Non Conventional Machining - Research Engineer
Non-Conventional Machining is an emerging theme within the MTC which aims at providing efficient, cost-effective solutions for the manufacture of traditionally difficult to machine materials using state-of-the-art technologies.
This post will contribute to the research in the area of Non-Conventional Manufacturing (Laser engineering) working within Mechanical, Electrical and Thermal methods.
The role will encompass working with and researching a wide array of NCM techniques, some of which may not be part of the technology area now. These new and novel techniques will include, but not limited to:
Laser surface engineering
Electron Beam Machining
Electrical Discharge Machining
Electrical Discharge Wire Cutting
Electrical Discharge Grinding
Laser Beam Machining.
Ion Beam Machining
Responsibilities will include:
Contribute to and enhance research in the area of Non-conventional Machining.
Undertake innovative research work focused primarily on the Manufacturing Capability Readiness Levels (MCRLs) 4- 6.
Identify and optimise key process variables (KPV`s) for various NCM applications using structured / scientific approaches.
Project manage research activities and /or supervise other research staff.
Work effectively with all colleagues within MTC, the Research Partners, the Industrial Members and the wider client base.
For this Research Role you will have an excellent educational profile including a first degree in mechanical / manufacturing engineering, materials engineering or relevant area combined with a background in Engineering or Science with particular expertise non-conventional machining technologies, including work in collaboration with industry.
Applications should demonstrate knowledge of Mechanical, Thermal or Electrical processes with knowledge of the use of laboratory equipment beneficial.
To apply, please contact Gary Larner.