Project Manufacturing Engineer - HTRC (Ref: 980857)
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Reference: 980857 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Engineering

Location: HTRC

Salary: £35,000 - £56,000 DOE

Type: Contract

Published date: Wednesday 06 March 2024

Closing date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Project Manufacturing Engineer - HTRC

This role is a 12 month fixed-term contract.

We are looking for a Project Manufacturing Engineer to join our team at HTRC based in Coventry. 

As a Manufacturing Engineer based at the High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) in Ansty, you will conduct research and improvement activities related to the design and manufacture of turbine components. The HTRC is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce and is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for investment casting, machining, and advanced metrology of single crystal components.

The Centre has three key aims:

  1. Design & make of turbine components for engine development projects
  2. Develop novel design and manufacturing techniques to enable future design styles and manufacturing technologies
  3. Accelerate cost reduction and casting/machining yield improvement activities for Turbine components.

You will work within our co-located design and manufacturing engineering teams at the HTRC and in close collaboration with a wide range of researchers from the relevant academic fields.

Manufacturing engineers are responsible for the method of manufacture that delivers component requirements and support both process engineering and project delivery tasks. Whilst an engineer may have a particular process or project focus, they will be able to support both functions. This role has a focus on Component Engineering tasks within a key technology project team.

Person Specification

We are looking for a candidate who is/has:

  • Be degree qualified or demonstrate equivalent technical capability based on practical knowledge and experience
  • Have sound understanding of manufacturing engineering and component engineering principles
  • Ideally demonstrate technical knowledge of turbine components and/or process knowledge associated with investment casting and/or machining of turbine components
  • Be equipped with a strong functional skill set (problem solving, programme management, change control, risk management and budgetary control)

Candidates with experience in some of the following will be strongly positioned to perform this role:

  • Experience working in research environments
  • Worked with customers to optimise the design of products (Design for Manufacture - DfM) to ensure an optimum manufacturing method can be generated.
  • Defined tooling, jigs and fixtures including experience with CAD software packages
  • Experience in CAM activities
  • Created and managed experiments to understand and develop manufacturing and component capability,
  • Created and managed methods of manufacture and technical packages allowing component manufacture and delivery.
  • Knowledge of inspection requirements and experience developing inspection capabilities
  • Resolved non-conformance to ensure an in-spec product is delivered to the customer.
  • Acted to continuously improve current and developed novel manufacturing capability for turbine component manufacture

For more information regarding the role, please review the job description attached.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is an internationally renowned and  respected research and development organisation, bridging the gap between academia and manufacturing, and is home to some of the brightest minds in engineering from around the globe. 

The MTC's engineers, scientists and technicians work with some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world in a supportive and collegiate environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale, helping manufacturers of all sizes develop new and innovative processes and technologies. 

Established to prove cutting edge manufacturing advances in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions, the MTC works with hundreds of industrial clients across a range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, rail, informatics, food and drink, infrastructure, construction and civil engineering, electronics, oil and gas and defence. The MTC helps businesses thrive by advancing their technological and engineering capabilities to improve their business efficiency, capability and competitiveness. 

Supported by one of the largest public sector investments in UK Manufacturing, the MTC's engineering capabilities cover research and development, advanced manufacturing management, factory design and training for the skills of the future. 

The MTC has world-class facilities in Coventry, Liverpool and Oxford, and is part of the UK's High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

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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