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Advanced Dispense Systems Engineer


WAE Technologies Limited exists to accelerate the advantage and impact of our clients. We do it through innovative engineering and technology that solves complex problems and brings a step-change in weight, speed, and efficiency. Join us to help fulfil our mission to accelerate an efficient, electric, and sustainable future.

An opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Dispense Systems Engineer to support the business as subject matter expert, using engineering and design knowledge / experience to support the other engineering functions with mechanical design activities. This role will also lead and participate in DFM activities; leading problem resolution and other continuous improvement initiatives and activities.

 Job role:

  •  Perform engineering tasks in the development of custom dispense systems specifications for the module and pack assembly pre-production and high-volume assembly lines.
  • Guide projects through the design and development process with the line integrators to produce practical design solutions.
  • Work with the solutions providers on conceptual designs, lead and participate in detailed design reviews with a cross functional team, identify applicable standards and compliance requirements for air quality, exhaust, waste streams, storage, shutdown and start up.
  • Guide the integrators to produce standard instruction manuals and product literature, training documents, recipe backups.
  • Work effectively in a team environment, work on custom and small projects as required.
  • Lead the FAT and SAT requirements document generations for the custom solutions.
  • Create and maintain project schedules, work with other team members to ensure satisfactory completion of all steps in project approval and execution process.
  • Identify and communicate risks to appropriate management.
  • Support the Advanced Automation Teams with the plant layouts, and equipment footprints and utilities as needed.
  • Supporting and lead the DFM activities around the custom solutions for dispense and potting.
  • Defining commonization strategy and establish best practice for department design standards.
  • Participate in virtual build events, lead the effort to create the standard operating procedures for operators and maintenance staff. Creation and updates to standard spare parts list and maintain the process in CMMS for the custom solutions.
  • Devise and own specific elements of the quality improvement road map supporting the Quality Management System and our compliance to ISO9001:2015, and any project specific quality requirements.

 You’ll have:

  • Strong experience gained in a low / mid volume manufacturing / production assembly environment.
  • Ability to independently produce innovative and successful design solutions to technical problems.
  • Extensive knowledge of low / mid volume automation tooling and equipment.
  • Experience in the use of business improvement tools and techniques (5s, Lean, Kaizen etc.) and the use of PFMEA’s and DFMEA’s.
  • A good knowledge of TS16949, AS9100, ISO14001 and ISO9001 to comply with company processes is essential.
  • A team player with the ability to work on own initiative, and able to influence others by demonstrating a positive “can do” attitude.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work at pace in a multi-project environment.

We’ll provide:

  • Training to add to your existing skills and accelerate your career
  • A supportive and empowering work environment

 Application deadline:

The closing date for applications is 8th February 2023.


Our Headquarters are based on the Williams technical campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK. 20 minutes’ drive South of Oxford, UK.  This role will primarily be based at our new facility in Kidlington, just north of Oxford.

Disclaimers and DEI:

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At WAE we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills. WAE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.

26 Days Holiday

Increase with service

Options to buy/sell up to 1 week every December

2 x Car Schemes

Jaguar Land Rover and Tusker ULE

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Childcare Benefits

Childcare vouchers

TEDS Nursery Vouchers

Health and Fitness

Free onsite gym with classes

National gym membership discounts available

Private Medical Insurance

8% employer contributions rising to 10% after 3 years

Staff Events

Cycle to work scheme

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website wae.com/careers.