National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a team of world-leading academic researchers, industry experts, and business professionals working together to transform manufacturing in Scotland by working with companies of all sizes from across the manufacturing world.

We’re always looking for the best and brightest talent to join us in breaking down barriers to help manufacturers achieve their full potential.

  • Salary range: £45,585 - £56,021
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 25 June 2024
  • Location: NMIS, Renfrew 

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological institution and has a long history of working with industry to deliver strong business growth from access to research and innovation expertise. The latest major initiative continuing to deliver on this track record is through the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

As a magnet for innovation in advanced manufacturing, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) group of specialist R&D centres (including the Digital Factory), supports manufacturing, engineering, and associated tech businesses of all sizes, to thrive domestically and internationally through accelerating productivity, embracing new digital technologies and achieving net-zero targets.

We turn smart ideas into reality and deliver ground-breaking research.

Coming from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, our passionate team works alongside industry, academia, and the public sector to solve problems, train the workforce of the future, and generate the creative ideas that will transform manufacturing.

Ultimately, we are growing the economy, developing a vibrant and skilled talent pool, and helping create prosperous, sustainable communities.

The NMIS Digital Factory’s Design Engineering Team is seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Design Engineer, to lead and manage delivery of both high value collaborative research and development projects and challenging and fast-paced commercial projects. The project work will focus on the mechanical design of new or existing products, alongside developing innovative new approaches to enhance the teams’ capabilities associated with product mechanical integrity and structural optimisation.

The post holder will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree and extensive industrial experience in mechanical/manufacturing engineering or design engineering role or a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline. The post holder will also have an established track record in mechanical design and optimisation activities, applying engineering first principles and approaches.

The post holder will have the ability to work autonomously, plan and prioritise own workload with minimal inputs from higher management, and deal with complex problems presented to them by colleagues. The post holder will also need experience of project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia. Experience of metallic forging, forming, and joining will be of particular relevance to the role but shouldn’t be seen as a barrier to application.

For informal enquiries, please contact Gordon Robertson, Mechanical and Integrity Optimisation, gordon.robertson.100@strath.ac.uk

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  • Salary range: £66,857 - £70,918 
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 23 June 2024
  • Location: NMIS, Renfrew

The University of Strathclyde

Founded in 1796 as a place of ‘useful learning’, the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is a leading international technological university proud to deliver world class education, pioneering research and innovative partnerships around the globe. We utilise our internationally leading teaching, research and translational expertise to solve the key global challenges of our age. As a socially progressive institution, we focus on impact, pioneering technologies not just for their own sake but because they help society economically, in its health, quality of life and its creativity. We have a track record of partnering with businesses, reaching outside the University to make the world better educated, prosperous, healthy, fairer and more secure. As a result of this, we were recognised as Scottish University of the Year 2020 by The Sunday Times Good University Guide, and as Workplace of the Year in 2017 by Times Higher Education. We are the first university to win the coveted Times Higher Education University of the Year title twice, in 2012 and again in 2019 and we are three-times winners of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.


National Manufacturing Institute Scotland


The University of Strathclyde has a long history of working with industry to deliver strong business growth from access to research and innovation expertise. The latest major initiative continuing to deliver on this track record is through the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).


As a magnet for innovation in advanced manufacturing, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) group of specialist R&D centres, supports manufacturing, engineering and associated tech businesses of all sizes, to thrive domestically and internationally through accelerating productivity, embracing new digital technologies and achieving net-zero targets.


We turn smart ideas into reality and deliver ground-breaking research.


Coming from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, our passionate team works alongside industry, academia, and the public sector to solve problems, train the workforce of the future and generate the creative ideas that will transform manufacturing.

Ultimately, we are growing the economy, developing a vibrant and skilled talent pool and helping create prosperous, sustainable communities.


The Opportunity

We are now seeking an exceptional individual to lead NMIS’s Finance activity as we work to develop and deliver the NMIS 2030 Plan. Reporting to the NMIS Chief Executive Officer, with dotted line reporting to the University’s Chief Financial Officer, the NMIS Director of Finance will manage the operational aspects of the finance team and will lead the shaping of NMIS’s finance strategy to ensure continuing organisational success and growth. The Director of Finance will also be a key member of NMIS’s senior leadership team, contributing to all aspects of strategy, investment planning and delivery.


Driving progressive change in financial control, reporting and in financial systems, you will have overall responsibility for accounting, operational and systems staff within the NMIS finance team. Professionally qualified and with a strong track record in financial management and business transformation, you will have leadership experience and a proven ability in delivering against challenging targets and of achieving excellence in service delivery. With great communication and influencing skills and a passion for continuous improvement, you will demonstrate the ability and drive to lead and improve a highly professional team as part of a dynamic, fast-moving manufacturing research centre with an ambitious vision and growth potential.

