Prototype Manufacturing Engineer / Prototype Design Engineer

09 Aug 2018
06 Sep 2018
Bluetown Online
Process / Chemical
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Prototype Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon (OX14)

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

The Company aims to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies – spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors.

The Company was originally established in 2009 to design and develop small Spherical Tokamaks and compact fusion reactors for a range of applications. Since then, the strategy has evolved to prioritise building a pilot plant to exceed fusion energy breakeven.

Main Responsibilities:

* Evaluate manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors and end users.
* Work closely with the engineering and design teams to develop and implement engineering solution to complex tasks.
* Improve manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning work, space requirements, and equipment layout.
* Work closely with the project manager to deliver the business plan
* Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
* Provide manufacturing decision-making information using labour, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
* Provide manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
* Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
* Maintain product and process data base as required.
* Complete design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
* Develop and maintain quality procedures where required.
* Develop risk assessments with the H&S Manager

Skills & Qualifications:

* Engineering degree or equivalent experience
* Good understanding of material selection for use in low temperature /magnetic environments.
* Conversant with instrumentation for temperature / mechanical measurement.
* Experience within an engineering environment ideally within R&D or low volume production
* Experienced in modern manufacturing techniques and application through reduced waste and lower stock.
* Experience of developing / supporting quality systems
* Experience in writing manufacturing and test procedures
* Experienced in interrogating electrical and mechanical drawings


* 25 Days Holiday (plus bank holidays)
* Company Pension scheme: Company contribution of 5% of salary after 3 months’ service
* Eligible for company share option scheme after one years’ service
* Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependent on performance
* Private medical insurance after 3 months’ service
* Childcare voucher scheme

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for the role.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of: Prototype Development Engineer, Prototyping Engineer, Prototype Manufacturer, Prototype Designer, Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Nuclear Prototype Engineer will also be considered for the role.

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