Manufacturing Engineer - Adaptive Machinist

Coventry £32,000 - £45,000 Contract

Job Reference: 013428

The High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce. The facility will enable a halving of the lead-time for the design & make of turbine components; develop novel techniques to enable future design styles and manufacturing systems and accelerate cost reduction & casting yield improvement activities. This is a chance to work within a co-located design and manufacturing engineering teams within the HTRC and in close collaboration with a wide range of research engineers from the relevant academic fields. Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit they are seeking a Manufacturing Engineer – Adaptive Machinist. The purpose of the role is to achieve the improvement in the positional control of the ceramic core within wax pattern dies.

Benefits: 33 days holiday, flexible working week, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, Plus many others.


The Role

The role of Manufacturing Engineer – Adaptive Machinist will focus on the following key duties and responsibilities:

Work with the design and manufacturing leads to ensure that details for the relevant core and wax challenges are captured.
Work with the Specialists, Plant CA teams and toolmakers to co-ordinate, manage and help execute adaptive machining activity that demonstrates the principle of aligning the core for location feature machining in order to best fit the entire aerofoil surface
optimise the dimensional capability at any position such that the risk of non-conformance is minimised.
Ensure that research work is undertaken to meet or exceed the customers` quality expectations and within the budgets and timescales allocated to each project.
Work with the design and manufacturing leads to formulate a plan that maps out the sequence of trials/ experiments that furnishes the gap in knowledge.
Prepare material for Capability Acquisition Reviews (CAR), Manufacturing Capability Readiness Level (MCRL) packs and technology updates aligned to the HP components.
Support & build up the tooling design capability for small, complex parts exhibiting novel features.



The Person

The successful candidate for the Manufacturing Engineer – Adaptive Machinist will have knowledge of conventional and novel methods for tool and fixture manufacture is advantageous as well as practical use of CAD/CAM packages. Further attributes and experience and qualification required includes:
A degree or equivalent in an engineering, science and/ or materials discipline is essential.
The post holder will need to be able to demonstrate a level of autonomy with supervision required in more complex projects / tasks.
Strong stakeholder management skills and able to articulate themselves confidently; good communication and presentation skills are necessary.
Design for manufacture and assembly of tools and fixtures for investment casting and CNC machining processes.
Proficiency to write optimisation algorithms using linear algebra and transformation matrices.
Exposure to CAM programme verification techniques
Finite Element and CAD/CAM experience, worked with modelling package: Siemens NX
Be able to liaise with supply chain network for non-conventional machining activity.


To apply for the Manufacturing Engineer – Adaptive Machinist please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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