Composite Technician (2 posts)

University of Sheffield - Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Faculty

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Location:

AMRC with Boeing
The Advanced Manufacturing Park
Wallis Way
Catcliffe
Rotherham
S60 5TZ

Salary:

Grade 5: £21,220 - £24,565 per annum. Potential to progress to £26,829 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

Summary:

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a cluster of world-class centres for research into advanced manufacturing technologies used in the aerospace, power generation, medical and other high-value manufacturing sectors.

The cluster has a global reputation for helping companies overcome manufacturing problems and has become a model for collaborative research involving universities, academics and industry, worldwide.

Cluster members include the AMRC with Boeing, Nuclear AMRC, the AMRC Design Prototyping and Testing, Training and Knowledge Transfer Centres; Castings Technology International (CTI); the National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC); Medical AMRC and Factory 2050.

The AMRC with Boeing and Nuclear AMRC are part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, a consortium of seven leading manufacturing and process research centres, backed by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

The AMRC specialises in advanced machining, materials and manufacturing research. It has more than 80 industrial partners, including global giants such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus as well as small businesses, and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The AMRC is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

As a Composite Technician you will provide assistance in the manufacture of a wide variety of manufacturing activity and processes. The role will require, and be most suitable to an apprentice trained technician from an engineering craft background who’s skills can be easily transferred into composite manufacture. These skills will be used to produce a variety of composite tooling and component using different areas of composite manufacturing and processes, these will include the operation (with training) of NC ply cutting, autoclaves, and oven operation and relevant curing processes, through to component trimming, bonding and assembly.

Qualified to NVQ Level 3 with a BTec National Certificate (or equivalent), you will have served a recognized engineering apprenticeship or have equivalent relevant craft experience. Other essential skills required for the role include; good technical knowledge of engineering solutions, effective communication skills (both written and verbal) and an ability to work within a team. You will also have the ability to maintain project documentation and to plan and progress work activities.

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