Production Engineer - KTP Associate

University of the West of England, Bristol - Department of Engineering Design & Mathematics

Fixed term period (yrs/mths) : 18 months

Job overview:
An exciting opportunity has become available to deliver a step-change in productivity through embedding new capabilities in innovative manufacturing techniques and cutting-edge engineering product design to improve performance of wood burning stoves. The position is an 18 month fixed term contract with a £3K dedicated training budget towards your personal development. 

Qualifications we require:
As a minimum, you will hold a Degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical or Production Engineering or a closely related discipline. 

About Hunter Stoves:
Hunter Stoves is a UK manufacturer of wood-burning stoves with a turnover in excess of £6m. Products are designed and distributed from Exeter. The company was originally founded in 1970 and distributes to most Western European countries, South Africa, New Zealand and Japan. Over the past few years it has invested heavily in the development of innovative new products incorporating modern sleek styling, dynamic controls and revolutionary air flow design that utilises patented technology to provide a clean, environmentally friendly burn. 

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About KTP:
This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme funded by Innovate UK.  It’s essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP role. 

You will need:

  • Practical and experimental experience in materials and manufacturing tools and processes.
  • Knowledge of continuous Improvement strategies, robotics in manufacturing and manufacturing process modelling would be advantageous.
  • Strong core skills in communication, team work, numeracy, reporting and project management. 

Essential skills we require as a minimum:

  • To be able to interpret and clearly articulate technical and complex information.
  • To be able to present to a wide ranging audience including senior stakeholders.
  • To be proactive, able to influence others and build rapport quickly, developing long term relationships.
  • You will enjoy responsibility, solving unexpected problems and challenging the status quo. 


  • A good first Degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical or Production Engineering or a closely related discipline. 

Full time/part time: Full time

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