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DESIGN AND BUILD SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER


Manufacturing Technology Centre
Location: Coventry
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Design / Development Jobs
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Job Description

The Job Description Form should be used for all roles within The
Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). This form should be
completed by Head of the Department or Human Resources. A
Recruitment Authorisation Form must also be attached.

Job Title: Senior Research Engineer

Grade: Senior Research Engineer

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Department/Theme: APS Group – Assembly Systems, Design & Build 1
Location: The Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd., Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU.

Reporting To: Marie Wells – Technology Manager (designate) Danny McGee – Chief Engineer

Job Purpose: To undertake research and deliver projects for the security sector consistent with the requirements of the Advanced Production Systems Group and its Assembly Systems team. To use your expertise to provide technical leadership to others in the team. This role requires personnel holding clearance preferably DV or SC with a willingness to complete DV Duties & Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities including but not limited to the following: To lead and deliver innovative research projects for defence and security projects transferring technology into industry; supporting colleagues’, clients’ and Industrial Members in order to deliver project requirements. 819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 1 of 6

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To provide technical leadership to others in areas of
expertise.

To support the Technology Manager & Senior
Research Engineers – in the organisation of
required resources (people, equipment, marketing
collateral and MTC facilities) needed to deliver
research projects. And generate new project ideas
in alignment with the themes strategy.

To provide mentoring and coaching to other staff
while undertaking training to progress your own
career development.

To work in accordance with MTC procedures as set
out in the company’s Business Management
System, compliant with ISO9001:2008.

To lead the development of proposals for defence
and security projects and lead engagement with
existing customers to win repeat business.

To lead technical liaison with customer during
project delivery. To ensure that work is undertaken to meet or
exceed the customers’ quality expectations and
within the budgets and timescales allocated. Tasks
may include: Researching technologies,
benchmarking, down-selection, preparing technical
reports, presenting work to customers, producing
concepts, implementing solutions, devising and
undertaking experiments.

Will include work in other sectors however when
there is work clearance will mean the candidate
may be required to be security and defence biased Candidate Specification: The role is suited to an Engineer who already has
some experience in design, mechatronics,
automated systems or project delivery and has the
desire to increase their knowledge of, and undertake
projects in the afore mentioned fields. An
understanding of machine design and/or CNC
machines and control strategy as well as an
understanding of complex environments would be a
nice to have. The post holder will need to be able to demonstrate
a high level of autonomy. The successful applicant
will be placed in a team based environment where
their technical understanding will be challenged;
They must be able communicate clearly to technical 819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 2 of 6

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and non-technical audiences inside and outside of
the MTC.

Key Deliverables: The post holder will be expected to:

• Manage their time effectively to achieve on-time
delivery • Manage project and task budgets • Liaise with customer and MTC’s workshop staff
and manage scope/budget of work. • Deliver tasks to a quality in-line with what the
MTC and our customers’ demands and the
budget allows. • Work in a safe manner at all times. • Work towards a professional accreditation • Work with discretion within a mixed environment

Specific project objectives will be provided by the
Technology Manager once the candidate is in post.

Person Specification

819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 3 of 6

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Essential Desirable
Competencies / Behaviours Self-motivated with ability to Good, general technical meet deadlines and can knowledge with produce

experience of working with reports/presentations to the and specifying special
required and appropriate purpose machinery for use
standard in industry.

Excellent written and oral

communication skills. Can An understanding of
demonstrate the ability to methods employed in
communicate technical data research of low TRL
to a non-technical audience methods for use in
industry. Ability to work as part of a team or an individual where necessary Pragmatic hands on
approach to problem solving and happy to roll up own sleeve to complete work Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills Project Management Skills

Technical Skills and A BSc or BEng degree in an MSc in an appropriate Knowledge appropriate engineering STEM subject subject.

7 years in a manufacturing
Minimum of 5 year in a or design engineering role
manufacturing or design with evidence of the
engineering role with application of CAD skills
evidence of the application
of CAD skills In depth technical
knowledge of designing,
Good report writing skills manufacturing and
commissioning special
Demonstrable knowledge of purpose machines,
design for working with equipment, tooling and
difficult environmental fixturing.
conditions, machining and
containment within complex Design of experiments and
parameters. data analysis skills 819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 4 of 6

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including the use of
Demonstrable knowledge of appropriate data handling
problem solving tools and software.
error-proofing techniques.
An understanding of
Has a firm understanding of machine design and/or
engineering principles and CNC machines and
can apply techniques to control strategy.
typical MTC engineering applications. General Skills / Attributes Excellent IT skills – Evidence of being highly proficient in the use of all competent in MS Project
Microsoft Office packages.
Agile project management
Competent in the use of MS skills and SCRUM
Project
Proven ability to lead and
Project management skills deliver high profile
customer projects
Ability to present technical
data and reports to a varied Competent in writing case
audience studies Experience Minimum of 5 year in a 7 years in a manufacturing
manufacturing or design or design engineering role
engineering role with with evidence of the
evidence of the application application of CAD skills.
of CAD skills.
7 years working on
Experience and knowledge designing and
of manufacturing techniques commissioning special
and principles. purpose machines,
equipment, tooling and
Evidence of working fixturing.
autonomously, with project
management experience. Evidence of undertaking
research in a
Evidence of functioning in a Manufacturing
team environment. environment

Experience in a customer
facing role
. Other Commitment to observing

the MTC’s Equality &
Diversity policies at all times.

