Additive Manufacturing Engineer – Rolls Royce

Full Time 11 days ago
Derby, United Kingdom
Rolls Royce
Pioneering the power that matters


Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to our planet’s vital power needs.

Why Rolls-Royce?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Additive Manufacturing Engineer to join Rolls-Royce Submarines in Derby.

The Nuclear Additive Manufacturing (AM) team was established in 2009 to support the manufacture of components for functional rig testing using Laser Powder Bed Fusion.  Operations within the AM team to fulfill rig requirements is now well established on both metal and polymer systems.  Development of AM has advanced rapidly into the manufacture of production components following the Manufacturing and Material Capability Acquisition (MCA and MatCAP) Rolls-Royce Group Procedures. In 2022, the AM team will also be relocating into a new purpose-built facility at Raynesway with 2 new multi-laser LPBF machines and post-processing facilities.  There are also several core research and development programmes relating to AM technology being coordinated through the AM Team.  These are focused on a variety of significant applications across Aerospace and Nuclear businesses globally.

Join us and we’ll provide an environment where you can be yourself. An inclusive, digital-first culture that invests in you, gives you a platform for continuous learning, and access to an incredible breadth and depth of opportunities to grow your career

You will be responsible primarily for delivering key capability acquisition and R&T programmes, but also required to support on cell operations when necessary. We are a self-motivated and enthusiastic team with a shared goal of delivering AM solutions for the Submarines business and beyond.

We offer excellent development, a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include bonus, employee support assistance and employee discounts.

Your needs are as unique as you are.  We encourage flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working wherever possible, so you can always be at your best – wherever and whenever you work.


What you’ll be doing:

You will be responsible for the delivery of manufacturing and materials capability acquisition programmes for the Submarines enterprise in line with customer requirements.

  • Delivering additive manufacturing and materials capability acquisition programmes across a range of exciting opportunities including Submarines, Micro Reactors and Space.
  • Delivering key enabling research and development programmes on time to meet defined technology insertion dates.
  • Support new AM machine development, selection and acquisition.
  • Support manufacturing operations in a £multi-million AM cell to solve technical issues and maintain machine availability, and to monitor the facilities KPI data to drive continuous improvements


Who we are looking for:

At Rolls-Royce we embrace agility, are bold, pursue collaboration and seek simplicity in everything we do.  These principles form our values and behaviours and are an essential component of our assessment process and are fundamental qualities that we seek for all roles.

  • Degree Qualified in a relevant engineering or materials science discipline. Masters Degree or PhD preferred.
  • Experience of metal additive manufacturing technologies with knowledge of the laser powder bed fusion process, DoEs, associated materials science and testing, powder metallurgy or welding science.
  • Understanding of engineering design and specification, specifically concerning key design for AM principles, benefits and limitations.
  • Experience with PLM/CAD/CAM packages relevant to additive manufacturing.
  • Experience in manufacturing and/or materials acquisition processes within high integrity applications is preferable. We are ideally interested in candidates who come from industries such as Civil Aerospace, Energy, Marine and Defence who have experience in structured technology insertion (MCRL/ MTRL/ TRL).
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