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The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is an internationally rated academic institute with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial partners and hosting world leading research groups. Through partnership with the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council and Renfrewshire Council, the University will host the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

In the age of the fourth industrial revolution, manufacturing organisations (large and small) are actively seeking to understand how they can transform their business through digital technologies. However, as manufacturing processes and systems can be unique to the product that is being produced, challenges still exist and solutions need to be found. To support industry in addressing these challenges, NMIS are looking to appoint a digital manufacturing engineer specialising in connectivity solutions to understand and develop solutions that can provide data acquisition and networking solutions of manufacturing processes. The digital manufacturing engineer will require knowledge and technical expertise in the following areas;

  • Value Stream Mapping of manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge and experience with manufacturing systems engineering.
  • Total Productive Maintenance and Predictive maintenance methodologies.
  • Data acquisition from a variety of sources including machine programming logic controllers (PLC’S), sensors, embedded sensors and edge devices.
  • Knowledge and working understanding of networking and integration of data acquisition solutions for manufacturing facilities i.e 5G / 4G / LoRaWAN, NB-IoT etc.
  • Analytical skills in manufacturing data sources for manufacturing and operations management.
  • Creation of dashboards and other visualization toolsets for visualization of manufacturing datasets.

The digital manufacturing engineer will be expected to work between NMIS, University of Strathclyde and Industry partners to develop strong knowledge exchange activities including collaborative research and development. The digital manufacturing engineer will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree and/or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering. The digital manufacturing engineer will support research and development programmes on intelligent manufacturing, smart factory systems, digital transformation of industrial enterprises, and will be involved in academic research into one or more of these processes.

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