Industrial Systems Specialist
Contract Type Fixed Term
Hours Full Time
Job Type Technical
Salary £33,199 - £39,610 per annum (maximum startling salary £33,199)
Vacancy Type Other Vacancies
Closing Date 01/01/2019
Sensor City is a £15 million bespoke innovation space supporting start-ups, SMEs and collaborative projects to develop and implement new sensor applications. It is a Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) flagship University Enterprise Zone. Sensor City is a joint venture between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), BEIS and industry.
Sensor City is a delivery partner in an ERDF project “LCR4.0”. LCR 4.0 offers the Liverpool City Region (LCR) the opportunity to position itself at the forefront of an emerging global revolution in manufacturing driven by technological advances merging the digital and physical worlds. LCR4.0 will be truly transformational, being the first region to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to increase productivity and stimulate sustainable economic growth. The Sensor City contribution is on Sensors and Sensor related technologies.
This post is one of a team within Sensor City to support this activity. The Industrial System Specialist post holder will be employed by the Faculty of Engineering and Technology in Liverpool John Moores University to support the delivery of sensor related activity within the LCR 4.0 programme.
As part of a technical team, we are seeking a degree qualified Industrial System Specialist who will be responsible for providing support as needed to develop industrially robust software and/or hardware solutions for LCR based SME companies and to provide a sufficient breadth of technical expertise to offer innovative and leading edge solutions to the SMEs. The specialist will also provide support for implementing software and/or hardware solutions within the company and ensuring that possible pathways for commercial exploitation are clearly communicated to the companies.
You will be a flexible, enthusiastic individual with experience of developing solutions for sensor and manufacturing organisations. You will be joining a multidisciplinary team focusing on working closely with SMEs and also the research base within the two Universities to enhance productivity and develop and implement strategies to stimulate the development of new products through innovation practices. Ideally you should have an understanding of Industry 4.0 and how the use of sensors, related technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud computing can realise the benefits to manufacturing organisations from adopting new technological advancements.
The post is part-funded by ERDF as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme.
Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.