Advanced Mechanical Engineer – Advanced Production Systems (Ref: 748585)
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Reference: 748585 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Engineering

Location: MTC Coventry

Salary: Up to £48,000

Type: Permanent

Published date: Wednesday 05 July 2023

Closing date: Thursday 26 October 2023

Advanced Mechanical Engineer – Advanced Production Systems

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. MTC are currently seeking an Advanced Mechanical Engineer to work within Advanced Production Systems.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Technical delivery of projects and support to the development of project related activities across the MTC.
  • To contribute to the identification, technical specification, and delivery of new and novel technology capability into the MTC, customers or industrial members premises.
  • Working closely with other MTC colleagues to support and collaborate where needed to deliver customer requirements to schedule and budget.
  • Supporting senior colleagues with customer and internal partner liaison, be able to lead technical liaison with customers during project to ensure delivery.
  • This role will require involvement in all aspects of the project delivery including but not restricted to:
    • Concept generation
    • Detailed design
    • Ensuring compliance with all relevant standards
    • Technical support of commissioning
    • Awareness of project budget and deliverables.  

Person Specification

The ideal candidate for the role will have:

  • A background in Design Engineering within manufacturing or Research and Development and be a degree calibre engineer or technologist.
  • Be willing to undertake Developed Vetting security clearance by the UK Government and carry out duties associated with this level of clearance.
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams, embracing different mind sets and harnessing change mentality.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to deliver presentations, project reports and proposal work to a varied audience.
  • Be able to guide other engineers for multiple projects at different stages of the design cycle.
  • Be confident when engaging with external/internal stakeholders
  • Willing to adapt and learn areas outside of their current technical knowledge.
  • Develop creative solutions to complex problems and deliver on these from concept to physical realization, both for clients and within the MTC.
  • Have an awareness of development in technical project management, including working to deadlines, budgets and ensuring quality of technical delivery.
  • Working knowledge of materials, mechanical principles, and common engineering techniques to solve complex problems through ideation and intelligent design.
  • Experienced user of CAD software packages, working to BS8888 with best practice geometric tolerances and key characteristics. 

In addition:

  • Degree educated holding one of the following; BSc, BEng, MSc or MEng in an appropriate Engineering based subject.
  • 4+ years experience from a Design Engineering role within manufacturing or Research and Development, preferably within one of the fields of;
    • Electro-Mechanical design
    • EC&I, Special Purpose Machines
    • Automation & Robotics
    • Manufacturing/Process, Systems-Integration
    • Systems Engineering
    • Assembly Systems or other multi-disciplinary field.
  • Experienced user of CAD software packages with the ability to create design concepts and fully dimensioned drawings working to BS8888 with best practice geometric tolerances and key characteristics. Working knowledge of FEA, simulations or surface modelling.

All aspects of the role are to be carried out as an exemplar within the business in adhering to the MTC RIGHT way:

  • Acting responsibly, putting MTC’s interests ahead of personal ambition;
  • Providing inspirational leadership to all who come in contact with you;
  • Delivering in the broadest sense a great working environment;
  • Leading with humility, honesty and integrity in all that you do;
  • Promoting teamwork, supporting through difficult times and collectively celebrating our successes.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry – often referred to as ‘the valley of death’.

It represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and, after four years of planning and a 16 month build, the facility opened at Ansty Park in Coventry at the end of 2011.

In December 2011, there were 16 industrial members, 44 staff and just a few key pieces of equipment in the ‘workshop’.

Over the following 10+ years the MTC’s rapid growth has seen the expansion of our campus with the construction of three more facilities, including the opening of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre and the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing. 

Our role has also increased to cover not only R&D but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design. 

We now have over 800 talented employees working with us.

During this time we have helped hundreds of companies across a range of industries and over 100 of them have become members of the MTC.

Reference Checks and Security Checks (where applicable)

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained alongside a level of security clearance checks.

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