Graduate Manufacturing/Automation Engineer - KTP Associate

£28,756 - £33,309

Bournemouth, Dorset - 18 months

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Job description

We seek to appoint a dynamic and motivated Manufacturing/Automation/Robotics Engineer on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project. Interviews will be held at the Morgan Furniture factory in Southbourne, on the 17th November.

The ideal start date is in early December and no later than the end of January 2022.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate who is looking to develop their career within a design-led, fast-paced, innovative manufacturing business to work as a KTP Associate. The role will be to lead on a project of transformation, bringing a novel and industry-leading innovative automation solution to wood processing production.

We’re looking to employ a KTP Associate with a passion for manufacturing, automation, CAD/CAM,3D Modelling and hands-on implementation. The KTP Associate will be supported by leading Academics at Solent University to successfully implement a new production management solution. This will be achieved through research, selection, and hands-on implementation and evaluation. The project will also involve migration of work from current processes to the new automation solution, therefore the integration of CAD/CAM solution and 3D modelling skills will be required to migrate existing CAD models to new automation solutions. The project will also challenge current practices and realise improvements whilst building upon Morgan’s embedded LEAN culture.

The successful candidate will be employed by Solent University, but will be based primarily at the company in Southbourne with some visits to Solent University. The role has a generous training budget of £3000 for the duration of the project. The role is for a fixed term of 18 months with very
strong chances of permanent employment in the company after the successful completion of this KTP project.

Informal enquiries can be made to KTP Academic Lead:
Dr. Fayyaz Rehman (Fayyaz.rehman@solent.ac.uk)

Skills and Experience

Knowledge
• CAD CAM & 3D Modelling software
• Modern automation systems used in low volume high variety manufacturing.
• Knowledge and understanding of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) tools and methods currently employed in industry for automation.
• Understanding of Lean manufacturing principles, tools, and techniques.
• Project management tools and techniques

Experience
• CAD CAM & 3D Modelling software.
• Automation / Robotics ‘hands on’ projects, delivered against project plan objectives in either university or industry.
• Project management tools and techniques would be beneficial.
• Implementation of Lean manufacturing principles would be beneficial.

Skills
• A passion for Automation, CAD CAM & 3D Modelling,
• Ability to plan, prioritise and organise work independently.
• Effective interpersonal skills to establish good working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and industrial partners.
• Excellent verbal, written and analytical communication skills
• Project and time management skills.

Project description

The project will achieve the following key objectives of the company’s strategy:
• Increase turnover and profitability.
• Raise level of innovation and productivity.
• Raise level of competitiveness.
• Create a highly skilled and motivated workforce committed to continuous
improvement through operational excellence.
With guidance from the company and academic supervisors the KTP Associate will lead on
the delivery of the following key project stages:
1. Undertake a detailed analysis of company’s production setup where every order is
different in terms of design requirements, process requirements, quantity, and
delivery schedule.
2. Market research and review the latest automation and simulation management
methods currently employed by various similar function industries.
3. Research, define, select, implement, and evaluate an automation solution which will
achieve Design demand whilst improving operational efficiency.
4. Evaluate the implemented system through quantifying improvements in workflow in
terms of reduction of shortages/delays and improved capability to satisfy high
production demands and future recommendations to improve business decisions.
5. Ensure the implemented automation solution is sustained via the training of current
employees and selection of an ongoing automation lead.
6. Stimulate the culture of operational excellence through continuous improvement in
different departments of the company by designing and leading workshops for the
company staff sharing the outcome of each stage of the project.

About the business

Morgan Furniture is a wholly British, design orientated, business making seating and tables for the contract market from its dedicated 4500m2 factory in Hampshire. Morgan believes the design and manufacture of truly original, high-quality furniture is the result of passion, care, design integrity, experience, craftsmanship and an unfaltering dedication to quality. This commitment could not be realised without fully integrating the design and manufacturing processes. At their factory and studio in Hampshire, Morgan starts the process with trees and finish with beautifully crafted chairs.

Manufacturing

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

Degree (Minimum 2:1) or Masters, in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automation Engineering or Robotics Engineering.

14 October 2021

24 October 2021

1 December 2021

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We seek to appoint a dynamic and motivated Manufacturing/Automation/Robotics Engineer on a
Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project. Interviews will be held at the Morgan Furniture factory in Southbourne, on the 17th November.
The ideal start date is in early December and no later than the end of January 2022.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate who is looking to develop their career within a
design-led, fast-paced, innovative manufacturing business to work as a KTP Associate. The role will be
to lead on a project of transformation, bringing a novel and industry-leading innovative automation
solution to wood processing production.

We’re looking to employ a KTP Associate with a passion for manufacturing, automation, CAD/CAM,
3D Modelling and hands-on implementation.
The KTP Associate will be supported by leading Academics at Solent University to successfully
implement a new production management solution. This will be achieved through research, selection, and hands-on implementation and evaluation. The project will also involve migration of work from
current processes to the new automation solution, therefore the integration of CAD/CAM solution and 3D
modelling skills will be required to migrate existing CAD models to new automation solutions. The
project will also challenge current practices and realise improvements whilst building upon Morgan’s
embedded LEAN culture
The successful candidate will be employed by Solent University, but will be based primarily at the
company in Southbourne with some visits to Solent University. The role has a generous training
budget of £3000 for the duration of the project. The role is for a fixed term of 18 months with very
strong chances of permanent employment in the company after the successful completion of this
KTP project.
Informal enquiries can be made to KTP Academic Lead: Dr. Fayyaz Rehman
(Fayyaz.rehman@solent.ac.uk)

Skills and Experience

Knowledge
• CAD CAM & 3D Modelling software
• Modern automation systems used in low volume high variety manufacturing.
• Knowledge and understanding of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) tools and methods currently employed in industry for automation.
• Understanding of Lean manufacturing principles, tools, and techniques.
• Project management tools and techniques

Experience
• CAD CAM & 3D Modelling software.
• Automation / Robotics ‘hands on’ projects, delivered against project plan objectives in either university or industry.
• Project management tools and techniques would be beneficial.
• Implementation of Lean manufacturing principles would be beneficial.

Skills
• A passion for Automation, CAD CAM & 3D Modelling,
• Ability to plan, prioritise and organise work independently.
• Effective interpersonal skills to establish good working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and industrial partners.
• Excellent verbal, written and analytical communication skills
• Project and time management skills.