Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer – KTP Associate – BLK BOX Fitness
Research and Enterprise
We wish to recruit a dynamic and motivated graduate to develop the end-to-end design and manufacturing processes for challenging products through the implementation of High Value Manufacturing & Industrial Digital Technologies and Industry 4.0 principles.
Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos. As a leader of Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) development and delivery for 25 years, KTP is held in high regard within Queen’s and the programme has been the foundation for many research and teaching successes including 19 National KTP Awards. The KTP Programme has been helping businesses throughout the UK for over 40 years by recruiting suitably qualified graduates to take on a role that bridges academia and business.
As a KTP Associate you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to a real life challenge that delivers tactical change within an organisation. A KTP is the perfect launchpad, helping enhance your career prospects by providing you with an opportunity to manage a challenging project central to a business’s strategic development and long term growth. You will have access to a substantial training and development budget and take ownership of a project, with the added support and guidance of Queen’s world class Academics. Through the KTP programme we wish to recruit a suitably qualified graduate to work in BLK BOX Fitness Ltd (Belfast) on a collaborative project with the Northern Ireland Technology Centre at Queen’s over 24 months.
Please note that the Shortlisting Panel cannot make assumptions on your experience or qualifications; it is the responsibility of the applicant to evidence their suitability for the role. As such your Application Form, CV and/or Cover Letter must clearly demonstrate how your Qualifications and Experience meet the Essential Criteria and, where possible, Desirable Criteria as listed in the Candidate Information Booklet.
Please make sure that you address all the criteria in the person specification and provide evidence to support your statements.
The successful candidate must have:
- Hold, or be about to obtain in July 2021, at least a 2.1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or a closely related course.
- At least 6 months’ relevant work experience in an industrial environment.
- Demonstration of excellent 3D CAD skills
- Demonstrable knowledge of CNC machining*
- Understanding of metal fabrication and joining processes*
- Knowledge of digital manufacturing/simulation software tools*
- Knowledge of industrial robotics and automation principles*
*may be demonstrated through completion of a module, student project or placement
BLK BOX Fitness was established in 2012 and supplies high-performance gym and fitness equipment for some of the largest health and leisure companies in the UK, Ireland and across the world.
Further information about the Company can be found at https://www.blkboxfitness.com/ Informal enquires may be directed to Karen McGeough, email: email@example.com Additional contact person: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary scale: £22,000 - £25,500
One of the key KTP benefits for graduates is access to a £6,500 training and travel budget over the 24 month project.
Closing date: Tuesday 25 May 2021
Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 8 June 2021
For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking APPLY NOW
You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information, please contact the Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast via email at email@example.com .
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