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Composite Engineer

  • Posted on: Monday, 29th April 2019

TRB is an SME with a passion to lower energy consumption by reducing weight within the transport sector.  Our composite technology and design expertise are widely used in the Aerospace, Rail and Industrial sectors.

Listed in the Fast Track 100, we have ambitious growth plans and we are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking person to take us to the next level. If you like getting stuck in, care about the environment and working in a fast-paced, evolving environment where you can have a say and make an impact we want to hear from you.

Purpose of role:

Reporting into the Production Manager for Value Stream Composites, the Composite Engineer will be responsible for implementing new materials, technologies and processes to deliver next-generation solutions within TRB’s rail, industrial and aerospace sectors as well as supporting day to day production needs.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Development and introduction of new materials, processes and technologies
  • Conduct and coordinate the technical tasks associated with the smooth introduction of new projects and programmes
  • Customer interface and key contact for external parties, interpreting and communicating customer requirements to internal stakeholders
  • Creation and maintenance of BOM and Routes, work instructions and method documents including specific layup documentation
  • Ensuring all the necessary jigs, fixtures and tooling are approved and in place at the start of prototyping/production
  • Understanding and experience of continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean manufacturing/Kaizen to implement safety, quality and productivity improvements
  • Technical support and improvement of manufacturing processes, equipment and cell layouts
  • To support cross-functional activities associated with quality and customer concerns – design requirements, product validation, product packaging requirements etc where deemed necessary
  • Experienced with root cause analysis, process and value stream mapping and PFMEA’s
  • Ability to ensure all processes comply with relevant Quality, Industry and Health and Safety Standards

Additional requirements of the role:

  • Regularly attend cross-functional internal meetings. Consult and coordinate with the Production, Engineering and Quality Departments
  • Support the process of costing and quoting specific customer enquiries, as and when requested
  • To undertake all other duties as reasonably requested by their line manager.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience requirements:

  • Extensive experience working within a composites manufacturing environment performing a production engineering style role
  • Up to date knowledge of fibre reinforced composite materials and thermoplastic materials plus advanced manufacturing techniques to enable automation of TRB processes
  • Good understanding of pattern and tool manufacture
  • Ability to manage and coordinate engineering projects from receipt of order to production sign off
  • An ability to use CAD to create and manipulate existing models and drawings

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience requirements:

  • Experience of Aerospace processes and business system an advantage but not essential
  • Engineering Degree

Personal Specification:

  • Be a self-starter, able to self-manage and work independently
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic and fast paced environment, working to and meeting deadlines
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot
  • Must be solution focused and innovative
  • Excellent communication skills with good interpersonal skills and strong previous experience of building good relationships internally with other teams
  • Be highly organised, delivery focused with an inquisitive and highly analytical nature

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