819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 5 of 6

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Demonstrates and
application and
understanding of the MTC
RIGHT way

Commitment to maintain
confidentiality at all times
Commitment to work in a
safe manner at all times

819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 6 of 6

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Job Description

The Job Description Form should be used for all roles within The
Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). This form should be
completed by Head of the Department or Human Resources. A
Recruitment Authorisation Form must also be attached.

Job Title: Senior Research Engineer

Grade: Senior Research Engineer

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Department/Theme: APS Group – Assembly Systems, Design & Build 1
Location: The Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd., Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU.

Reporting To: Marie Wells – Technology Manager (designate) Danny McGee – Chief Engineer

Job Purpose: To undertake research and deliver projects for the security sector consistent with the requirements of the Advanced Production Systems Group and its Assembly Systems team. To use your expertise to provide technical leadership to others in the team. This role requires personnel holding clearance preferably DV or SC with a willingness to complete DV Duties & Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities including but not limited to the following: To lead and deliver innovative research projects for defence and security projects transferring technology into industry; supporting colleagues’, clients’ and Industrial Members in order to deliver project requirements. 819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 1 of 6

------------

To provide technical leadership to others in areas of
expertise.

To support the Technology Manager & Senior
Research Engineers – in the organisation of
required resources (people, equipment, marketing
collateral and MTC facilities) needed to deliver
research projects. And generate new project ideas
in alignment with the themes strategy.

To provide mentoring and coaching to other staff
while undertaking training to progress your own
career development.

To work in accordance with MTC procedures as set
out in the company’s Business Management
System, compliant with ISO9001:2008.

To lead the development of proposals for defence
and security projects and lead engagement with
existing customers to win repeat business.

To lead technical liaison with customer during
project delivery. To ensure that work is undertaken to meet or
exceed the customers’ quality expectations and
within the budgets and timescales allocated. Tasks
may include: Researching technologies,
benchmarking, down-selection, preparing technical
reports, presenting work to customers, producing
concepts, implementing solutions, devising and
undertaking experiments.

Will include work in other sectors however when
there is work clearance will mean the candidate
may be required to be security and defence biased Candidate Specification: The role is suited to an Engineer who already has
some experience in design, mechatronics,
automated systems or project delivery and has the
desire to increase their knowledge of, and undertake
projects in the afore mentioned fields. An
understanding of machine design and/or CNC
machines and control strategy as well as an
understanding of complex environments would be a
nice to have. The post holder will need to be able to demonstrate
a high level of autonomy. The successful applicant
will be placed in a team based environment where
their technical understanding will be challenged;
They must be able communicate clearly to technical 819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 2 of 6

------------

and non-technical audiences inside and outside of
the MTC.

Key Deliverables: The post holder will be expected to:

• Manage their time effectively to achieve on-time
delivery • Manage project and task budgets • Liaise with customer and MTC’s workshop staff
and manage scope/budget of work. • Deliver tasks to a quality in-line with what the
MTC and our customers’ demands and the
budget allows. • Work in a safe manner at all times. • Work towards a professional accreditation • Work with discretion within a mixed environment

Specific project objectives will be provided by the
Technology Manager once the candidate is in post.

Person Specification

819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 3 of 6

------------

Essential Desirable
Competencies / Behaviours Self-motivated with ability to Good, general technical meet deadlines and can knowledge with produce

experience of working with reports/presentations to the and specifying special
required and appropriate purpose machinery for use
standard in industry.

Excellent written and oral

communication skills. Can An understanding of
demonstrate the ability to methods employed in
communicate technical data research of low TRL
to a non-technical audience methods for use in
industry. Ability to work as part of a team or an individual where necessary Pragmatic hands on
approach to problem solving and happy to roll up own sleeve to complete work Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills Project Management Skills

Technical Skills and A BSc or BEng degree in an MSc in an appropriate Knowledge appropriate engineering STEM subject subject.

7 years in a manufacturing
Minimum of 5 year in a or design engineering role
manufacturing or design with evidence of the
engineering role with application of CAD skills
evidence of the application
of CAD skills In depth technical
knowledge of designing,
Good report writing skills manufacturing and
commissioning special
Demonstrable knowledge of purpose machines,
design for working with equipment, tooling and
difficult environmental fixturing.
conditions, machining and
containment within complex Design of experiments and
parameters. data analysis skills 819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 4 of 6

------------

including the use of
Demonstrable knowledge of appropriate data handling
problem solving tools and software.
error-proofing techniques.
An understanding of
Has a firm understanding of machine design and/or
engineering principles and CNC machines and
can apply techniques to control strategy.
typical MTC engineering applications. General Skills / Attributes Excellent IT skills – Evidence of being highly proficient in the use of all competent in MS Project
Microsoft Office packages.
Agile project management
Competent in the use of MS skills and SCRUM
Project
Proven ability to lead and
Project management skills deliver high profile
customer projects
Ability to present technical
data and reports to a varied Competent in writing case
audience studies Experience Minimum of 5 year in a 7 years in a manufacturing
manufacturing or design or design engineering role
engineering role with with evidence of the
evidence of the application application of CAD skills.
of CAD skills.
7 years working on
Experience and knowledge designing and
of manufacturing techniques commissioning special
and principles. purpose machines,
equipment, tooling and
Evidence of working fixturing.
autonomously, with project
management experience. Evidence of undertaking
research in a
Evidence of functioning in a Manufacturing
team environment. environment

Experience in a customer
facing role
. Other Commitment to observing

the MTC’s Equality &
Diversity policies at all times.

819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 5 of 6

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Demonstrates and
application and
understanding of the MTC
RIGHT way

Commitment to maintain
confidentiality at all times
Commitment to work in a
safe manner at all times

819 JD SRE Machine Design (cleared) (v5) Page 6 of 6

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