Chemical/Mechanical Development Engineer (KTP Associate)

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EuroCentral, Scotland
£33,500 per annum 
Monday, 24 February 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 7 April 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Company Based
Chemical/Mechanical Development Engineer (KTP Associate)
£33,500 per annum 
Full-time: 35 Hours per week  

  • Are you a Chemical Engineering graduate looking for a unique opportunity to deliver an exciting project? 
  • Would you like to work with a leading company and be supported by senior company management and by a team of academics at UWS? 
  • Are you looking for hands on experience whilst gaining further qualifications?

If so, we want to hear from you! 

The company

From their 85,000 sq ft facility, ACS Clothing Ltd provides retailers with an ethical, responsible and environmentally friendly clothing rental service using state-of-the-art automated garment handling technology. They have recently rebranded and expanded to include garment cleaning and refurbishment. Clients include Debenhams and Slaters. Visit for more information.

The role

You will assess and develop technology designed to provide a more effective and efficient automation sterilisation process. To will be achieved by evaluating the current ozone process used and generating new and more effective sanitisation & automation based on both chemical photochemistry understanding and practical experimentation. 


i)    Increase operational efficiency by developing an improved, scalable and environmentally friendly means of continuous garment sanitisation using ozone or related technology
ii)    Provide downstream opportunities for diversification, joint venturing and/or sub-licensing of the developed technology

What is KTP?

This scheme offers an invaluable opportunity for graduates to become key contributors to innovating real world company projects, giving you the chance to convert the skills and knowledge learned from your degree to practical application. You will gain vital experience and continue your development through support from on-site managers and UWS academics. 

Why UWS? 

We support you – We are the only Scottish University to have a dedicated KTP centre, meaning you are fully supported throughout your time with the company by UWS staff. 

We are growing – In 2019, UWS were the top performing University in the UK by value of secured KTP projects. 

You grow with us – Many of our KTP associates are offered permanent roles and continue to provide support to projects as part of a team and autonomously. We will also invest £5,000 in your development, this includes training in Chartered Management Institute (Level 5) and the opportunity to register for an MPhil or Ph.D.

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What we are looking for

  • Minimum MSc Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience e.g. analytical chemical research, significant research and development in science (photochemistry, physics and chemistry ideally) and mechatronics (instrumentation, controls and automation ideally)
  • Proven proficiency in at least one high level PLC programming language
  • Strong experimental background and excellent technical writing, preparation and reporting
  • Knowledge in:
  1. photochemistry and free radical chemistry of ozone
  2. control systems design
  3. conveyor systems
  4. industrial network
  5. Maple and Matlab/Scilab
  6. multi-input/output controls with recipes based approaches 
  7. PLCs
  8. sanitisation/sterilisation or decontamination  

Questions about this vacancy? Contact (Lecturer) or (Lecturer)

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Closing date: 07 April 2020
Interview date: 30 April 2020 

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.