Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3687/1

Location: Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 5PP
Salary: £28,000 - £33,000
Qualification required: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering
Closing Date: 23 August 2018
KTP Advert Ref: 3687/1
This is a great opportunity to be involved in the core business development strategy of Lear Corporation UK Ltd. The role is to lead an Automotive Foam Seat Production project as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Northumbria University and industry partner Lear Corporation UK Ltd. You will work collaboratively with a fellow KTP Associate leading a complementary Polymer Chemistry project which is part of the same project.

This is an exciting project to research, design and develop a new and innovative foam technology process with a global company and supplier to major automotive manufacturers. You will require well-developed research and engineering skills to understand and critically evaluate current technology in key areas. In addition, you will need a willingness to engage with innovative approaches and develop insights into future trends and opportunities for the technology produced by the project.
Skills required: This KTP requires an Associate with a recent academic qualification in mechanical, manufacturing or materials engineering at B/MEng/MSc level with ideally appropriate industrial experience and keen to work in an automotive JIT production environment.
Knowledge Base Partner: Newcastle, University of Northumbria at
Company partner: Lear Corporation (UK) Limited
Company business area: Manufacture automotive seating and electrical systems.
Contact: Phil Hackney, Northumbria University
Faculty of Engineering & Environment
Ellison Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST, Tel: 0191 227 3644

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