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Research and Development Senior Engineer - 2288

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    FMCG

  • Job disciplines:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £15.00 - £20.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Kate Stevens

  • Contact email:

    kate.stevens@jonlee.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    20

  • Salary low:

    15

  • Job ref:

    BBBH45012

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    10 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2018-01-15

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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Job title: R&D Senior EngineerSalary Range: £20.05/hr PAYELocation: Bourneville, BirminghamIndustry: FMCG As Research and Development Engineer you will be responsible for:
  • Conducting pilot and factory scale trials and test to inform equipment design choice
  • Analysing of data from trials and test
  • Developing new and improved equipment for food production
  • Integrating equipment together to develop an efficient overall process
  • Scaling up designs from pilot plant to factory scale
  • Working with engineering colleagues both internally and externally to develop process and equipment designs
  • Specifying equipment detail
  • Managing project work run by external companies

Skills Required:

1) Process & equipment design

2) Trials & data analysis

3) Ability to get on with a wide range of people

Skills Preferred:

  • Knowledge of key process engineering skills of heat & mass balances.
  • Understanding of rheology of liquids and flow properties of solids.
  • Data analysis and technical rigour in conducting trials.
  • Good understanding of the needs of food production, GMP, clean-ability, etc. in equipment design.
  • Good understanding of machinery safety. Good project management skills.
  • Discrete Event Simulation (ideally Witness software).

Experience Required:

  • Food production engineering
  • Design of experiments
  • Equipment testing & specification

Experience Preferred:

  • Drying processes
  • Conveying, bagging and hopper / silo design
  • Vibration analysis
  • International working / travel
  • Patenting equipment
  • Handing chocolate / cocoa beans

Education Required:

  • Engineering degree

Additional Information:

Some travel abroad may be involved

Interested in discussing this role further? Please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.