Technical Specialist - Advanced Production Systems
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Reference: 748833 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Engineering

Location: MTC Coventry

Salary: £55,000

Type: Permanent

Published date: Thursday 05 May 2022

Closing date: Thursday 18 August 2022

Technical Specialist - Advanced Production Systems

The Vacancy

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. MTC are currently seeking a Department Engineering Resource Manager, Automation, Mechatronics and Electronics Manufacturing (AMEM).

Culture: MTC Colleagues all share three things: our passion to transform industry, our values and our ethical principles. We welcome those who will share these with us. 
Our values – we do things the RIGHT way…

  • Responsibility
  • Inspiration
  • Great environment
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Teamwork

Our ethical principles underpin everything we do…

  • Support the UK government to improve people’s lives
  • Recognise our responsibility to humanity over profit or power
  • Strive to create a sustainable world
  • Promote and celebrate Diversity & Inclusiveness

Benefits: The MTC lead the way with a superb suite of benefits including; 33 days holiday, fully flexible working week Monday-Thursday, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, Plus many others.

Flexibility is key to success at the MTC and many of their colleagues work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.

The Person

The ideal candidate for the role will have:

  • A background in Design Engineering within manufacturing or Research and Development and be a degree calibre engineer or technologist.
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams, embracing different mind sets and harnessing change mentality.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to deliver presentations, project reports and proposal work to a varied audience.
  • Be able to guide other engineers for multiple projects at different stages of the design cycle.
  • Be confident when engaging with external/internal stakeholders
  • Willing to adapt and learn areas outside of their current technical knowledge.
  • Develop creative solutions to complex problems and deliver on these from concept to physical realization, both for clients and within the MTC.
  • Have an awareness of development in technical project management, including working to deadlines, budgets and ensuring quality of technical delivery.
  • Working knowledge of materials, mechanical principles, and common engineering techniques to solve complex problems through ideation and intelligent design.
  • Experienced user of CAD software packages, working to BS8888 with best practice geometric tolerances and key characteristics.

The Role

As a Technical Specialist, you will provide leadership at team and group level to drive excellence within the team, helping us achieve our business goals and meet the needs of our internal and external stakeholders.

This will include:

  • Delivering technical excellence across a portfolio of projects, providing thought leadership on the delivery of innovative technical solutions in turning maturing, promising research ideas into impactful manufacturing capability.
  • Supporting bringing work into the team, focussing on where we can deliver value to our clients, whilst meeting our growth targets and other metrics. This will involve identifying funding opportunities, whether industrial, CR&D or internal and supporting the development of proposals.
  • Contribution to technical and business strategies by developing specific technical - and multi-theme - roadmaps that define how technology based value propositions can be developed to meet the manufacturing challenges identified by the Industrial Sectors.
  • Ensuring that your colleagues receive the most appropriate technical guidance, mentorship and governance in the delivery of their project work. 

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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