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We're hiring a Senior Development Engineer: Bearings

Recruiting a Bearings expert to join our fast-paced R&D team in Warwick developing novel technology for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Compressors.

Senior Development Engineer:  Bearings

Aeristech is in an exciting period as a dynamic and innovative organization, growing rapidly as we prepare for the volume manufacture of our high-pressure low flow compressor technology.  Join an inspired, friendly team with opportunity to develop novel technologies.

Our patented technology powers the world’s most power-dense and fastest accelerating permanent magnet variable speed electric motors. Using air bearings, this enables the oil-free compressor performance required in hydrogen fuel cells and other cutting-edge applications.

This post is for a Senior Development Engineer with an Air Bearings background to work in our R&D team, and work cross-functionally in collaboration with various disciplines. The role will report to the Head of Research and Development.

Main Responsibilities

This role will involve, but is not limited to:

  • Developing high speed rotor systems with focus of the bearings.
  • Knowledge or experience of Hydrodynamic air bearings, either foil or spiral groove type.
  • Working with bearing designers to select bearings for designs.
  • Working with bearing designers to understand integration and analysis requirements.
  • Working with design team to ensure bearings and shaft are being supported correctly.
  • Design and analysis of bearing systems within the rotor design and operating profile of design
  • Interfacing with internal and external stakeholders including presentations, technical reviews, meetings.
  • Design of test rigs and programs to evaluate performance and production reliability.
  • Planning and managing test programs to evaluate designs.

Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with bearings.
  • Knowledge of Hydrodynamic bearings.
  • Proven successful projects involving bearing system design.
  • Self-motivated, creative, with high attention to detail.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Detailed understanding of theoretical applications of rotordynamic principles and bearing design
  • Enthusiastic and keen to be part of developing new technology for Hydrogen economy.