CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Control Engineer for Robot Development (KTP Associate)

Location
Derby, United Kingdom
Posted
02 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2018
Ref
2741
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Garrandale Ltd is a UK based company which designs and manufactures various systems for the UK railway industry (including carriage wash systems). The Control Engineer for Robot Development (KTP Associate) will be based at the Garrandale site in Derby.

An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a 30-month KTP with Cranfield University.  This project offers the opportunity to take on research challenges in the application of robotics to support the railway industry.  The successful candidate will also enjoy a personal £4,000 development budget

School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Off Campus
Hours of work 39 hours per week
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 30 months
Salary £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Apply by 01/08/2018

Role Description

Garrandale Ltd is a UK based company which designs and manufactures various systems for the UK railway industry (including carriage wash systems). The Control Engineer for Robot Development (KTP Associate) will be based at the Garrandale site in Derby.

An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a 30-month KTP with Cranfield University.  This project offers the opportunity to take on research challenges in the application of robotics to support the railway industry.  The successful candidate will also enjoy a personal £4,000 development budget.

As a KTP Associate, you will work in conjunction with the Manufacturing Informatics Centre at Cranfield University. The Centre works with industry to develop innovative products using advanced design methods.

In this role the Control Engineer for Robot Development (KTP Associate) will work on the development of an industrial scale prototype train cab front cleaning robot, addressing the requirements of the railway industry, including H&S issues, cleaning quality assurance and cleaning productivity. This role will focus on the control systems design challenges of the project and will work closely with another KTP Associate who will focus on the mechanical aspects of the project.

This role requires a Masters level degree in control, mechanical or electrical engineering, or closely related subject, with experience of working on industry/university partnership projects and robotics systems as well as industrial control systems (PLC), alongside servo systems/controller knowledge. Additionally knowledge of a programming language (such as Java, C++, C# or python) is essential. Knowledge of Catia and MATLAB/Simulink (or LABVIEW) will be needed.

This role would suit an individual with good team working skills and an ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts effectively for complex systems development projects.

You will build on a heritage of excellence and become a key team member at Garrandale Ltd. Engagement and working with suppliers and customers is actively encouraged from the outset.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Leigh Kirkwood, Research Fellow in Competitive Engineering, on (T); +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 5231 or (E); l.kirkwood@cranfield.ac.uk

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