Job Description

Renishaw’s Engineering Division in Edinburgh are looking for an experienced production assembly operator.  You will be involved in the assembly and inspection of products to a specified quality standard, in-line with a defined production schedule.

You will work closely with internal R&D teams on production and pre-production systems and will have a “can do” attitude.  An element of the work will be ‘hands-on’ supporting and maintaining the store’s inventory, both physically and electronically. 

As the successful applicant, you will be organised and motivated, with a high degree of attention to detail. Good communication skills are essential as you must work effectively as part of a team and on an individual basis.

This is a chance for an experienced operator to join a new and exciting operation within the business, with an opportunity to develop and progress within the team.


  • Assemble and inspect products to defined standards.

  • The processes will involve optical, mechanical and electrical components.

  • Carry out inspection and test of materials, parts and sub-assemblies.

  • Follow instructions, both written and verbal, and highlight any deficiencies observed in the process.

  • Be involved in all aspects of the manufacture from goods-in to despatch.

  • Use the skills and techniques acquired during training, to work in an efficient and quality conscious manner so that product quality and production targets are met.

  • Inform supervisors of any problems that exist which may affect product quality.

  • Work sensibly and safely at all times, ensuring compliance with Health and Safety regulations and reporting all Health and Safety concerns immediately.

  • Maintain a clean and ordered work environment and adhere to cleanroom operating procedures.

Key requirements

  • Electro-mechanical assembly experience.

  • A high level of dexterity.

  • Able to work in a cleanroom environment.

  • Good eyesight, with spectacles/lenses if worn.

  • The flexibility to adapt and continually improve.

  • A good level of PC literacy

  • The ability and confidence to operate test equipment and computer systems should the need arise.

  • The ability to read and correctly interpret build instructions.

  • Proficiency with technical information e.g., standard operating procedures and quality requirements.

Desirable requirements

  • An engineering qualification.

  • Experience with ISO9001 quality systems.

  • Familiarity with ERP software

  • Experience of working in a cleanroom environment, or a willingness to learn.

  • A full UK driving licence.

  • Ambition to move into more technical production roles.

Person specification

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art manufacture facility and be able to influence products and processes.

Candidates will be able to work with minimum supervision and be able to show initiative to make changes where applicable.  Candidates will show good written and verbal communication and have a positive attitude and work as a team player.

As the successful applicant you will possess strong interpersonal and organisational skills and will be capable of planning and managing your own time and projects to meet business targets and expectations.  


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites).

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a hybrid working policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

Please click here for further information about our benefits.

At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

Please click here for further information about diversity and inclusion at Renishaw.

Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R6806 Senior Assembly Operator (Open)


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