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Project Assistant - Composite Braiding Manufacturing Engineer


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This role is part of the WMG Internship programme.

The intern will work with Composite Braiding to determine the feasibility of re-processing off-cuts from the braiding process for re-use as a discontinuous fibre composite. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Literature review of re-use thermoplastic composites from post-industrial waste.
  • Investigation of manufacturing process steps including identifying limitations and challenges to be overcome on future work.
  • Stamping of flat plaques using braiding off-cuts
  • Mechanical testing and microscopy of flat plaques manufactured

Skills and experience

  • Educated to, or working towards a relevant Materials, or Mechanical engineering degree (or equivalent) 
  • Experience of working with composites 
  • A keen interest in the Automotive industry 
  • Analytical thinker with a practical approach to problem solving 
  • Ability to be flexible to work in different environments 
  • Confident communicator, able to effectively communicate with staff at all levels 
  • Ability to analyse and interpret results 

This role is part of the WMG Internship Programme. Unfortunately, we are unable to consider you for this internship if you are applying for this to count towards a work placement as part of your studies as the framework does not allow the department to hire students wishing to compete this work as a placement.

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Opportunity Overview

  • August 2nd, 2021
  • £10.61 per hour + £1.28 holiday pay + benefits
  • All grades
  • 3 Months
  • Derby
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgy

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