and/or approve technical work instructions in compliance with TST and customer requirements.
  • Support the purchasing and validating of new manufacturing equipment.
  • Use and coach the use of Advanced Quality Tools such as Process Maps, Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEAs), Control Plans, DZD, PIR 7-steps and other tools.
  • Coach and develop team communication and presentation skills.  Lead the way in setting good examples.
  • Resolve technical problems and exercise professional judgement.
  • Capture, analyse and use data to demonstrate and improve the current and future capability of manufacturing processes.
  • Liaison with other functions such as design, manufacturing, quality and purchasing to ensure delivery of parts to set timescales and targeted costs.
  • Support production to ensure product flow in the factory.
  • Drive continuous improvements to eliminate the need for concessions and rework.
  • Control and reduce costs to drive profitability in the factory by continuously challenging the methods of manufacture and the designs.
  • Manage programme changes with effective stakeholder management.
  • Develop key relationships.  Internally across functions and externally with customers.
  • Strive to maintain a positive, engaging work experience.

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • You will hold a degree in a relevant field or national equivalent in relevant field.  This includes, but is not limited to: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or appropriate level of experience in a manufacturing/aerospace environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft suite (including Excel and PowerPoint).
  • The ability to present technical findings through producing high quality technical reports and delivering professional presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated, a strong team player able to collaborate across functions.
  • Ability to manage and solve complex problems.
  • Capable to work on multiple projects, managing project plans and time scales to ensure delivery.
  • Knowledge of engineering problem solving tools (Lean, Six Sigma).

Desirable Skills & Attributes:

  • Experience using relevant engineering software (Minitab, CAD, Power BI, databases).
  • Experience managing a small team.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary: DOE     

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, 8:00am – 16:15pm.

 You will also be part of the TST culture which offers:

  • Private health care scheme:
  • Mental health support- including free counselling sessions.
  • Dental; reimbursement of dental work from an annual allowance, option to pay to upgrade cover.
  • Free eye tests and reimbursement on glasses from annual allowance.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Enhanced Holiday entitlement related to length of service.
  • Free on- site parking with electric vehicle charging points.
  • Refer a friend reward scheme.
  • Day off work for your birthday.
  • Performance related bonus scheme.
  • Opportunity for development and growth.
  • Life Assurance after 2 years of service.
  • TST Hub exclusive offer and benefits for all employees.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Turbine Surface Technologies (TST) recognises that by building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential. We believe employee diversity is an asset to our business.  People of different age groups, backgrounds, genders and cultures, with a range of experiences and capabilities, help us understand and serve our customers and reach our business objectives.

Please note all candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, TST are currently unable to provide Visa sponsorship.

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