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Research Engineer (Mechanical Engineering) (SPICE / RaPID)

Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Key Responsibilities

  • Primary scope of work is support research and industrial project work undertaken by the SPICE or RaPID department.
  • Carry out Risk Assessment of projects and labs, and ensure compliance with Work, Safety and Health Regulations
  • Coordinate procurement and liaison with vendors/suppliers.
  • Work independently, as well as within a team, to ensure that the project can meet the milestones adhering to the stipulated timeline
  • Mentor students during practical learning activities to enhance their technical problem-solving skills. The learning activities are mainly laboratory classes.
  • Any other duties assigned.

Job Requirements

  • A good degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Masters, PhD and/or relevant professional certifications like registered PE would be advantageous.
  • Have at least 3-6 years of working experience in mechanical design, systems design or related area in mechatronics would be preferred.
  • Experience in following areas are highly desirable:
    o Mechanical systems development and integration
    o Material and components selection including working knowledge with integration and selection of components/systems such as actuators, pumps, hydraulics system
    o CAD software such as SolidWorks, Rhino 3D and PTC Creo
    o Prototyping and fabrication. Simulation of mechanical design will be an added advantage.
  • Material testing and material properties knowledge will be advantageous
  • Working knowledge of control and PLC systems will be advantageous
  • Experience with software such as Ansys and Abaqus will be advantageous
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of industry practices to bring industry perspective to SIT.
  • Keen interest in innovation projects, with demonstrated ability in developing solutions to technical problems.
  • Good supervisory skills and enjoy working closely with students in an educational environment.
  • Possess industrial certifications in relevant areas will be an added advantage.

Key Competencies

  • A committed believer in continuous learning and self-improvement, with a strong sense of confidence in managing his/her own learning process.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to build and maintain good working relationships with fellow colleagues and industry partners.
  • Self-motivated team player and flexibility to work across functions/teams in a dynamic hand-on environment.
  • Possess good analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Show strong initiative and take ownership of work.

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