STAR Accelerator Mechanical Prototype Manufacturing Engineer
Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Vacancy terms: Full time, open ended subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available to 31 October 2022
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.
STAR (Space Technology Applications from Research) is a new high-tech research and development centre of excellence (part-funded by European Regional Development Fund) within the College of Science and Engineering. The STAR centre will provide design, electronic, precision machining and additive manufacturing expertise and technology demonstrations in composites, plastics and metals to SMEs, especially in Leicester and Leicestershire to launch new products and material through Research and Innovation. The dedicated high-tech serviced facility offers a new and bespoke/needs led practical project-based service to industry for design, testing, diagnostic, prototyping and manufacturing.
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. In addition, you will assist the Academic leads, Business Manager and Project team to deliver the business plan, supporting qualifying SME’s and industry to become more innovative and as a result launch new products, services or new processes.
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.
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 campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.
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Closing date: Midnight on 29 July 2020.