National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a team of world-leading academic researchers, industry experts, and business professionals working together to transform manufacturing in Scotland by working with companies of all sizes from across the manufacturing world.

We’re always looking for the best and brightest talent to join us in breaking down barriers to help manufacturers achieve their full potential.

  • Salary range: £45,585 - £56,021
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 28 July 2024
  • Location: NMIS Renfrew / DPMC North Ayrshire

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)

DPMC is seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer, to lead and manage delivery of high value industry focused research and knowledge exchange programmes, the adoption of digital technologies in the processing sector through experience and applied experimental research activity, and introduce the outcomes into process manufacturing environments. This will involve the candidate anticipating the direction of process manufacturing capability to develop a credible technical roadmap and research strategy and deliver industrial research projects.

The Senior Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer will also lead, manage and develop the DPMC team with the aim of 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 Senior Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer will require significant research and/or industrial experience in at least two of the following technical areas:

• Knowledge and experience of an 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 significant industrial experience or a first degree and PhD. The post holder will have an established track record in leading the delivery of engineering solutions in an industrial context, as well as experience of taking a leading role in research and development of manufacturing processes.

The post holder will have the ability to work autonomously, to plan and prioritise their own workload with minimal inputs from higher management, and deal with complex problems presented to them by colleagues. The post holder will also need experience of project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia. The post holder will be required to make a significant contribution to the administrative activities of DPMC including membership/chair of relevant committees and acting in senior departmental administrative positions. As part of the role involves managing staff members within the centre, the post holder will have the ability to line manage and lead a team, including undertaking capability development, recruitment activities, allocating work, managing outputs and performance management.

The role will also require travel between DPMC and NMIS HQ in Renfrewshire as required by project and wider NMIS workload.

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

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  • Salary range: £57,696 - £64,914
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 21 July 2024
  • Location: NMIS, Renfrew

NMIS is seeking to appoint a Team Lead for Additive Manufacturing and Subtractive Manufacturing (Machining) who will lead and manage a range of individual and collaborative knowledge exchange activities. As an Investigator, lead the development and submission of proposals to appropriate external bodies for knowledge exchange funding of significant value and manage grants awarded. You will support the NMIS engineering knowledge exchange teams, line manage and support a team of Theme Leads / Sub Team Lead’s, and provide technical leadership and guidance to colleagues. You will generate new knowledge exchange approaches with significant impact and identify, adapt, devise and use appropriate knowledge exchange methodologies and techniques. You will lead and develop internal and external networks of researchers and leading thinkers in the field to foster knowledge exchange collaborations, to identify and deliver common research/knowledge exchange objectives and to generate income. You will also lead the development of knowledge exchange activities by, for example, establishing knowledge exchange links with industry and influencing public policy and the professions. You will contribute to Centre, Institute, Faculty and/or University senior administrative and management functions, for example, by convening or participating in relevant committees. You will contribute to the strategic development of the Centre through, for example, developing new knowledge exchange strategies and by anticipating and planning for new directions for yourself and knowledge exchange themes and you will engage in continuous professional development.

To be considered for the role, you will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree, and will either be educated to PhD level in an appropriate discipline or have significant relevant experience. You will have a growing national reputation for leading significant knowledge exchange projects, resulting in close links with senior staff in with industry, learned societies, government and/or relevant Chartered/professional bodies and a track record of securing knowledge exchange funding and managing associated projects. You will have the ability to play a senior role within a team environment and motivate and lead teams of less experienced staff. You will have experience of line managing a team, including conducting annual reviews and setting performance standards. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. You will have an established track record in leading the delivery of engineering solutions in an industrial context, as well as experience of taking a leading role in the research and development of manufacturing processes.

For informal enquiries, please contact Stephen Fitzpatrick, Digital Factory Director - s.fitzpatrick@strath.ac.uk
 

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  • Salary range: £57,696 - £64,914
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 21 July 2024
  • Location: NMIS, Renfrew

As an Investigator, lead the development and submission of proposals to appropriate external bodies for knowledge exchange funding of significant value and manage grants awarded. You will support the NMIS engineering knowledge exchange teams, line manage and support a team of Theme Leads / Sub Team Lead’s and provide technical leadership and guidance to colleagues. You will generate new knowledge exchange approaches with significant impact and identify, adapt, devise, and use appropriate knowledge exchange methodologies and techniques. You will lead and develop internal and external networks of researchers and leading thinkers in the field to foster knowledge exchange collaborations, to identify and deliver common research/knowledge exchange objectives and to generate income. You will also lead the development of knowledge exchange activities by, for example, establishing knowledge exchange links with industry and influencing public policy and the professions. You will contribute to Centre, Institute, Faculty and/or University senior administrative and management functions, for example by convening or participating in relevant committees. You will contribute to the strategic development of the Centre through, for example, developing new knowledge exchange strategies and by anticipating and planning for new directions for yourself and knowledge exchange themes and you will engage in continuous professional development.