For informal enquiries, please contact Chris Courtney, NMIS CEO - chris.courtney@strath.ac.uk
 

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  • Salary range: £31,396 - £34,980
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 23 June 2024
  • Location: Renfrew

 The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological institution and has a long history of working with industry to deliver strong business growth from access to research and innovation expertise. The latest major initiative continuing to deliver on this track record is through the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

As a magnet for innovation in advanced manufacturing, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) group of specialist R&D centres, supports manufacturing, engineering and associated tech businesses of all sizes, to thrive domestically and internationally through accelerating productivity, embracing new digital technologies and achieving net-zero targets.


We turn smart ideas into reality and deliver ground-breaking research.


Coming from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, our passionate team works alongside industry, academia, and the public sector to solve problems, train the workforce of the future and generate the creative ideas that will transform manufacturing.


Ultimately, we are growing the economy, developing a vibrant and skilled talent pool and helping create prosperous, sustainable communities.


The position will involve:

• Ownership of capturing, tracking, and progressing leads through to project kick-off.
• Prepare costings and quotations for commercial and small R&D projects.
• Ownership and maintenance of data captured on customer relationship management system (Microsoft Dynamics 365) to ensure its integrity for reporting purposes.

To be considered for this role you will have the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with an HNC/HND level qualification and be expected to demonstrate an enthusiasm for innovation and an interest in the manufacturing sector; or have relevant experience. You will have demonstrable experience in managing business processes, developing R&D proposals for industry. You will have experience of interfacing with staff engaged in business development, contracts, engineering, and industrial customers, building relationships across these contacts to ensure rapid responses to customer’s queries and appropriate prioritisation of tasks. You will have the ability to plan and organise your own workload and to work as part of a team.

This post is located at the NMIS building in Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS), Paisley (near Glasgow Airport). Please note the Innovation District has limited public transport services.

For informal enquiries, please contact Abid Hussain. Business Development Process Manager, abid.hussain@strath.ac.uk
 

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  • Salary range: £36,024 - £44,263
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date:  23 June 2024
  • Location:  DPMC, Irvine / NMIS, Renfrew 

DPMC is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer, to support the delivery of high value industry focused research and knowledge exchange programmes, the adoption of digital technologies in the processing sector.

The Digital Process Manufacturing engineer will support the Senior Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer in building a world-leading community of digital technology developers and implementers and process industry experts in Strathclyde. The post holder will be expected to work between DPMC and its industrial partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange and process improvement.

To achieve the above the Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer will require research and/or industrial experience in at least two of the following technical areas:

• Industrial design and manufacturing environment including the various kinds of manufacturing equipment and technologies common across industry
• Good understanding of process engineering design including gated design reviews to diligently de-risk system designs.
• A broad knowledge of digital technology and process industry activities to mature the technology readiness of system designs and implementation of translational research into industry.
• Knowledge of digital tools including process design, sensors, automation, PLC/SCADA, MES, ERP, business intelligence.
• Good understanding of how digital technologies can be used in the processing sector to drive efficiencies.

The post holder will require the knowledge and skills normally associated with industrial experience or a first degree and PhD. The post holder will have the ability to work autonomously, with planning and prioritisation of work coming from the Senior Digital Process Manufacturing Engineer. The post holder will need experience of project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia.

The role will require travel between DPMC and NMIS HQ in Renfrewshire depending on projects and wider NMIS workload.

NMIS is partnering with the Centre for Process Innovation and North Ayrshire Council to develop the Digital Process Manufacturing Centre (DPMC) at i3 in North Ayrshire, Scotland. The Centre demonstrate, develop and deliver digital technology to support the UK’s process manufacturing sectors’ digital challenges.

DPMC will offer practical demonstrations of Industry 4.0 technology to stimulate, encourage and support industry to adopt new and innovative practices in the application of digital strategies to their manufacturing operations by offering hands-on experience. The demonstrations will include a range of opportunities for industry to gain access to examples of control systems, manufacturing execution systems, operational technologies, Augmented Reality, paperless systems, training, performance management, data visualisation techniques, etc. This experience, available in a controlled environment, aims to improve levels of confidence and demonstrates how digital can improve management decision-making, driving business performance and competitiveness. The physical facility, which will include a networking / training / meeting space, will serve as a focal point and networking hub for companies in the area.

The centre will focus key process sub-sectors including:

• Pharmaceuticals
• Oil & Gas
• Chemicals and Chemical Products
• Agrichemicals
• Food & Drink
• Fast Moving Commercial Goods
• Water (collection, treatment, supply)

For informal enquiries, please contact David Hernandez, Project Manager, david.hernandez@strath.ac.uk 01415345200

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