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Graduate Process Improvement Engineer - Foundry

Thomas Dudley Works

Posted on June 24, 2021

Thomas Dudley Ltd has an outstanding reputation for product innovation and excellent customer service delivery.  At an exciting time in the Company’s history we are looking to recruit a Graduate Process Improvement Engineer for the Foundry division to champion and promote continuous improvements, providing a strong focus on lean methodologies and structured problem solving.

As a British, family owned and managed business, we value our dedicated and loyal workforce and invest heavily in the very latest technologies. In addition, we are a quality assured organisation that is committed to continuous improvement and to operating in the most environmentally friendly manner.

This is a superb opportunity for a highly motivated, career driven individual from an engineering / mechanical background who can demonstrate the ability to adapt to business needs.  Reporting to the Foundry Technical Manager the successful role holder will be responsible for supporting the manufacturing and engineering operations tasked with process and production improvements.  Highly analytical with a ‘can do’ attitude able to lead change and drive new initiatives.

The role will be based at our Duport Tipton site. In addition occasional travel may be required to support suppliers and customers.


Your bit…

Work to business plan targets to drive Continuous improvement of all Engineering and Manufacturing functions in alignment with business Quality objectives.

Apply Lean methodology and problem solving to develop manufacturing systems, processes and tooling creating documentation and procedures in line with regulatory guidelines.

Conduct detailed investigation and analysis of operational losses, providing route cause analysis and defining areas of improvement. Generate and maintain KPI metrics daily.

Liaise with other departments such as product development and mechanical design

Support the development of NPI manufacturing processes and new process changes, supporting operators with new technical aspects.

Participate in regular process/ management meetings

Provide technical support on customer visits and events

Ensuring all working practices are safe and comply with company H&S standards


What you need to do it...

Possess a degree in a Mechanical or Engineering discipline, with preferably some work experience in a similar heavy manufacturing /engineering setting (work placement or a post-graduate degree role).

Flexible, adaptable in difficult circumstances and thrives on change

Continuously strive to achieve results

Confident, career minded, highly organised with excellent problem solving capability

Excellent attention to detail and an eye for accuracy

Tenacious, driven and enthusiastic approach with excellent communication skills (including report writing and presentation) able to interact with different disciplines and functions with a ‘can do’ attitude

Sound knowledge of health and safety principles


Our bit...

Opportunity for career growth, to work for a company that has a reputation for being an excellent people friendly employer who ensures a good work life balance as part of its values

Competitive salary reflecting experience

Contributory pension scheme and 33 days annual leave (including Statutory)

Cycle to work scheme

Free flu Jabs

Free onsite parking

Benefits discounts



To apply, please email your CV, salary expectations and covering letter to

Please see a link below to our Careers page where the company Job Applicant Privacy Notice is attached to review.


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Registered in England No. 02399487
Registered Office: 295 Birmingham New Road,
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SJ

Thomas Dudley Limited
Registered in England No. 02399487
Registered Office: 295 Birmingham New Road,
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SJ
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