To be considered for the role, you will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree, and will either be educated to PhD level in an appropriate discipline or have significant relevant experience. You will have a growing national reputation for leading significant knowledge exchange projects, resulting in close links with senior staff in with industry, learned societies, government and/or relevant Chartered/professional bodies and a track record of securing knowledge exchange funding and managing associated projects. You will have the ability to play a senior role within a team environment and motivate and lead teams of less experienced staff. You will have experience of line managing a team, including conducting annual reviews and setting performance standards. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. You will have an established track record in leading the delivery of engineering solutions in an industrial context, as well as experience of taking a leading role in the research and development of manufacturing processes.

For informal enquiries, please contact Stephen Fitzpatrick, Digital Factory Director - s.fitzpatrick@strath.ac.uk
 

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  • Salary range: £45,585 - £56,021
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 21 July 2024
  • Location: NMIS, Renfrew

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological institution and has a long history of working with industry to deliver strong business growth from access to research and innovation expertise. The latest major initiative continuing to deliver on this track record is through the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).
As a magnet for innovation in advanced manufacturing, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) group of specialist R&D centres, supports manufacturing, engineering and associated tech businesses of all sizes, to thrive domestically and internationally through accelerating productivity, embracing new digital technologies and achieving net-zero targets.

We turn smart ideas into reality and deliver ground-breaking research.

Coming from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, our passionate team works alongside industry, academia, and the public sector to solve problems, train the workforce of the future and generate the creative ideas that will transform manufacturing.

Ultimately, we are growing the economy, developing a vibrant and skilled talent pool and helping create prosperous, sustainable communities.

The NMIS Digital Factory Team is seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Data analytics Theme Lead, to lead and manage delivery of high value research and knowledge exchange programmes, and lead the improvement of manufacturing processes using a data driven approach through applied experimental research activity and introduce the outcomes into manufacturing environments. This will involve the candidate anticipating the direction of manufacturing capability to develop a credible technical roadmap and research strategy and deliver industrial research projects.

The Data analytics Theme Lead will also lead, manage and develop the Data analytics Theme team with the aim of building a world-leading community of data experts in Strathclyde. The post holder will be expected to work between NMIS and its industrial partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange and process improvement.

The post holder will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree and PhD for example in mechanical/materials engineering or design engineering. We are also interested in candidates with equivalent industrial experience. The post holder will have an established track record in leading the delivery of engineering solutions in an industrial context, as well as experience of taking a leading role in research and development of manufacturing processes.

The post holder will have the ability to work autonomously, plan and prioritise own workload with minimal inputs from higher management, and deal with complex problems presented to them by colleagues. The post holder will also need experience of project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia. The post holder will be required to make a significant contribution to the administrative activities of NMIS including membership/chair of relevant committees and acting in senior departmental/school administrative positions. As part of the role involves managing staff members within the theme, the post holder will have the ability to line manage and lead a team, including undertaking capability development, recruitment activities, allocating work, managing outputs and performance management.

For informal enquiries, please contact Richard Millar, Team Lead: Digital & Metrology - richard.millar@strath.ac.uk
 

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  • Salary range: £45,585 - £56,021
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 21 July 2024
  • Location: NMIS, Renfrew

The NMIS Digital Factory Team is seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Connectivity Theme Lead, to lead and manage delivery of high value research and knowledge exchange programmes, and lead the improvement of manufacturing processes related to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) through applied experimental research activity and introduce the outcomes into manufacturing environments. This will involve the candidate anticipating the direction of manufacturing capability to develop a credible technical roadmap and research strategy and deliver industrial research projects.

The Connectivity Theme Lead will also lead, manage and develop the Connectivity Theme team with the aim of building a world-leading community of IIoT experts in Strathclyde. The post holder will be expected to work between NMIS and its industrial partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange and process improvement.

To achieve the above the Connectivity Theme Lead will require significant research and/or industrial experience in at least two of the following technical areas:

• A broad knowledge of connecting data streams from industrial equipment including PLC integration to access real time data from embedded sensors
• Good understanding of digital twins and the various levels of twinning from basic through to autonomous systems
• A broad knowledge of Smart Factory infrastructure including the required networks, storage and compute requirements to enable a data driven manufacturing environment
• Knowledge and experience of an industrial manufacturing environment including the various kinds of manufacturing equipment and technologies common across industry
• Knowledge of a range of process modeling/simulation approaches for verification and validation of manufacturing processes

An awareness of more than one area of NMIS engineering capability is desirable for the role.

The post holder will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree and PhD for example in mechanical/materials engineering or design engineering. We are also interested in candidates with equivalent industrial experience. The post holder will have an established track record in leading the delivery of engineering solutions in an industrial context, as well as experience of taking a leading role in research and development of manufacturing processes.

The post holder will have the ability to work autonomously, plan and prioritise own workload with minimal inputs from higher management, and deal with complex problems presented to them by colleagues. The post holder will also need experience of project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia. The post holder will be required to make a significant contribution to the administrative activities of NMIS including membership/chair of relevant committees and acting in senior departmental/school administrative positions. As part of the role involves managing staff members within the theme, the post holder will have the ability to line manage and lead a team, including undertaking capability development, recruitment activities, allocating work, managing outputs and performance management.

For informal enquiries, please contact Richard Millar, Team Lead: Digital & Metrology - richard.millar@strath.ac.uk
 

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