Job Reference Number: UOS006573
Contract Type: Fixed-term for 12 months.
Faculty: Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
AMRC, The Advanced Manufacturing Park,
Salary: Grade 6 £24,049 to £27,845 per annum.
Closing Date: 31 May 2013
The University of Sheffield AMRC builds on the success of the original Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, creating a cluster of industry-focused manufacturing R&D centres and supporting facilities.
The AMRC with Boeing, established in 2001, has grown to become a world-leading centre of advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value sectors. It has around 70 industrial members, from global giants such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, to local small businesses. The Nuclear AMRC, established in 2009, applies the same model of collaborative research to the nuclear supply chain. Members include Areva, Westinghouse, Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel and Sheffield Forgemasters.
The AMRC group also includes Namtec, which provides training and consultancy to the manufacturing supply chain; the Knowledge Transfer Centre, a dedicated meeting, conference and training hub; and the new AMRC Training Centre, which will provide advanced apprenticeship and higher-level skills. The AMRC with Boeing is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, a consortium of seven established manufacturing and process research centres, backed by the Technology Strategy Board.
The AMRC Design, Prototyping & Testing Centre (DPTC) will be an extension to our original facility. The Centre will be a state-of-the-art facility which will house a multi-disciplinary team of around 40 design engineers comprising of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control, electronics and software engineers.
The centre will provide engineering and design expertise to the UK’s high value engineering sector, in order to raise the performance of both local and national manufacturing companies.
The DPTC is part funded through a £4.83m investment by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and also part funded by Catapult (TSB).
Reporting to the Project Manager the post holder will contribute to the successful delivery of high value manufacturing projects within the aerospace, renewables, automotive and medical industries. This will include involvement in all of the project activities including design, development, prototyping, testing and quality assurance of electro-mechanical projects.
Applicants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Analogue and digital electronic design, Electronic Computer Aided Design (ECAD), Software development, System testing and results analysis.
Analogue electronic design activities, Digital electronic design activities, Electronic Computer Aided Design (ECAD).
You must have an excellent grasp of engineering principles, be practically minded, enthusiastic and motivated to work on your own or within a team. Good communication skills and active time management are essential.
You will be able to present your work in a clear and professional manner working to deadlines, thus ensuring the delivery of high quality, functional engineering solutions, on time and on budget.
The successful candidate will be part of a team working on design projects for partner companies, local SME’s and European funded framework research projects.
The AMRC is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
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