Machining Process Development Engineer - KTP Associate

£28,000 - £30,000

Sheffield, South Yorkshire - 12 months

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Job description

The successful candidate will work with a team of engineers at Cutting & Wear Resistance Development Ltd., who are a manufacturer of drilling tool components and consumables to the oil and gas exploration industry worldwide, as well as with research experts in manufacturing at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and AMRC. You will use your engineering design skills to provide essential support to the company, as well as contributing to the mission of the University with respect to knowledge exchange and societal impact by supporting local industry. The successful candidate must have a good honours degree (or equivalent experience) in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering and/or hold a PhD (or be close to completion, i.e., the final thesis is submitted) in an area related to the core project aim. A proven track record of using engineering design skills, being familiar with advanced and conventional machining processes and mechanical/microstructural characterisation methods is desirable. A high level of communication and team working skills are necessary along with an ability to develop creative solutions to problems. You will have the ability to take ownership over the project working with supervisors and the company’s design team to deliver the challenging targets.

Project description

The principle aim of the project is to develop a new methodology that permits the effective finishing of a Thermally Stable Polycrystalline (TSP) Diamond hard-faced components for use in mud motor bearings and other types of component that require a highly wear resistant surface to be used in drilling operations.

About the business

The successful candidate will work with a team of engineers at Cutting & Wear Resistance Development Ltd., who are a manufacturer of drilling tool components and consumables to the oil and gas exploration industry worldwide, as well as with research experts in manufacturing at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and AMRC.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

PhD

30 April 2021

24 May 2021

1 July 2021

UOS028330


The successful candidate will work with a team of engineers at Cutting & Wear Resistance Development Ltd., who are a manufacturer of drilling tool components and consumables to the oil and gas exploration industry worldwide, as well as with research experts in manufacturing at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and AMRC. You will use your engineering design skills to provide essential support to the company, as well as contributing to the mission of the University with respect to knowledge exchange and societal impact by supporting local industry. The successful candidate must have a good honours degree (or equivalent experience) in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering and/or hold a PhD (or be close to completion, i.e., the final thesis is submitted) in an area related to the core project aim. A proven track record of using engineering design skills, being familiar with advanced and conventional machining processes and mechanical/microstructural characterisation methods is desirable. A high level of communication and team working skills are necessary along with an ability to develop creative solutions to problems. You will have the ability to take ownership over the project working with supervisors and the company’s design team to deliver the challenging targets.