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Graduate Engineer (5 Posts)

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom


This position is for a 16 month graduate training rotation program that is expected to lead to a permanent position as a project engineer. In this program, you will work as a project engineer in three of the following AMRC Groups; The Machining Group, Integrated Manufacturing Group, Design and Prototyping Group, and Composites Group. During each period, you will be trained in the technical area of the group, and participate in new and ongoing projects. Each engineer will focus on a primary technology area which they will apply across the multiple research groups. These technologies include; Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, Cutting Tool Materials, Hybrid Machining, Robotic Machining, and Digital Manufacturing. This
program is designed to give new engineers experience across multiple AMRC groups, providing an excellent foundation for a future career at the AMRC whilst promoting greater intergroup collaboration. Upon completion of the program, you will have had the training to learn the skills needed to join one of the AMRC groups as a fully trained member of staff working as a Project Engineer

Applicants should have a good honours degree (or equivalent experience), and a technical professional registration or the willingness to work towards it. Experience of performing experimental work and experience with CAD/CAM software and FEM software is also desired, but not required.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Technical delivery of high quality research projects.

• Research, collate, organise and edit material for inclusion in reports and other documents.

• Analyse and record data to aid the design of future research and produce useful findings for other academics, funders, policy makers and practitioners.

• Undertake short-term project management within own area/section or contribute as part of larger department-wide project teams, to support the achievements of project objectives.

• Prepare materials (workpiece, tooling, fixtures, etc.) and set up equipment for experiments, and/or carry out research or run samples and experiments and interpret results to obtain data for research.

• Assisting research by acquiring and interpreting research data, ensuring that the method and purpose are defined in advance and contribute to the development of new techniques, models and methods.

• Present data results to others in a professional and concise manner.
Planning and Organising

• Plan and allocate work and responsibilities over the short-medium term, with an awareness of longer term issues. Use discretion to determine priorities and resolve conflicts to meet targets and deadlines.

• Coordinate and liaise with other members of the research group over work progress.

• Continuously monitor and check results. The unpredictability of research means that daily planning needs to accommodate new developments.

• Carry out planning for short-term projects in own area, or contribute to the planning of the group.

• Plan several months in advance to meet deadlines for AMRC project reports, journal publications and to support preparation for presentations and papers for conferences.


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