Technical Specialist - Non-Destructive Testing (Ref: 883370)
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Reference: 883370 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Engineering

Location: MTC Coventry

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000

Type: Permanent

Published date: Monday 22 January 2024

Closing date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Technical Specialist - Non Destructive Testing

We are looking for a Technical Specialist to join our Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Team based in Coventry.

As a Technical Specialist, you will deliver technical excellence across a portfolio of projects, provide thought leadership on the delivery of innovative technical solutions in maturing, promising research ideas and into impactful manufacturing capability, as well as play a leadership role in the delivery of innovative project outputs.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will own the impact of existing products and developing Value Propositions, to raise the Industrial Sectors’ awareness of the existing products and emerging value propositions whose development and impact you lead, and support the Technology Sector and Industrial Sectors in the development of their pipelines and project proposals.

You will be line-managed, coached and mentored by the designated Resource Manager as part of your own development.

To contribute to technical and business strategies by developing specific technical - and contribute to multi-theme - roadmaps that define how technology-based value propositions can be developed to meet the manufacturing challenges identified by the Industrial Sectors.

Identify collaborative research and development funding opportunities and develop winning proposals to fund the development of the value propositions you lead.

Ensure that your colleagues receive the most appropriate technical guidance and governance in the delivery of their project work.

Mentor and coach colleagues in an empathetic manner.

Provide technical governance as required for all aspects of MTC’s proposal and project delivery processes.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Be a degree-calibre engineer, technologist, scientist or mathematician.
  • Have a high level of industrial experience gained in senior leadership positions, you will have a range of technical leadership skills along with knowledge and experience relating directly to the delivery of this role.  You will use these to lead the activities you are responsible for.
  • Be adept at using Microsoft toolset: Word, PowerPoint & Excel;
  • Have technical expertise in ultrasonic inspection methods (conventional, phased array, guided waves, EMATs), alongside demonstrable in-depth knowledge of additional NDT techniques, including but not restricted to:
    • Electromagnetic based inspection (Eddy current testing)
    • Thermographic inspection;
    • Radiation based inspection methodologies (2D X-ray, XCT);
    • Image based inspection methodologies (visual inspection, hyperspectral imaging).

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) 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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