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Manufacturing Technician

Salary: £0

Location: Banbury

Job type: Permanent

Category: Banbury Manufacturing

What do we offer? - Competitive salary - Company performance bonus scheme - Pension scheme - up to 10% employer contribution - Private medical insurance - Comprehensive health cash plan - 25 days annual leave + bank holidays - Flexible benefits programme (buy & sell holiday allowance, discounted gym memberships, Maternity/ adoption leave- up to 52 weeks, first 26 weeks at full pay, subsequent 26 at 50% (basic pay) - Structured training & opportunities to progress - Opportunity to join ERGs (employee resource groups), participate in community projects & much more! What does the role look like? As an R&D Manufacturing Technician, your primary responsibility will be to manufacture composite hardware of varying complexity. This role presents an exciting and diverse workload, involving tasks such as robot-assisted filament winding, braiding, and resin transfer molding (RTM) to support the research and development efforts of the business. This position offers a fantastic opportunity to join a company at a pivotal juncture in its research and development department. What will your day-to-day responsibilities look like? * Manufacture composite components through filament winding, utilizing either a wet resin system or prepreg. * Manufacture composite components using braiding and RTM technology, including mold preparation and setup. * Conduct thorough analyses of composite materials and components, identifying: Volume Fraction, Void Content, Glass Transition Temperature * Assist in the assembly of test parts through the use of mechanical and adhesive fastening techniques. * Ensure comprehensive documentation and reporting of findings from Design of Experiments (DOE) and experiments to relevant stakeholders. * Collaborate proactively with the team to contribute to the development and refinement of new products and processes. * Maintain a clean and tidy work environment, adhering to good housekeeping practices, and conducting 5S inspections. * Always work within the requirements of COSHH and company safety regulations, identifying and rectifying hazards when possible. * Provide support for continuous improvement initiatives through active participation in lean events, workshops, and continuous improvement activities. * Develop and produce Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for personal use and for training others. What will you bring to the role? Essential skills: * Possession of an engineering qualification, such as an apprenticeship, would be advantageous. * Exceptional communication skills and the ability to use one's own initiative are essential. * Experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally operating rotary machinery and/or robotics, is preferred. Desirable skills: * Possess experience in operating rotating machinery, covering setup, running, and clean-down procedures. * Demonstrate the aptitude and eagerness to develop programming skills for job-specific programs. * Previous hands-on experience in processing polymer matrix composites. * Exhibit strong problem-solving techniques and the ability to work independently with a logical and systematic approach. * Proficient in computer skills, with a robust working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Essential skills in Word and Excel are crucial for this role. * Knowledge and experience in continuous improvement/lean activities. * Capability to adhere to and author standards and specific instructions. * Experience using filament winding programs, including CADfil. * Proficiency in molding processes. * Formal qualification from KUKA Robotics (Programming 1 KRC4 or equivalent) and hands-on experience in operating KUKA robots. About us: At Collins Aerospace, we’re working side by side with our customers & partners to dream, design & deliver solutions that redefine the future of our industry. We are part of Raytheon Technologies & provide technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry to connect and protect people around the world. We are inventors, we are manufacturers, we work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defence & rescue applications. Are you looking to join a dynamic global team that works across the entire Aerospace industry? If yes, get onboard the Collins Aerospace Team & play a part in expanding the opportunities to develop new products & challenge the state of art technology. We believe Diversity drives innovation; equity eliminates obstacles, inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where everyone can belong & succeed, contributing to a better society. We are committed to ensuring the recruitment process is barrier-free & inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have disability or long term condition to remove barriers that may be experienced in the recruitment process. Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day! Please note that potential candidates will be subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and background checks and that project access restrictions may apply to some nationalities. RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class

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