Manufacturing Engineer - NCM

Coventry £32,000 - £45,000 Contract

Job Reference: 013430

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 – Non-Conventional Machining. The purpose of the role is to contribute to research and project delivery in manufacturing technologies, with a focus on non-conventional machining technologies for Turbine Components.

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 – Non-Conventional Machining will focus on the following key duties and responsibilities:
To undertake innovative research tasks to developing new technology into industry.
Develop research methods for individual projects related to Non-Conventional Machining technologies.
Capture & define project requirements that identifies gaps in technology/ understanding.
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.
Work with the Specialists, Plant CA teams and toolmakers to co-ordinate, manage and help execute non-conventional machining activity that allows concepts and hardware for tooling (and their ancillaries) to be delivered on time that addresses the technology challenges.
Support the fixture design and tooling for future turbine components



The Person

The successful candidate for the Manufacturing Engineer – Non-Conventional Machining will have experience in EDM/ High speed film cooling programming, ideally Winbro HSD6. A good exposure to the industrial environment would be beneficial with an ability to pragmatically facilitate solution implementation.
. 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.
Experience/ knowledge within signature analysis breakthrough detection, turbine component cooling configurations, cooling hole (binocular) inspection, metallurgical assessment submissions, interpretation of lab reports and generate a part program on HSD6/351 from first principles.
Ability to generate part programme from 1st principles on HSD6 using Siemens NX processor.
Ability to interpret Turbine component drawings.
Be able to liaise with supply chain network for non-conventional machining activity.


To apply for the Manufacturing Engineer – Non-Conventional Machining please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.


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