Project Engineer (Machining)

  • Job Reference: UOS040913
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Recruiter: The University of Sheffield
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  • Location: Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham S60 5WG
  • Salary: £30,487 to £34,980
  • Sector: Education, Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Higher Education
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Are you a qualified engineer or one with transferable skills looking to launch your career in cutting-edge manufacturing research?
The University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is seeking a talented Project Engineer to assist our Machining Group. In this role, you'll play a vital role in supporting the execution of exciting research projects and contribute to developing innovative solutions for real-world manufacturing challenges.
Here's what you'll get to do:
• Work alongside experienced engineers in a collaborative and supportive team environment.
• Gain valuable hands-on experience exploring new machining technologies, trialling advanced processes, and contributing to the development of solutions that make a significant impact for our members and beyond.
The AMRC offers a diverse and stimulating work environment, where projects can range from designing new machining concepts to optimising existing processes and even building demonstrators. We're passionate about your development, and you'll have superb opportunities for continuous learning and personal growth. We're committed to investing in our staff and exploring flexible working arrangements that benefit both you and the University.
What we're looking for:
• A good degree in an engineering discipline (or demonstrably equivalent experience in machining)
• Familiarity with CAD/CAM software and NC machining hardware is beneficial.
• A solid understanding of fundamental machining processes and techniques.
• The ability to collaborate effectively within both small and large teams.
• A creative approach to problem-solving, with an eye for long-term solutions.

What We Offer
● 38 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
● Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
● A commitment to work life balance including, flexible working opportunities and hybrid working where possible.
● A highly competitive pension scheme.
● Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
● A commitment to your development, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
● An inclusive and diverse workplace.
● A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.
Further information can be found at
The Machining Group develop techniques which deliver significant improvements in machining performance and span Machining Dynamics, Cutting Technology, Process Modelling and Simulation, Grinding, CAM Development, Gear Manufacturing, Emerging Technology, Process Planning and Sustainable Manufacture.
Allied to this research activity the machining group develop processes using techniques created by the technology teams and make demonstration components to prove these processes, so that they can be introduced into industry with real impact. This includes components and fixturing associated with key sectors; Aerospace, Automotive, Future Propulsion, Medical and Defence.
We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to the greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.
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