A Process Engineer is required to support the industrial R&D scale up process of a leading UK Lithium-Ion battery manufacturing technical centre working closely with the electrode technologies (anode and cathode) providing specialist advise particularly on mixing, coating, drying, slitting and calendering.
Commutable from: Coventry, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Leicester, Birmingham
Salary: £ 30,000 - £ 45,000 p.a.
Suitable for: Project Engineer, Process Engineer, Lead Project Engineer, Lead Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer
To carry out research and production of Electrodes (Anode and Cathode) to support the ramp up into series productions and the associated activities, with reference to: Process Equipment Commissioning; Quality Management; Recruitment; and Team Development
To provide specialist technical recommendations, practical tools and design resolution advice for manufacturing and performance within the project, particularly on Mixing, Coating, Drying, Slitting, etc.)
To share information with colleagues and customers, and provide recommendations.
To manage research aspects of the project including contributing to academic publications, technical reports and other presentations and dissemination methods
To assist with the development and delivery of teaching and training materials to disseminate the research findings in a format that will encourage successful implementation.
To identify, operate and install suitable equipment to support the project objectives. Carrying out suitable tests to evaluate the equipment performance effect on product to push forward the boundaries of current knowledge in each topic area. Running on a campaign strategy.
To record and track the delivery of deliverables during research and production & identify routes for achievement of targets.
A good honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Chemical Engineering)
A willingness to carry out experimental work
A good understanding of manufacturing engineering and industrial automation (especially Chemical processes) within high value industries e.g.: Food, Paint, etc.
Experience in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation specific to Electrode Manufacture or comparable processes
Experience of manufacturing process engineering within Electrode Manufacture or a relevant industrial sector at high volume
Experience of industrial R&D and first implementation in `real world` environment
Project planning and reporting skills
Experience of making and implementing recommendations for process improvements
Ability to deliver rapid, commercially focused results, with well honed-problem solving skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research programmes
Ability to initiate, plan, organise, implement and deliver programmes of work to tight deadlines, both in project and volume phases
Competency in IT and familiarity with a computerised environment - this may require specifics e.g. PLC, SCADA, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), CAD, CFD
A range of Quantitative and/or Qualitative research skills
A significant level of relevant product development experience in an industrial context
Experience in development and delivery of training material
A sound ability to analyse and interpret data
To apply send your CV to James Speller or contact James to discuss further 07557923976.