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New Process Development Engineer - KTP Associate (fixed term) ENG337118

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £26,000 to £30,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th September 2018
Closes: 12th October 2018
Job Ref: ENG337118

Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 per annum; depending on skills and experience, with a £3,800 dedicated training budget tailored towards your personal development. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Chemical or Process Engineer to join our diverse team in partnership with Base Materials to deliver a novel curing process to reduce processing time and increase throughput of Base Materials’ primary product, epoxy composite tooling boards. As well as increasing production for application in the Formula 1, automotive and aerospace industries, this process will reduce process environmental impacts and enable a broader product range, allowing access to new markets. 

This is a newly scoped and pivotal role for the company, who are looking to broaden their internal expertise as part of their ongoing growth plan. You will be supported to work on the experimental development, design and installation of the new curing process, working at the interface between process engineering, chemistry and electromagnetics.

We are seeking innovative thinkers from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds. Significant training and support will be offered to help you develop any new skills which are required. You should be interested in working as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver commercial solutions to industry.

About Base Materials:

Base Materials are a leading business in their field; manufacturing and distributing advanced lightweight epoxy composite materials and producing high quality precision components from a variety of tooling boards for body tooling, patterns, testing and prototypes, predominantly for the Formula 1, automotive and aerospace industries. Further information about Base is available at:

About Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP):

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) 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 Associate position. 

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This post will be offered on a fixed term basis for a period of 21 months. This post is jointly advertised in collaboration with our industrial partner, Base Materials Ltd. and will predominantly be based at their site in Whetstone, Leicester.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Chris Dodds, tel: 0115 951 4172 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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