Technical Specialist - Advanced Production Systems

Coventry £ 55,000 - £ 65,000 p.a. plus benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014336

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The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) is a major success story. One of the UK‘s most advanced Research & Technology Organisations, championing world leading manufacturing and engineering innovation.


Created in 2011, it represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and has since grown to a team of over 800 spread several facilities covering not only R&D, but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design across multiple businesses and sectors.


Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit from launch, we seek career driven and agile talent from industry, academia, and other leading organisations to work in this truly unique centre of excellence.


Benefits - beyond salary, the MTC provides one of the most extensive and progressive benefits packages available, designed to inspire, develop and reward employees to the full including:


  • Fully flexible working including compressed hours, remote working, part-time hours, flexible start and finish times. And career breaks. Tell us what works for you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying!  

  • Enhanced Holiday leave with accumulated days plus option to buy & sell

  • Private Health Insurance from Vitality Health

  • Life Insurance

  • Generous Pension Scheme

  • Income Protection in the event of long-term illness or incapacity to work

  • Salary Sacrifice (tax efficient Bike 2 Work plus Car Lease Scheme including competitive on-site EV charging)

  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity support

  • Professional subscriptions paid plus access to Leadership Academy

  • Long service recognition plus contribution awards

  • Envious working environment with free parking, excellent public transport links, employee discounts and on-site canteen, plus more 



The Role    


Duties and responsibilities of The Technical Specialist - Advanced Production Systems



  • Delivering technical excellence across a portfolio of projects, providing thought leadership on the delivery of innovative technical solutions in turning maturing, promising research ideas into impactful manufacturing capability.

  • Supporting bringing work into the team, focussing on where we can deliver value to our clients, whilst meeting our growth targets and other metrics. This will involve identifying funding opportunities, whether industrial, CR&D or internal and supporting the development of proposals.

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

  • Ensuring that your colleagues receive the most appropriate technical guidance, mentorship and governance in the delivery of their project work.

  • Working closely with Technology Managers, Technical Specialists and the management teams of the Technology and Industrial Sectors, providing specialist input to the business development, product management and technology management functions



The Person


The successful candidate for the role of Technical Specialist - Advanced Production Systems will have/be:


  • 10+ years‘ mechanical and/or manufacturing engineering experience.

  • Degree educated holding one of the following; BSc, BEng, MSc or MEng in an appropriate Mechanical Engineering based subject.

  • Expertise recognised both internally and externally within your field, probably as a chartered engineer or scientist of an appropriate institution.

  • Can demonstrate experience of appropriate engineering Validation and Substantiation of designs, and use of Engineering controls appropriate to the project to deliver to customer requirements.

  • Strong understanding of the challenges of designing, machinery, equipment and/or products.

  • Extensive knowledge of materials, relevant directives, regulations and standards, mechanical principles and manufacturing techniques.

  • Experienced user of CAD software packages with the ability to create design concepts and fully dimensioned drawings working to BS8888 with best practice geometric tolerances and key characteristics.

  • Experience of writing and reviewing proposals, risk management and ability to accurately budget such projects.

  • An ability to ideate creative solutions to complex problems and deliver on these from concept to physical realisation, both for clients and within the business.

  • Demonstrable experience of identifying team and group level risks and identifying strategies to resolve them.



Please note, due to the nature of the role, candidates must be willing and able to complete National Security Vetting.


Equality, diversity, and inclusion are integral to everything that we do. We are committed to these values and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are more than happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require.

To apply for the position of Technical Specialist - Advanced Production Systems forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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