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Vacancy – Technical and Quality Manager

 Aluminium Surface Engineering has an exciting opportunity to join our management team.  We are based in Coventry.

You are likely to be a trained electroplating chemist with a hands-on approach to problem solving in an industrial environment.  Ideally, you will have experience in anodising or the surface finishing sector; but this is not essential. 

 Your proven experience in laboratory work, quality and environmental management systems (ISO9000, ISO14001), working to customer and international standards, will be combined with proven customer care and communications skills.  

 You must be able to work independently, as well as part of a team, including staff, managers, and customers.  You will be comfortable managing change and implementing processes, including training of staff, creation and maintenance of documents, and representing the company in technical expertise.

 You must work to a high standard of accuracy, numeracy and record keeping.

 Professional qualifications, such as IMF, would be advantageous.  We will offer appropriate training and development to the successful candidate.

 Please apply for a job description before making any formal application, via

 Applications must be received by Friday 30th October 2020


The Role:

We are currently looking for a Senior Process Engineer for an initial 6-month contract. The role will involve.

• Working with our research chemists and mechanical engineers to raise the production readiness of our coating processes • Defining, optimising and documenting the coating processes. • Developing and optimising designs and specifications for production-scale plant, working with external equipment suppliers and process design consultancies as needed • Developing capex and opex models for production-scale plant and processes.

The Company:

With world-wide use of air conditioning and other energy-hungry cooling systems growing year on year, the demand on global generating capacity is becoming significant. Today, cooling systems alone emit 7% of total GHG and consume 17% of worldwide electricity, numbers projected to double by 2030. New technologies are urgently needed to reduce the impact of these systems. 

Oxford nanoSystems develops advanced and highly innovative coating technologies that enable heat exchangers to be made smaller, lighter and more efficient – and at lower cost. Our mission is to drive improvements in the cost and environmental impact of cooling, heating and energy recovery systems.

We are looking for a talented, motivated and self-directed process engineer to join our informal, innovative team.

Candidate Profile: 

The ideal candidate will be degree qualified in chemical/process engineering; a chartered professional registration would be viewed as advantageous.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Collaborating with R&D personnel, supply chain, project engineering and external parties to coordinate and drive process development and scale-up projects • Assessing processes and interpret data to understand and specify production coating parameters • Defining and documenting coating processes using accepted industry practices  • Leading on the creation of process engineering deliverables for the design of large-scale plant, including scope, H&MB, and equipment specifications • Identifying and developing working relationships with equipment manufacturers, technology providers and material suppliers to create supply chain for future plant operations • Design and develop robust processes of control, routines and other solutions to optimise production rates and quality of output • Assessing and addressing safety and environmental issues • Provide regular monitoring and feedback to the CTO.

Skills and Experience:

• Ideally have experience in the scale-up of relevant process technologies such as wet chemistry and flow processes • Experience in electroplating, electroless processes and water purification • Developing, configuring, and optimizing industrial processes from inception through to start up and certification • Have had experience in process development programmes • Knowledge of process related standards • Proven history in improving supply chain efficiency • Experience with design of large-scale process equipment • Track record of meeting targets within budget, with focussed results

Apply Now: 

Please email your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in this role to 

Please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK before applying to work with us. We are based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and the role requires you to be on site but some home working would be acceptable.