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Technical Fellow (Automation)

University of Sheffield - Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre- AMRC Wales

Location: Chester, Connah's Quay
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum, with potential to progress to £54,765. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th March 2019
Closes: 11th May 2019
Job Ref: UOS022103
 

Location:

Interim Facilities:
Coleg Cambria
Kelsterton Road
Connaghs Quay
Deeside
CH5 4BR

From September 2019:
Chester Road
Bretton
Chester
CH4 0DH

Are you interested in joining a world-class research and development centre?

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for engineering and experience of leading a new team to join the AMRC Wales near the beginning of its’ journey and play a part in placing Wales amongst the most innovative regions in the UK.

As a Technical Fellow, you will be responsible for building and managing a team of engineers delivering innovative automation development projects to all sectors of the Welsh manufacturing industry. You will be responsible for reporting progress to the Research Director and for developing a technology roadmap to meet the industrial requirements of the Welsh and wider UK manufacturing economy. You will be instrumental in developing the order book in subsequent years to enable the automation team to grow and develop into a truly world class provider of automation research and development.  

You will have:

  • Demonstrated significant industrial experience with a strong background of automated manufacturing system integration.
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and understanding of the Machinery Directive and CE marking.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, in order to present to customers and communicating to staff on all levels within the organisation.
  • Ability to identify, analyse and solve long-term strategic technical problems with an appreciation of longer-term implications.
  • Experience of a delivering a range of projects in Research and Development environments via different management approaches.
  • Ability to motivate Project Engineers and influence their work output in a positive manner.

About the Team

AMRC Wales vision is to be instrumental in driving world-class manufacturing innovation for Wales and the UK, with applied research facilities comparable with the best in the world, ensuring Wales is an attractive destination for inward investment and the creation of new businesses, in addition to providing world-class support for existing manufacturers.

AMRC Wales is a new part of the University of Sheffield AMRC Group and by extension the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC), funded by Welsh Government, HVMC  funds and the private sector. Initially, the group will employ 18 members of staff within our new state of the art facility in Broughton, Flintshire. Our aspiration for the AMRC Wales over the next 10 years is to mirror the growth of the AMRC in Sheffield and expand to additional facilities employing hundreds of members of staff.

About the University

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

Follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information about what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work.

   
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