Metallic Materials and Processes Engineer

Renfrew, UK
19 Jul 2019
17 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Metallic Materials and Processes Engineer (x2)
6 months Contract

Working Hours: 8am - 6pm

Be part of a team leading an R&D programme with the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Scottish Enterprise to establish an advanced, near-net shape aerospace metal manufacturing cell for short lead time and cost efficient production of aircraft hardware in Glasgow. The technologies to be developed within the R&D program have the potential to provide significant improvement in unit cost, cycle time and productivity in a range of components on current and future aircraft. The program aims to:
*Leverage the world class metals forming capability of the AFRC in Glasgow, Scotland
*Design, assemble and test innovative metal forming equipment and optimize the process
*Develop a new manufacturing process for aircraft actuator components

The ideal candidate is required to provide on-site support and drive the technical direction of the R&D project to lead the execution for technology transition into company products. The work will be done in collaboration with other Research & Technology - Europe engineers, Commercial Airplanes, Fabrication engineers and the AFRC. The candidate needs to be well versed in metal forming and direct technology development, technology partnerships, government interaction and partnership opportunities and in university/industrial consortia arrangements. Shall have project execution experience including scheduling and planning and be capable of undertaking/managing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
There will be on-going parallel & future programmes focusing on improving productivity & cost efficiency to support delivery of programme.

The candidate shall
*Provide technical steering of and validation for collaborative methods, through a familiarity with metals forming and forging manufacturing technologies - both conventional and novel.
*Collaborate with company's business units, Research & Technology centres, academia, and wider industry research institutes to deliver impactful technology solutions according to the program schedule.
*Engage with the company internal team and external suppliers and the universities to develop follow on public funded projects and manage them from technical perspective
*Demonstrate analytical problem-solving capability in an emergent, production environment including defining and executing solutions, from conception through to validation
*Generate, define, and protect intellectual property within the research environment
*Work closely within a small, remote team while collaborating with teams located globally to deliver technology objectives aligning to wider business requirements
*Demonstrate experience developing novel technologies, including their critical evaluation and iterative refinement, to meet defined goals and schedules
*Evaluate, understand, and apply technical specifications and standards

*Knowledge and experience in metals forming and forging:
-Processes such as super plastic forming , forging or thread rolling would be an advantage
-Experience with large industrial plant, particularly presses and forging equipment
*Materials science and metallurgy
*Research & Development
*Advanced systems engineering
*Materials and/or process development

*- Higher degree in Material Science or Mechanical Engineering
*Degree with experience in industrial or R&D projects environment

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