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Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer (526942)

University of Strathclyde - Faculty of Engineering

Location: Irvine, Renfrew
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 431645
 

Location: DPMC, Irvine / NMIS, Renfrew

DPMC is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer to support the delivery of high-value, industry-focused research and knowledge exchange programmes; the adoption of digital technologies in the processing sector.

The Digital Process Manufacturing engineer will support the Senior Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer in building a world-leading community of digital technology developers and implementers and process industry experts in Strathclyde. The post holder will be expected to work between DPMC and its industrial partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange and process improvement.

To achieve the above the Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer will require research and/or industrial experience in at least two of the following technical areas:

  • Industrial design and manufacturing environment including the various kinds of manufacturing equipment and technologies common across industry.
  • Good understanding of process engineering design including gated design reviews to diligently de-risk system designs.
  • A broad knowledge of digital technology and process industry activities to mature the technology readiness of system designs and implementation of translational research into industry.
  • Knowledge of digital tools including process design, sensors, automation, PLC/SCADA, MES, ERP, business intelligence.
  • Good understanding of how digital technologies can be used in the processing sector to drive efficiencies.

The post holder will require the knowledge and skills normally associated with industrial experience or a first degree and PhD. The post holder will have the ability to work autonomously, with planning and prioritisation of work coming from the Senior Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer. The post holder will need experience of project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia.

The role will require travel between DPMC and NMIS HQ in Renfrewshire depending on projects and wider NMIS workload.

NMIS is partnering with the Centre for Process Innovation and North Ayrshire Council to develop the Digital Process Manufacturing Centre (DPMC) at i3 in North Ayrshire, Scotland. The Centre demonstrate, develop and deliver digital technology to support the UK’s process manufacturing sectors’ digital challenges.

DPMC will offer practical demonstrations of Industry 4.0 technology to stimulate, encourage and support industry to adopt new and innovative practices in the application of digital strategies to their manufacturing operations by offering hands-on experience. The demonstrations will include a range of opportunities for industry to gain access to examples of control systems, manufacturing execution systems, operational technologies, Augmented Reality, paperless systems, training, performance management, data visualisation techniques, etc. This experience, available in a controlled environment, aims to improve levels of confidence and demonstrates how digital can improve management decision-making, driving business performance and competitiveness. The physical facility, which will include a networking / training / meeting space, will serve as a focal point and networking hub for companies in the area.

The centre will focus key process sub-sectors including:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals and Chemical Products
  • Agrichemicals
  • Food & Drink
  • Fast Moving Commercial Goods
  • Water (collection, treatment, supply)

For informal enquiries, please contact David Hernandez, Project Manager, david.hernandez@strath.ac.uk 01415345200.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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