KTP Associate - Industry 4.0 Robotics and Automation in partnership with IODS Pipe Clad Limited

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) in partnership with IODS Pipe Clad Limited (part of the GlenAlmond Group http://www.glenalmondgroup.com/), seeks to recruit a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate in the state-of-the-art area of Industry 4.0 robotic-based digital manufacture. The KTP is a trilateral collaborative project between the Associate, the University and a company partner (see www.ktpws.org.uk).

IODS provide contract-engineering services for both Oil and Gas and the Aerospace sector. The company exports the majority of its products and specialises in a process of weld overlay cladding of the internal surfaces of pipes and various high integrity components including subsea tools and production equipment. The weld overlay cladding provided by IODS extends and prolongs the service life of equipment in some of the harshest operating conditions in the world by applying an additive layer of protective metal to a lower grade backing steel. GlenAlmond are also pioneering the capabilities of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) for 3D printing of high-grade metals efficiently in large build and volume.

The KTP Associate will be primarily based at IODS Pipe Clad Limited in East Kilbride and will play a key role in developing the automation and robotic manufacturing cells of the future. The associate will also spend periods of time at the University of Strathclyde (UoS) Technology Innovation Centre (Glasgow) and at the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) (https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/advancedformingresearchcentre/) in Inchinnan. The associate will be supported by the academic team at the University of Strathclyde to research and develop both technical understanding of the fundamental state-of-the art in sensing, automation, robotic path programming and NDE. You will also be required to disseminate high-quality research output through the appropriate reporting conduits, e.g. high-impact journals and conferences

In addition to the KTP core development training, you will have a dedicated budget of £6,000 for further training and career development as well as opportunity to enrol for a part time MPhil/PhD with the University.

To be considered for the role you will be educated to a Masters Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. physics, control engineering, automation, mechanical & electrical engineering) or have equivalent relevant experience. You will have demonstrable capability in industrial robotic programming and automation, combined with sensor design, integration and instrumentation for industrial applications. You will have excellent mechanical, electrical, software, written and communication skills, along with an ability to conduct both individual work and the ability to integrate work and collaborate effectively with the existing project team. 

Your role will be to conduct research, develop and lead the development of future; efficient flexible and commercially driven robotic-based digital manufacturing systems to ensure GlenAlmond remain internationally recognised as the leading provider of precision manufacturing solutions for high value Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Aerospace Sectors

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