Chief Engineer - Build & Production



Boulder, CO, USA · Gloucester, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024
Engineering · Gloucester

Chief Engineer – Build & Production

iCOMAT is an ambitious advanced manufacturing company with game changing technology and critically people with the imagination and drive to grow a business that will enable manufacturers in the aeronautics, automotive and space sectors to reduce significantly the weight and improve the efficiency of their products🚀

At the heart of ICOMAT’s process lies a robotic tape laying system that uses our patented process, Rapid Tow Shearing to produce the lightest components possible out of carbon fibre and composites. The role will be responsible for the build and commissioning of RTS production cells covering all engineering aspects (mechanical, electrical, automation & control, robotics).

The role will also focus on the automation aspects of composite part production, ensuring the successful deployment, function and maintenance of such systems in a production environment. The role will rapidly expand to include additional facets of engineering around factory/production automation (i.e. vision systems for inspection, pick-and-place systems), with aim of building and running the world’s first lights-out factories for composite materials.

What will you be doing? 🤔

Build of RTS Production Systems

  • Manage the build of iCOMATs RTS production cells, encompassing all engineering aspects and ensuring the systems are delivered on budget and on time.
  • Lead and continue to grow a multidisciplinary team and manage resources across all engineering production functions (mechanical, automation & controls, electrical).
  • Foster a high-performance culture across the engineering function

Production using RTS:

  • Commission, operate and maintain production lines based on iCOMAT’s RTS process, as well as additional automated factory systems (i.e. preform pick & place, automated inspection) that will enable end-to-end automated production and the world’s first lights-out factory for composites.
  • Work closely with the Composites team to identify areas to further improve iCOMAT’s production systems

What do we need from you? 💪

  • Previous experience at senior level within a relevant production environment.
  • Expertise and a strong track record in at least one of our core engineering disciplines (mechanical, electrical, control & automation).
  • Demonstrated success in managing intricate engineering production projects within budget and time constraints.
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal abilities.

    We’ve completed multiple technology validation programmes (with the European Space Agency, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, F1 Teams) and are in the process of executing on the first production opportunities with leading OEMs. We’re edging towards becoming a significant scale-up with growth plans that will see the business multiply in size over the next 2-3 years and expand operations into Europe and the US! 📈

    Interested in learning more? Apply for more information and join us on our exciting journey!⚡

    Contact Rony Seamons HR Director – People

    About iCOMAT

    iCOMAT is a spin-out company from the University of Bristol, which provides beyond state-of-the-art lightweighting solutions based on the Rapid Tow Shearing (RTS) process.

    We are proud to collaborate with the world’s top OEMs and end-users. Together we develop new frontiers in automated composites manufacturing which revolutionises the aerospace, automotive and space sectors.

    Founded in 2019
    Co-workers 30
    Engineering · Gloucester

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