Technical Specialist

Liverpool Coventry £ 55,000 - £ 65,000 p.a. plus benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014366

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The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) is a major success story. One of the UK‘s most advanced Research & Technology Organisations, championing world leading manufacturing and engineering innovation.


Created in 2011, it represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and has since grown to a team of over 800 spread several facilities covering not only R&D, but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design across multiple businesses and sectors.


Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit from launch, we seek career driven and agile talent from industry, academia, and other leading organisations to work in this truly unique centre of excellence.


Benefits - beyond salary, the MTC provides one of the most extensive and progressive benefits packages available, designed to inspire, develop and reward employees to the full including:


  • Fully flexible working including compressed hours, remote working, part-time hours, flexible start and finish times. And career breaks. Tell us what works for you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying!  

  • Enhanced Holiday leave with accumulated days plus option to buy & sell

  • Private Health Insurance from Vitality Health

  • Life Insurance

  • Generous Pension Scheme

  • Income Protection in the event of long-term illness or incapacity to work

  • Salary Sacrifice (tax efficient Bike 2 Work plus Car Lease Scheme including competitive on-site EV charging)

  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity support

  • Professional subscriptions paid plus access to Leadership Academy

  • Long service recognition plus contribution awards

  • Envious working environment with free parking, excellent public transport links, employee discounts and on-site canteen, plus more 



The Role    


The Technical Specialist Informatic role is expected to provide a level of business and technical leadership, and proactively contribute and support the functioning and development of the technical areas of the team (technical governance, business development and project management). The role is expected to contribute towards projects, either as technical leader or work package leader, in line with MTC best practices.


Duties and responsibilities include:

  • You will support the Informatics group in the leadership, development and deployment of projects around Data Science and AI, Digital Manufacturing Systems, Connectivity, Visualisation and Cyber Security,

  • You will lead project technical deliverables, taking ownership to ensure work meets or exceeds agreed customer requirements, and is delivered within agreed budgets and timescales. Where delegated, you will act as Technical Governance lead for project deliverables.

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

  • You will support Senior Managers with a proactive approach in the identification, technical specification, and delivery of new and novel technology capability into the MTC, customers, or industrial members‘ premises.

  • You will take the lead and ownership in proposal of new capability development projects that align with the Informatics team, and overall MTC strategy, and able to explore different routes for project funding (internal, industrial, or CR&D funding);



The Person


The successful candidate for the role of Technical Specialist Informatic will have/be:


  • Able to demonstrate an excellent standard of verbal and written communication skills;

  • Must be able to communicate to all levels of the business in a professional and courteous manner, to support all parts of the business to run as one MTC to deliver corporate objectives;

  • Able to demonstrate the use of coaching and mentoring to support colleagues and transfer knowledge in area of expertise to others, within own department and wider MTC colleagues, proactive in Support training and development of team members;

  • At least 5 or more years` recent and substantial work experience on relevant manufacturing systems in industrial manufacturing or R&D environments;

  • Broad experience with design and development of digital system solutions in applications for manufacturing, logistics, infrastructure and/or similar;



Equality, diversity, and inclusion are integral to everything that we do. We are committed to these values and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are more than happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require.

To apply for the position of Technical Specialist Informatic forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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