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Fibre Process Engineer

Fibre Process Engineer

Job Title: Fibre Process Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Southampton
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
Start Date: asap
Reference: GF4174
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 17, 2018 13:00

Job Description

Fibre Process Engineer
Permanent - Salary - Circa 28k
Southampton, Hampshire
Job Purpose:
The role is to support the development of optical fibre manufacturing processes through all phases of the product lifecycle from concept through to manufacture and requires a strongly practical, hands-on approach to process development and control, that is underpinned with an understanding of the principles of materials related to glass and polymers.
Some knowledge of advanced manufacturing machinery would be beneficial.
In order of preference the role would suit someone with the below experience:
 • Machine Control aspects
Manufacturing experience
Materials or Glass experience
This would suit someone with circa 2 years hands-on experience or even perhaps someone who has had a summer placement for a placement year and looking for their first full time role. Training can then be provided so as long as you have one of the bove and a willingness to learn this could be a role for you.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Leading technology development for next generation products
Commissioning of new fibre manufacturing equipment 
Monitoring and controlling/tuning manufacturing processes through control charts and trending of production performance
Supporting Production to ensure operating procedures are efficient and fit for purpose 
Development new fibre and preform manufacturing processes
Improvement in yield through identification and reduction of waste and stabilisation of production processes
Ensuring instruments and measurement equipment remain within calibration limits
Improvement of manufacturing yield, product capability and reduction in cost
Working closely with Fibre Manufacturing team to transfer processes to Production
Required Experience:
The successful candidate will have knowledge of glass and polymer material properties gained within a related industry or a university
Knowledge of automated control and development of improved processes
Candidates should also be able to demonstrate:
Industrial experience of high technology processes incorporating yield improvement and cost reduction
Knowledge process of instrumentation and calibration methods
Project management of technical projects
BSc degree (or equivalent) qualified in Materials Science, Engineering or closely related discipline
Prefer at least 2 years hands-on experience of working with automated manufacturing machinery, lasers, or manufacture of optical fibre 
Personal Profile:
Ability to work across multiple tasks methodically and efficiently and meet committed timescales
Able to deliver technical updates of status on agreed work-schedules
Happy to work in a dynamic environment and adaptable to changes in priorities
Ability to integrate into multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams
Hands-on, creative approach to problem solving and the ability to translate engineering requests into working solutions
Self-starter with good interpersonal skills and a strong execution-oriented approach
Must be diligent, focused and thorough, taking personal pride in their work and achievements
To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV.