Manufacturing Engineer (MAG004)

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon
Salary: Competitive
Job type: Permanent

The role

A position is available in the HTS magnet team for a magnet Manufacturing Engineer. This role focuses on developing the magnet manufacturing technology to scale up TE’s existing HTS coil technology to build magnets for spherical tokamaks.  The activities focus on process and tooling development mitigating many of the technical risks involved in large scale coil fabrication. Instructing teams of assembly technicians and working closely with key suppliers will be required.

Main duties/role and responsibilities

  • Leading magnet fabrication development projects and sub-projects.
  • Development of HTS magnet manufacturing processes and tooling.
  • Assessing and developing materials required for coil fabrication.
  • Working with key suppliers, national and international.
  • Interpreting test results and producing clear written reports.
  • Informing the design of coil composition, associated cooling requirements and mechanical support infrastructure.

Experience required

The successful candidate will have experience of developing manufacturing tooling and processes in precision engineering environments.  Experience of working with composites should be demonstrated.  Some experience of designing assemblies for extreme temperature operation is highly desirable.  Experience of working with superconducting materials, either HTS or Low Temperature Superconductors (LTS), is also desirable but not essential.  A methodical, analytic mindset is expected as well as being organised, self-driven and able to work to defined scopes and timescales. Have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team of engineers designing new and complex devices.

Required skills include:-

  • Degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline.
  • Industrial experience of designing manufacturing tooling and processes.
  • Industrial experience of working with composite and/or epoxy materials.
  • Experience of working in a team of scientists and/or engineers.
  • Experience of analysing test data and producing well-structured technical reports for senior management team.


  • Familiarity of working with HTS.
  • Experience of designing manufacturing processes for assemblies to be used in extreme temperatures.
  • Experience of working with international suppliers.
  • Experience of project leading or project management.


  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Eligible for company share option scheme after 1 years’ service
  • Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependant on performance
  • Private medical insurance after 3 months service
  • Cycle to work scheme

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position.  If you do not hear back from us within 10 days of submitting, your application then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.  However, we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.

No terminology in the advert or job description is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.  Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

How to apply

If you are passionate about accelerating the development of fusion power and want to join our dynamic team, please send your CV with a covering letter detailing your experience to or

Important information for candidates

Pre-employment screening

Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard pre-employment screening, as applicable to the post. This will include right-to-work, proof of identity and references.

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Equality of Opportunity

Entry into employment with the Tokamak Energy and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

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