Technology Transfer Engineer (Production Engineering)

Job Overview

Location
Coventry, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
1 month ago

Additional Details

Job ID
5783
Job Views
43

Job Description

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 8th October 2020
Closes: 10th November 2020
Reference: 1872760

Full-time, fixed-term position for 2 years to end no later than 31 March 2023.

We are looking for a hands-on technologist to work with local manufacturers to help them implement digital manufacturing technologies.

Could you use your skills and experience to help to grow the capabilities of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)? Do you have a practical understanding of implementing technology, innovation and process improvement in or for businesses? Do you understand how technology and innovation can help companies become more productive and operate more effectively?

The WMG SME Group are seeking to appoint a Technology Transfer Engineer to join their multidisciplinary team to assist in delivery of our Digital Innovation for Manufacturing (DI4M) project. This project helps manufacturing SME become more productive and competitive. The group aims to accelerate SME economic growth through research-led innovation and by building strong sustainable collaborative relationships with SME businesses and partner organisations.

The ideal candidate will have a background in one of more of the following:

  • Supply Chain design and optimisation, planning , scheduling and material control systems.
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering and associated manufacturing process design.
  • Business systems, operations in a manufacturing context.
  • Business model development and diagnostics.
  • Process innovation and optimisation and Discrete Event Simulations.
  • Technology, manufacturing and cost readiness levels (including route maps).

You should be able to:

  • Communicate your expertise, knowledge and experience - from boardroom to technician.
  • Apply your knowledge to the practical development of physical products and manufacturing processes.
  • Make use of relevant tools and computer software to support innovation projects.
  • Work on multiple concurrent projects with short timescales (typically 2-5 days).

Candidates should have a background gained in the application of technical innovation within business or industry. You should be skilled in carrying out technical investigations of new solutions and making technical recommendations before implementing within the client environment. Good organisational and interpersonal skills are also required.

You should be degree level qualified in a relevant subject, preferably at post-graduate level, and/or have significant applied industrial experience. You should also be self-motivated, highly flexible with a readiness to travel throughout the West Midlands and the UK to visit clients and partners.

At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

This appointment is dependent upon part funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), for the project Digital Innovation for Manufacturing (DI4M) project number 50R18PO2791, supported by the HVM Catapult, and will be subject to the continuation of both the availability of funding and the projects.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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