Manufacturing Lead (TOK120)

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

Overview of the role

A position is available within the Operations organization to lead production activities of HTS magnets. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementation of the manufacturing processes and tooling for HTS coil structures and deliver high quality magnet products for both Fusion and Advanced Application projects.  You will work closely with the HTS magnet team to produce world-leading HTS magnets and to produce the associated work instructions and quality controls.

The successful candidate will have a methodical approach, be able to develop HTS coil fabrication processes in rigorous detail and apply them with their manufacturing team to produce high quality products. Organised, self-driven and able to work to defined timescales. Demonstrate manufacturing control skills to ensure delivery of manufactured assemblies repeatably to a consistent quality standard and on time. Have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a mixed team of engineers and technicians designing new and complex devices.

Main duties/role and responsibilities

  • Management of the HTS Magnet Manufacturing facility, including tooling, workflow management, risk assessments and work instructions, quality control measures, resource allocation, production team training and development and delivery of magnet products to cost, time and quality
  • Input to design for manufacture and assembly reviews and implementation of agreed process controls
  • Implementation of HTS coil manufacturing and assembly processes as agreed with the HTS team.
  • Procurement of HTS coil manufacturing tooling, jigs and fixtures.
  • Installation of all agreed coil instrumentation during the coil manufacture and assembly.
  • Ensuring designs are delivered in accordance to agreed standards and processes.

Experience required

  • Degree or equivalent experience in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Experience in managing low volume, high value precision product manufacturing and assembly. These may be for semi-conductor, space, cryogenic or high vacuum environments.
  • Experience with joining of dissimilar metals and successful implementation of novel processes.
  • Experience with FMEA and production process control processes.
  • Experience of working in highly scientific/technical environment.
  • Experience of working with superconducting materials and coil winding tooling is desirable.
  • Experience of coil potting and jointing is desirable.
  • Experience of vacuum feedthroughs for power and instrumentation wiring is desirable.
  • Great team player
  • Proactive, “can-do” attitude with high level of natural accountability.
  • Self-starting and self-reliant.
  • Highly motivated to deliver against challenging objectives in a compressed timescale.
  • Ability to contribute effectively in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists.
  • Willing and able to learn and apply new techniques and technologies.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to lead people and delivery of manufactured products.
  • Ability to devise and operate effective low volume manufacturing and assembly schedules.

Benefits

  • 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 bond@tokamakenergy.co.uk.

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.

Data privacy

Please note that any personal data submitted to Tokamak Energy as part of the job application process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation, for more information regarding GDPR please see:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation

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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