Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3830/1

Location: Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2QU
Salary: £30,000 to £35,0000 per annum
Qualification required: Masters
Closing Date: 31 March 2019
KTP Advert Ref: 3830/1
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate in a collaborative project between SPI Lasers Ltd. and Cranfield University. This project will embed and exploit novel technical capabilities in laser welding to support fibre laser sales for advanced manufacturing.

SPI Lasers Ltd. (SPI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of fibre lasers serving the industrial laser materials processing market through the latest generation single mode fibre lasers. As a KTP Associate, you will be based at SPI Lasers Southampton (UK), a leading manufacturer of industrial fiber lasers, with occasional travel to Cranfield University. You will work in conjunction with the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre (WELP). The WELP Centre is part of the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in laser based production processes and is internationally leading in the area of laser joining and processing of metals and alloys.

In this role, you lead the development of similar and dissimilar joining of metals through application focused research and previous fundamental understanding developed within the Centre. During the project lifespan you will enjoy a personal development budget of £5,500.

The main purpose of this role is to understand the fundamental laser-metal interaction and develop novel applications with similar and dissimilar structural alloys for the e-mobility sector. SPI lasers are keen to develop novel applications for their latest generation single mode fibre lasers which generate very high precision beam quality. Along with the state-of-the-art in laser scanning technology, you will explore novel configurations and dissimilar combinations for battery applications.
Skills required: This role requires some understanding on characterisation techniques to understand and correlate joint mechanical performance to microstructural features and micro-constituents.

The key requirements for this role are:

A Masters level degree in Materials / Physics / Mechanical Engineering discipline or equivalent
Knowledge in the application of laser processing and an understanding of laser metal interaction principles
Experience of welding / joining / processing of materials and laser processing of materials
Excellent organisation skills and the ability to communicate at different levels with different groups / audiences

It would be advantageous if you have knowledge of laser science and experience of working within a consortium and managing projects.
Knowledge Base Partner: Cranfield University
Company partner: SPI Lasers UK Limited
Company business area: Manufacture fiber lasers serving the global industrial laser materials processing market.
Contact: Supriyo Ganguly, Cranfield Campus
College Road
Cranfield
MK43 0AL, Tel: +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 5054
s.ganguly@cranfield.ac.uk

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