Advanced Research engineer - Metrology
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Reference: 698770 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Engineering

Location: MTC Coventry

Salary: £36,000

Type: Permanent

Published date: Thursday 24 March 2022

Closing date: Thursday 18 August 2022


Advanced Research engineer - Metrology

The Vacancy

It’s not every day that you can say that the work you do helps to impact society, the Right Way, but that is just one of the unique benefits of securing a role within the MTC, where we are proud to be a Times 100 Best Company.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Research Engineer within the Metrology department based at our state of the art facility near Coventry.

You will focus on the technical delivery of projects and support the development of project related activities across The MTC, working across various technology departments and industrial sectors.

With your technical expertise, you will undertake innovative engineering research work focused primarily on technology / manufacturing readiness levels (TRL/MRL) 3 and will be involved in all aspects of the project delivery. With demonstrable experience within mechanical design, you will be developing technologies across a variety of industry sectors and will be accustomed to using different manufacturing methods. 

Educated to a degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline (engineering / mathematics / statistics), you will have knowledge and application of technologies through previous project work, including:

  • Tactile measurement technologies (such as CMMs)

  • Non-contact 3D point cloud gathering systems (such as structured light scanners, laser line scanners) 

  • Surface metrology technologies (such as focus variation, confocal and interferometry)

You’ll have an awareness of how metrology and inspection can support broader Digital Engineering / Industry 4.0 concepts. You’ll be accustomed to meeting the demands of a project and adhering to budgets and deadlines without compromising on quality. A confident communicator, you will be able to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders, recomming technologies / systems for specific applications and apply your R&D knowledge to projects. With knowledge of the manufacturing sector and understanding of manufacturing systems and technologies, you will have strong report writing and presentation skills and will apply your expertise to real-world situations.

Our benefits package includes a competitive base salary as well as 25 days annual leave public holidays. In addition, there is an Employee Assistance Programme, ability to buy and sell holidays, cycle to work scheme, employee discounts and a fantastic pension scheme. If your role is in an area that is taking part in the fully flexible working week trial, your working week will be from Monday to Thursday and your annual leave entitlement will be adjusted to 20 days per annum.

About the MTC

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry – often referred to as ‘the valley of death’.

It represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and, after four years of planning and a 16 month build, the facility opened at Ansty Park in Coventry at the end of 2011.

In December 2011, there were 16 industrial members, 44 staff and just a few key pieces of equipment in the ‘workshop’.

Over the following seven years the MTC’s rapid growth has seen the expansion of our campus with the construction of three more facilities, including the opening of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre and the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing. 

Our role has also increased to cover not only R&D but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design. 

We now have over 700 talented employees working with us.

During this time we have helped hundreds of companies across a range of industries and over 100 of them have become members of the MTC.

Reference Checks and Security Checks (where applicable)

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.


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