Research Engineer (3 posts)

University of Sheffield - Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre - AMRC – Nuclear AMRC

Location:
Nuclear AMRC
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Brunel Way
Catcliffe
Rotherham
S60 5WG

Salary: Grade 6
£25,728 to £29,799 per annum. Potential to progress to £32,548 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

We are looking for someone with a passion and desire to further advancements in Nuclear technology to join our team at the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC). The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), is a collaboration of academic and industrial partners from across the nuclear supply chain, with the mission of helping UK manufacturers win work at home and worldwide. Our applied manufacturing research is underpinned by the nuclear and materials technology expertise of The University of Manchester Dalton Nuclear Institute.

In the role of Research Engineer, you play a key part in assisting the project team, working closely with the Technical Leads, Researchers and experienced engineers to deliver research projects of duration typically between 1 to 12 months.

You will assist with projects that will be broadly focused on the manufacturing processes to improve quality, capability and robustness during manufacture and potentially reduce the cost of production of nuclear related modules, pumps, valves and associated components. Projects range from research into new materials, control, automation, metrology and machining dynamics, to develop and demonstrate robust and world-leading methods of manufacture. You will have:

  • a good honours degree (or equivalent experience).
  • technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas of manufacturing: mechanical, manufacturing, machining, dynamics, fixtures, modelling, inspection/metrology.
  • effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including report writing skills and experience of delivering presentations.
  • ability to develop creative approaches to problem solving.

The role provides excellent opportunities to increase and enhance your knowledge and skills, supported by a friendly team in an excellent working environment. The centre is proactive in creating opportunities for career development and encourages professional registration; providing opportunities to achieve chartered engineer status. We operate in a culture based on mutual respect, where all contributions and ideas are valued, in an environment that is supportive and encouraging, and enables talent to develop and achieve.

About the University

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