Job offer available in Scotland Manufacturing Engineer – Machining (215717) at University of Strathclyde

Term: Fixed (36 months)

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has been established near Glasgow’s International Airport. The AFRC is the embodiment of a £30 million collaborative investment by Industrial, Academic and Government partners seeking to establish a world-leading research facility for forging and forming technologies.

The AFRC is seeking to appoint 2 Manufacturing Engineers to support its research programmes, and the development of manufacturing capability both within the AFRC and its industrial partners. In particular, the Manufacturing Engineer will support the improvement of manufacturing processes through experimental research activity and by studying and enhancing manufacturing methods. The post holder will be expected to work between the AFRC and its industrial partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange.

We would like to see candidates with experience in:

  • Advanced Machining Processes. The AFRC has several Machining research themes which combine engineering experience with applied analytical methods, to provide applied scientific understanding of the machining process. Using analytical tools, such as sensory tool holders, machining dynamics, finite element analysis and data analytics, the AFRC are able to predict and optimise machining processes.

With a first degree and PhD in appropriate disciplines, e.g. mechanical or materials engineering; or with a good first degree (minimum 2:1) and relevant work experience, you will have an established track record in providing engineering solutions in an industrial context, and experience in knowledge exchange. You will have a background in the machining of metallic components. You will have a good understanding of general engineering principles including, experimentation and data analysis, with a strong materials background in metals. You will have the ability to work autonomously and to plan and prioritise your own workload with minimal inputs from higher management, in addition to experience of project planning and delivery. In addition, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia.

For informal enquiries, please contact Stephen Fitzpatrick, Senior Manufacturing Engineer s.fitzpatrick@strath.ac.uk 0141 534 5688.

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