Reference: 697310 | Status: Accepting applications
Published date: Tuesday 01 March 2022
Closing date: Thursday 01 September 2022
As a Manufacturing Engineer based at our High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) in Ansty, you will conduct research and improvement activities related to the design and manufacture of turbine components.
The HTRC is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce and is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for investment casting, machining and advanced metrology of single crystal components.
The Centre has three key aims:
You will work within our co-located design and manufacturing engineering teams within the HTRC and in close collaboration with a wide range of researchers from the relevant academic fields. Manufacturing engineers are responsible for the method of manufacture that delivers component requirements and support both process engineering and project delivery tasks. Whilst an engineer may have a particular process or project focus they will be able to support both functions. This role has a focus on Ceramic and Wax Additive Manufacturing Capability for use in Investment Casting.
Process engineers are primarily accountable for the equipment and process methods used within the HTRC, they drive best practice and continuous improvement into their process area whilst acting as a central point for knowledge management and communication across the HTRC and externally with suppliers, customers and partners. They also play a key role in supporting and liaising with the operational teams ensuring safe and reliable equipment and processes. Project Engineers understand customer requirements and translate them through consultation into a method of manufacture managing the associated technical package. They create, manage, and deliver the project using planning, risk management and cost tools whilst effectively managing key stakeholder expectations. They also act to ensure validation and substantiation of the component and manage any arising non-conformance or quality concerns to ensure compliance to specifications and a safe method of manufacture.
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.
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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