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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a team of world-leading academic researchers, industry experts, and business professionals working together to transform manufacturing in Scotland by working with companies of all sizes from across the manufacturing world.

We’re always looking for the best and brightest talent to join us in breaking down barriers to help manufacturers achieve their full potential.

  • Salary: £36,024 - £44,263
  • Term: Fixed Term (24 months)
  • FTE: 1 (35 hours)
  • Closing Date: 31 March 2024

 The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has been established near Glasgow’s International Airport. The AFRC is the embodiment of a £30 million collaborative investment by Industrial, Academic and Government partners seeking to establish a world-leading research facility for forging and forming technologies. AFRC is a specialized centre within National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

The AFRC is seeking to appoint an experienced Materials Knowledge Exchange (KE) Associate to support the delivery of high value research programmes focused on the materials and residual stresses in forged, formed, welded or additive manufactured components. Recently the Centre has invested significantly in novel forging, advanced materials characterisations and residual stress measurement equipment suitable for large scale investigations and is rapidly developing a multi-disciplinary group that specialises in this area. The Centre is also participating in key NMIS initiatives and programmes like the Digital Factory, with significant contributions to the Additive and Machining activities. The KE Associate will support the delivery of scientific research programmes on management and mitigation of Residual Stresses, processing of materials and general manufacturing, working on measurement, prediction and control of Residual Stresses and distortion, developing experimental techniques for the assessment of Residual Stresses, implementing analytical tools for processing of measurements/results, and simulating industrial-scale thermo-mechanical processes (including but not limited to forging, forming, welding and machining).

 

The candidate will also be expected to support and contribute to high value industrial funding proposals in support of a range of projects across the Centre. The post holder will be expected to work between the AFRC and its industrial and academic partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange.

To achieve the above the KE will preferably require some research and/or industrial experience in the following technical areas:

  • A good basic knowledge of materials and the way that manufacturing processes can develop or modify material’s microstructure to achieve desired mechanical properties and stress states.
  • The use of finite element based software (e.g. ABAQUS, DEFORM, QForm or similar) for process simulation (e.g. forging, heat treatments, machining), materials modelling, and residual stress and distortion prediction
  • Experimental techniques in the measurement of Residual Stresses and characterization of materials
  • Programming and data analytic skills to develop experimental techniques in residual stress measurement, and the post-processing of experimental data  

The post holder will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree and PhD for example in Materials Science, Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering; we are also interested in candidates with equivalent industrial experience.

To be considered for this role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an appropriate discipline, or be educated to a minimum of 2:1 Honors degree in addition to significant relevant experience within a relevant industrial environment.

The post holder will also have the ability to work autonomously, plan and prioritise own workload with guidance from a team / project leader, and deal with complex problems presented to them by colleagues. Preferably, the individual will have experience of project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and/or academia. Lastly, the post holder may be required to make a contribution to the administrative activities of the AFRC including membership of relevant committees. You will have an established track record in providing engineering solutions in an industrial context as well as experience of supporting research and development of manufacturing processes. You will have excellent troubleshooting skills, including a methodical approach to solve complex problems and you will have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Ioannis Violatos, Materials Modelling Theme Lead (ioannis.violatos@strath.ac.uk / 01415345517).

Formal interviews for this post will be held on a date to be confirmed.

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  • Salary range: £31,396 - £34,980
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 10 March 2024 

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity, and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has been established at Inchinnan near Glasgow’s International Airport in partnership with multi-national companies such as Rolls-Royce and The Boeing Company. The AFRC is the embodiment of over £30 million collaborative investment by Industrial, Academic and Government partners to establish a world leading research facility for forging and forming technologies.

NMIS is seeking to appoint a Workshop Engineer to support the operation of specialised equipment within its Workshops at the Advanced Forming Research Centre. You will be primarily responsible for the set-up, operation and maintenance of machine shop equipment used in relation to delivering industrial and academic research programmes.

To be considered for this role you will be educated to a minimum of HNC level, or equivalent, or with relevant work experience. You will have significant knowledge and expertise in multi axis CNC machining, including setting, programming and operation, and be able to interpret engineering drawings. Experience using Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is highly desirable for this role. You will have excellent troubleshooting skills, including a methodical approach to solving complex problems, with limited guidance. You will have an ability to work autonomously, prioritising and coordinating your own workload and making decisions with minimum supervision to meet project deadlines and you will have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

For informal enquiries, please contact Stephen Michie, Workshop Manager stephen.michie@strath.ac.uk

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  • Salary range: £45,585 - £56,021
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 17 March 2024
  • Location: Inchinnan, Renfrew  

The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is an industry centred facility, working in partnership with multi-national OEMs such as Rolls Royce and Boeing, as well as companies within the forging and forming supply chain such as Castings Technologies International and Sheffield Forgemasters. Known for building strong collaborative links with industry, government and the third sector to transform productivity and innovation throughout the forging and forming supply chain, the AFRC helps to de-risk manufacturing business investment and accelerate innovation by providing industry with access to modern equipment and expertise to support prototyping, testing and scale up to industrial production.

The main facility is located near Glasgow Airport with a satellite office in Sheffield to specifically enable companies within Yorkshire and the Midlands to actively and rapidly engage with our wide-ranging expertise.

The AFRC is part of the University of Strathclyde, a leading international technological university, and is one of the research centres aligned with the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.

The AFRC are seeking to recruit an experienced individual who will help deliver the AFRC’s R&D programme through the application of professional Project Management capability. You will be responsible for managing the larger AFRC R&D projects across their entire life cycle, working with the technical teams to ensure that work is properly scoped in the first instance and that projects are then delivered to meet cost, schedule, quality and safety objectives. You will lead the delivering of all current projects and increase the capability of the teams you work with through effective coaching and mentoring. Your job will include management of the customer relationship and appropriate reporting during the duration on the project. You may be managing multiple projects at any one time across different programmes within the AFRC.

For informal enquiries, please contact Alastair Conway, Head of Operations, a.p.conway@strath.ac.uk, 0141 534 5223

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