STAR Research, Prototype, Mechanical and Additive Manufacturing Engineering Executive

United Kingdom - Leicester
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  • Job Reference: 1609
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Salary: £44,045 to £49,553 per annum
  • 30+ days ago

Job Description

Vacancy ID: 1609

Location: Leicester

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Vacancy terms: Full time, open ended subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available to 31
October 2022

Salary details: Grade 8 - £44,045 to £49,553 per annum

Hours per week: 37.5

About the role

In this role, you will lead and deliver the metal precision, rapid prototype and additive manufacturing aspects of the STAR (Space Technology Applications from Research) project using a variety of tools and software to aid industry on a wide range of artefacts and sectors including Life Sciences/Biotech, transport, space instrumentation, energy, Food and Drink and creative industry sectors. You will provide technical, precision manufacturing, rapid prototyping and 3D Printing (additive Manufacturing) expertise, knowhow and delivery, including operating the facilities, in support of the successful delivery of outputs.

Working with the Business Manager you will build and maintain research, business and industry links and activity aligned with the University’s space and earth observation and engineering expertise.

About you

With a recognised engineering apprenticeship plus significant post-apprenticeship experience and trade qualification to at least level 3 and HNC Engineering Manufacture Qualification, you will have extensive experience of operating a wide range of equipment used in manufacture. You will have a track record of delivering commercial engineering services to the aerospace, the space, or instrumentation, life sciences, energy or the transport sectors.

As a self-starter with a keen eye for detail, you will have the ability to analyse and interpret complex data, giving your expert opinion to STAR clients and other team members.

Additional information

Internal applicants - This role is also open as a secondment opportunity. Please discuss this with your current line manager first, before applying.

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be made to Professor Mark Sims email:

We anticipate that interviews will take place during the week commencing 9 December 2019.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning camp

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