Advanced Research Engineer - Automation, Mechatronics and Electronics

UK £ 36,000 - £ 42,000 p.a. plus benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013605

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit they are seeking an Advanced Research Engineer - Automation, Mechatronics and Electronics Manufacturing. The Advanced Research Engineer (ARE) role is focused on the technical delivery of projects and support the development of project related activities across The MTC, working across various technology departments and industrial sectors.



Benefits: The MTC lead the way with a superb suite of benefits including; 33 days holiday, fully flexible working week Monday-Thursday, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, Plus many others.



Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our colleagues work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying.



The Role    


The role of Advanced Research Engineer - Automation, Mechatronics and Electronics Manufacturing will be:

  • Largely independent supply of larger project`s technical deliverables, and act as Technical Lead for smaller projects where required; ensuring work meets or exceeds agreed customer requirements, within agreed budgets and timescales.

  • Undertake innovative Engineering research work focused primarily on technology/ manufacturing readiness levels (TRL/MRL) 3+, and able to demonstrate industrial project delivery.

  • To contribute in the identification, technical specification and delivery of new and novel technology capability into the MTC, customers, or industrial members premises.

  • This role will require involvement in all aspects of the project delivery including but not restricted to: concept generation, detailed design, ensuring compliance with all relevant standards, technical support of commissioning, awareness of project budget and deliverables.

  • Contribute and support senior colleagues in the theme business and technology strategy;


Knowledge required for the role includes:

  • Excellent technical analysis skills including the thorough understanding of electrical systems, electronics, PLC programming to IEC 61131, related to manufacturing systems, Siemens, Allen-Bradley, Beckhoff or similar product experience, and application of these in an industrial manufacturing environment.

  • Experience producing electrical schematics, calculations and other associated electrical documentation in relation to the manufacturing of either low/medium/high voltage equipment, ideally in E-Plan or Solidworks Electrical. Understanding of electrical standards, e.g. IEC 60204-1, PUWER, Machinery Directive, ideally a Certified Machine Safety Expert (CSME), understanding and application of Safety Integrity Level (SIL).

  • Working experience in a programming language (Structured text, Python, C/C++ or C#). Micro controller or other hardware programming experience is also favourable.



The Person


The ideal candidate for the role of Advanced Research Engineer - Automation, Mechatronics and Electronics Manufacturing will have/be:

  • A BSc or BEng degree in electronics engineering, mechatronics, systems, electrical engineering or other relevant topic.

  • Committed to work collaboratively and network effectively, able to recognise the contribution of others and team-work with a one MTC mind-set;

  • Pragmatic hands on experience, providing problem solving approach and who is willing to physically participate in completion of work when required.

  • Self-motivated and a self-starter, with the ability to work autonomously to meet deadlines, budgets and quality expectations, both within a team, or independently.

  • Experience working where subsequent adherence to associated process and policy is critical to maintain customer confidentiality.



To apply for the position of Advanced Research Engineer - Automation, Mechatronics and Electronics Manufacturing please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Mike Marsh.

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