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REQ ID: 87266
JOB TITLE: Assembly Process Engineer
SALARY: £34,400 - £41,700
POSTING END DATE: 10/07/2022
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 Manufacturing Engineering – Engine, Batteries and Drives (ME EB&D) team as a Manufacturing Process Engineer (Assembly). The team is developing to support future powertrain developments for the complete range Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. You will be responsible for developing our new, technologically advanced power train assembly facilities that are currently under design and manufacture to support the JLR global powertrain initiatives.

The ME EB&D department are responsible for the development and introduction of new and modified processes and facilities associated with new model introductions and model year changes, within Assembly & Test. Additionally we are responsible and accountable for engineering issues in the day to day running of the Engine Manufacturing Centre. 


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 engine designs meet world class quality and efficiency standards. ME EB&D 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. 

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

As an Assembly Process Engineer, you will utilise your knowledge to develop and implement assembly and test processes and facilities to deliver the safety, quality delivery and cost objectives.
•    Planning, developing and implementation of assembly and test processes and facilities. 
•    Provide feasibility statements for Product Development designs to suit manufacturing build requirements. 
•    Ensure robust process quality planning including build simulations and FMEA’s 
•    Support virtual build events raising and championing issues where appropriate. 
•    Support of physical builds at workshop, pilot build and Manufacturing Plant locations, raising and managing issues where appropriate. 
•    Evaluate suitability of manufacturing technologies for a wide range of applications – i.e manual check, 3D laser scan, vision system.  
•    Prepare, issue and evaluate supplier “Request for Quotations.” 
•    Develop assembly systems in house and helping us define make vs buy opportunities/risks.
•    Assembly process & equipment verification at suppliers and at home manufacturing facility. 
•    Support management activities through development and monitoring of timing plans.
•    Support new model planning through development of process estimates against study requests.
•    Ensure adherence to company and departmental operating processes and policies.
•    Manage technical issues, offering guidance to the team and escalating where appropriate.
•    Achieve Equipment Capability targets of all new & modified facilities, including OPR, MTTR, MTBF.
•    Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time.





  • Strong IT skills in MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Project) and ability to learn the following; Process Authoring Tools (GSPAS), Visualisation Mock Up, CATIA V5/V6, Byteworx and Sciemetric Qualityworx. 
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of assembly processes and equipment. Automated assembly and rundown cells, manual assembly workstations, in-process test equipment and 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.
  • DC Tool programming and problem solving.
  • A good understanding of engineering including the ability to review engineering drawings including GD&T and assembly tolerance stacks. 



  • Knowledge and experience of PCDS (or similar) and LQOS deliverables and timing.
  • Ideally understanding of JLR Facility Procurement and H&S procedures 
  • Facility system validation and handover to Manufacturing. 
  • Fluent in Electrical and Mechanical machine drawings.  
  • Siemens SIMATIC Step 7 and Camera programming skills





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.


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