The NSG Group is a global leader in glass manufacturing in three business areas: Architectural, Automotive and Creative Technology. Our mission is changing our surroundings, improving our world.
We operate in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Group Research and Development is a Global function supporting all business units in all geographical regions.
The exciting part! NSG are currently on the lookout for a Graduate Mathematical Modeller to join the Modelling and Simulation R&D team at our Technical Centre in Lathom, Ormskirk. You will mainly be supporting the Flat Glass Technology Group which covers research, development and provision of technical expertise to NSG’s flat glass making businesses world-wide. A key focus for us is decarbonisation of our processes - we recently celebrated a “world’s first” in hydrogen firing a float line.
In the hostile environment of a glass making plant modelling of glass and gas flows is an essential tool to understanding and improving our processes.
We need someone to use mathematical and computational fluid dynamics modelling to help us solve current manufacturing issues and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. This might be modelling of slow viscous flows of molten glass within furnaces and forming processes through to combustion simulation.
Your work will aid evaluation of proposed furnace design improvements, provide technical support to operating sites and include updating and improving the tools we use which include commercial CFD packages such as Ansys FLUENT and codes developed in-house. Modelling and simulation are key to sustainable glass manufacturing and we want to make our capabilities the best they can be!
A full UK driving licence and car ownership would be an advantage due to limited public transport to the site.