ALM (3D Printing) Design and Modelling Engineer

Johnson Matthey is a speciality chemicals company and a leader in sustainable technologies. We use our expertise in advanced materials and technology to innovate and improve solutions that are valued by our customers. Noble Metals is a business unit within Johnson Matthey and are a world leader in platinum group metal (pgm) fabrication. We use our wealth of experience and advanced technology, to manufacture a wide range of exceptional quality products for a multitude of applications.

The Research and Development team in the Noble Metals business unit is split globally into five research groups: Ceramic Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM also known as 3D Printing), Metal ALM, Nitro Technologies, Industrial Materials and Medical Materials. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Royston based Ceramic ALM team as a Design & Modelling Engineer.

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As a step change technology ALM enables the fabrication of previously impossible complex geometries. The Noble Metals R&D team are at the forefront of research into this new arena, specialising in ceramics in the Royston group, polymers in San Diego (California) and metals in West Whiteland (Philadelphia). Your primary responsibility will be to lead shape modelling, development and optimisation within the Ceramic ALM team. The role also has global responsibility to lead the design and modelling development for Noble Metals ALM activities at our other sites.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide expert knowledge in modelling fluid flow and/or ALM specific shape design.
  • Create and optimise models e.g. Computational Fluid Design (CFD) to design new ALM shapes.
  • Design experiments to validate models.
  • Project manage the design, development, testing and optimisation of ALM shapes.
  • Support the evaluation of new ALM technologies and design of parts.
  • Support the new Ceramic ALM pilot plant facility by optimisation of new shapes for production.
  • Support other research group’s programmes as required.

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • Degree Physics, Mathematics, Chemical Engineering or equivalent required, PhD in similar preferred.
  • Industrial experience preferred.
  • Experience in fluid modelling e.g. CFD required.
  • Experience in shape design optimisation for ALM preferred.
  • Confident communicator, experienced in presenting to other technical and non-technical members of the business team.
  • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel. Experience of writing and using macros. 

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: Apr 28, 2017
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Royston
  • Region: London and South East
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemical
  • Computer & IT
  • Hardware
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Software
  • Systems

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