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REQ ID: 112960
JOB TITLE: Manufacturing Process Engineer (Assembly)
SALARY: £34,800 - £46,000
POSTING END DATE: 31/03/2023
LOCATION: Whitley  

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.




Jaguar Land Rover has an opportunity for a high calibre and experienced Manufacturing Engineer to join our Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering (PTME) team as a Process Engineer.

The opportunity is for a Process Engineer to work specifically in the Assembly teams on EDU (electric drive units) and/or Engine assembly projects. The Assembly teams are responsible for delivering the assembly facilities to power the complete range of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. You will be responsible for developing our new, technologically advanced assembly facilities.

The PTME team are responsible for the development and introduction of new and modified processes and facilities. These can be as a result of new model introductions or model year changes.

You will be a key part of the Assembly team, working closely with Product Development Engineers, Facility vendors and Tooling Suppliers to ensure that component and whole product designs meet world class quality and efficiency standards. JLR Manufacturing Engineering are on a journey of self-sufficiency, and we are looking for individuals who can bring experience of developing assembly systems in house and helping us define make vs buy opportunities/risks.

You will utilise your knowledge to develop and implement assembly and test processes and facilities to deliver the safety, quality delivery, and cost objectives.


As a Manufacturing Process Engineer, you will be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing assembly and test processes and facilities. You will carry out the design for assembly and provide feedback to guide the product to a common goal. You will need to ensure robust process quality planning including build simulations and FMEA’s.

Day to day, you will support virtual & physical build events: Raising and championing issues, where appropriate, and evaluating suitability of manufacturing technologies for a wide range of applications. You will also prepare, issue and evaluate supplier “Request for Quotations” and develop assembly systems in-house and help us define make vs buy opportunities/risks.

You will need to support management activities through the development and monitoring of timing plans as well as new model planning through the development of process estimates against study requests. The Manufacturing Process Engineer will be accountable for achieving Equipment Capability targets of all new & modified facilities, including OPR, MTTR, MTBF.





As a Manufacturing Process Engineer, you will be a self-motivated individual with sound leadership and communication skills. You will have the willingness to learn and will be able to thrive in a fast faced ever-changing environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


  • Strong IT skills in MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Project)
  • Strong ability in CAD – Design & Review
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of assembly processes and equipment. Automated assembly and rundown cells, manual assembly workstations, in-process test equipment
  • Ability to analyse and interpret performance data output from those facilities.
  • Previous experience of facility Installation, commissioning and product Launch.
  • Good Understanding of process capability & ability to use Minitab software.
  • Fluent in Electrical and Mechanical machine drawings. 
  • A good understanding of engineering including the ability to review engineering drawings.
  • Facility system validation and handover to manufacturing operations.


  • Knowledge & experience of Electric Drive Unit (EDU) assembly and/or Engine Assembly
  • Knowledge and experience of PCDS (Product Creation and Delivery System or similar) deliverables and timing.
  • Siemens SIMATIC Step 7 programming skills
  • DC Tool programming and problem solving




Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.

Find out more about working here in our JLR Life Blog:

We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training.


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