Manufacturing Process Improvement Engineer (KTP Associate)

University of Bradford - Faculty of Engineering and Informatics School of Engineering

BorgWarner Ltd. is a subsidiary of BorgWarner Inc. based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. It is one of 13 Turbocharger production facilities within the global turbo division. It is a leading supplier of innovative turbocharging systems to the global automotive industry. BorgWarner offers a broad range of products for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, as well as for industrial, locomotive and marine engines. BorgWarner is working with the University of Bradford on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to improve manufacturing processes and are now looking to appoint the KTP Associate.

With support of an academic team from the University, the successful role holder will lead on the project which aims to increase production capacity by applying a holistic optimising approach to the manufacturing processes of turbo systems and their related supply chains. This will require integration of advanced modelling and simulation techniques to analyse complex systems within a sustainability context. A Turbo Manufacturing Dashboard is to be developed and integrated to monitor operations and supply chain performance.

The project will include the consideration and analysis of the manufacturing environment, supply chain management issues, assembly methods, inventory management, with the view to improve efficiency, reducing costs, minimising working capital and maximising cash flow and ultimately allowing BorgWarner Ltd to secure the long term future of turbocharger production in Bradford.

The aim of BorgWarner Ltd is to become a more efficient Commercial Vehicle turbocharger manufacturing facility and, in this way, become more competitive in the UK and international markets. This KTP project will allow BorgWarner Ltd to understand their manufacturing and assembly processes and their supply chains to a much deeper level. Furthermore, the project will also include assessing the readiness for Industry 4.0 with the view to understand better future opportunities to implement relevant technologies.

The KTP associate will work with different functional areas of BorgWarner Ltd during the project. In addition, the KTP associate may also visit and establish contact with some key suppliers. A knowledge repository system will be created to support learning and innovation.  The KTP Associate will need to have a 1st or 2:1 Honours degree in any of the following disciplines: Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Engineering Management; and will have relevant industrial or placement experience.

In return, the University offers an attractive rewards and benefits package including a competitive salary, with a £4,000 training budget, excellent contributory pension scheme, annual leave, salary sacrifice and childcare voucher schemes, wellbeing and lifestyle initiatives, and discounts at popular retailers.  You will also have access to the University's onsite leisure facilities, library, catering outlets and a nursery.

Please be aware that it is a requirement of BorgWarner that the successful applicant has 5 years of satisfactory previous study/work references.  

Application details will be shared with BorgWarner for the purposes of recruitment and selection for this position.

The interviews will be scheduled to take place mid-January, the date will be confirmed to those shortlisted.

For enquires about the post, please contact Eduardo Munive Hernandez email:

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