Cutting Tool Design Engineer (KTP Associate)

University of Hertfordshire
April 06, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,000
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Contract Type:Fixed term for 30 mo
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Post Title: Cutting Tool Design Engineer (KTP Associate)

SBU/Department: School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

FTE: 1 fte (working 37.5 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Fixed term for 30 months

Salary: Between £33,000 and £35,000 depending on skills and experience.

Annual Leave: 25 days plus Bank Holidays

Location: College Lane, Hatfield, and C4 Carbides Limited, International House, Willie Snaith Road, Newmarket, CB8 7GG

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme (KTP) funded by Innovate UK (IUK). A KTP is a 3-way collaboration between a graduate (or post-graduate), a business (or not for profit organisation) and a university or research institution. KTPs are designed to deliver an innovation project and bring about lasting, transformative change. As a KTP Associate, you will lead the project with full support from company and academic supervisors, while benefiting from expert coaching and mentoring with one of IUK's highly experienced Advisers.

The University of Hertfordshire wish to recruit a highly skilled & qualified graduate to lead and deliver a project with C4 Carbides Limited. This project will undertake research and development to support a project to design and optimise the next generation chip-removal cutting tools. The KTP includes access to management skills training delivered by Ashorne Hill, in addition to a dedicated training budget.

About C4 Carbides: C4 Carbides is a world-leading, fast-growing company manufacturing high-performance industrial and professional-level diamond and carbide coated sawblades and power tool accessories. The company services power tool accessories for high-end professional and DIY markets and the industrial bandsaw market.

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Main duties and responsibilities

The Associate will support the research team by undertaking research and development to develop a new product or service, attending and leading project meetings as required. You will handle data collection and analysis and contribute on the design and organisation of the project as well as work with academic team members on peer reviewed papers and presentations. You will be expected to disseminate the results and outputs of the project and ensure the collating and writing of final project are of a high standard. You will take an active part in the academic life of the School through participation in seminars and other similar events.

Skill and experience required

You will be methodical, have good attention to detail, able to work to deadlines as a team and independently, as well as be able to handle sensitive data with strict confidence. The successful candidate must have industrial experience and/or final-year project experience involving machining, joining, manufacturing technologies and awareness of cutting materials used in manufacturing. Knowledge of testing and characterisation techniques is essential. The Associate must have experience of using design and simulation software (ANSYS, COMSOL, SolidWorks, etc.) and performing test validation, experiment design and hands-on testing.

Qualifications required

You will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in Materials Science/Engineering or Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, or related subject.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries : Deborah Tebbutt, Accounts and Operations Manager, [email protected]

Closing Date : 06 April 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 056795

Date advert placed: 06 March 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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