This is an exciting new opportunity for masters-level candidates to participate in an Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project involving Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), at the University of Warwick, and Centurion Safety Products (Centurion).
Established in 1879 and headquartered in Thetford, Norfolk, Centurion is a global manufacturer of total head protection products, with key operations across Europe, Middle East and China. The company has differentiated itself from the competition through its sole focus on above-the-neck protection market for people at work - protecting the judgement and creativity that shape our world. This unrelenting focus has enabled the company to develop pioneering and innovative integrated head, ear, face and respiratory system protection for the industrial and construction markets.
Centurion seeks to create new materials and a novel production process to manufacture products on demand, using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies.
The aim of the KTP is therefore to support the design, product and process engineering, and materials development of the novel manufacturing system, enabling growth through increased sales of mass customised products. The new process will present some unique challenges which will need to be addressed through innovative thinking and designs, whilst ensuring the product is fit for manufacture, easy to assemble, uses suitable materials and meets or exceeds stringent international head protection standards.
You should be able to take responsibility and have the confidence and ability to embed the new knowledge to the resident engineering team through training, paired working and via a number of other methods.
Primarily based at Centurion in Thetford, you will be working as part of a collaborative research project and must work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, including Centurion’s experts.
What we are looking for
This is a great opportunity for a mechanical or process engineer with experience in design, materials and manufacturing systems, to acquire an advanced level of skills in industrial manufacturing and assembly systems with support from university experts.
An interest in novel technologies, innovative engineering approaches, and a solid engineering background and culture would be highly valuable, as well as the ability to plan the project and successfully deliver a final solution.
Accepted degree subjects
- mechanical engineering
- materials science
- engineering management
Additional job details
Up to £4,800 training and development budget)
How to apply
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Closing date: 5 January 2020