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Research Engineer (Dry Fibre)

University of Sheffield - Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Location: Catcliffe
Salary: £31,302 to £39,609 per annum with potential to progress to £43,267 per annum (Grade 7).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th June 2019
Closes: 19th July 2019
Job Ref: UOS022989
 

Location:

Composites Centre
AMRC with Boeing
Wallis Way
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Catcliffe
S60 5DJ

Are you interested in working for a Top 100 University? 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Engineer, with knowledge of Dry Fibre technology, to join our Composite Centre team at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. 

As a Research Engineer, you will work primarily within the Dry Fibre Team, involved in cutting edge research in fibre conversion technologies for composite applications, but will support the wider composites team. With experience of Braiding technology and processing, you will develop your experience in the field using the AMRC Herzog braiding technology. You will contribute to the research objectives of the Composite Centre team, through delivery of a number of concurrent industrially-focused world-leading research and development projects. This will include planning of projects and resources, project team leadership, writing of reports for industrial partners, regular communication with customers and partners, delivery of projects to timescales and technical problem solving. The projects undertaken frequently involve overseas partners.

You will have; 

  • A good masters level qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant field, for example but not limited to: Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Physics etc.
  • Significant manufacturing experience and knowledge, including delivery of Research & Development or material improvement programmes
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal and the ability to solve problems creatively.
  • Technical knowledge of composites engineering or manufacturing, specifically in Dry Fibre technologies, and are able to apply this effectively in the workplace.
  • Experience managing project resources, including staff, and developing a network of contacts within the organisation.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. 

About the Team

The Composite Centre team focuses on producing and machining composite components, including hybrid parts combining high-performance metals and composites in a single structure. These structures can provide significant weight savings while maintaining the highest material and structural performance, offering improved fuel efficiency for aerospace and other transport applications. 

About the University

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. 

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. 

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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