Electronics Engineer

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Job Details
  • 4026
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Southport
  • Contract, Full Time
  • In the region of £31,000 to £33,000

Industry 4.0 Electronics Engineer (KTP Associate)

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership position with the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University in partnership with United Automation Ltd.

You’ll be based at the United Automationpremises in Southport but employed by Liverpool John Moores University on a 34-month Fixed Term Contract, working 39 hours per week within Monday to Friday.

Your starting salary will be in the region of £31,000 to £33,000 level dependent on experience, and attractive benefits include:

  • a generous personal development budget
  • the prospect of performance bonuses over the course of the project
  • management and leadership training provided as part of the KTP
  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays and Christmas shutdown, plus 3 days flexi holidays
  • access to a generous defined benefit pension scheme
  • cycle to work scheme
  • access to counselling and advice services
  • a voluntary dental plan option
  • discounts for many shops, restaurants and services
  • free off-peak gym membership, and
  • free or discounted tickets to a range of events

The opportunity - Industry 4.0 Electronics Engineer

United Automation Ltd is one of the UK’s leading Designers and Manufacturers of Industrial Power Control Products.

United Automation and Liverpool John Moores University have collaborated to run a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project to develop new line of smart and modular thyristor-based power controllers with key Industry 4.0 capabilities (connectivity, real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, DaaS) to bring a step change in the company's output and revenue growth.

What will I need to be considered for this Industry 4.0 Electronics Engineer vacancy?

  • Masters/PhD degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science/Networking, Telecommunications, Power Engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience of designing/developing thyristor-based electronic controllers/system engineering and/or product development for industrial applications.
  • Skills of using Altium Designer/BoardMaker3/Other appropriate PCB circuit design tool(s). 
  • Knowledge and practical experience in the design, development, implementation and verification of hardware products.
  • Experience of managing and implementing communication networks.
  • Competent in programming with good skills in any one of the following (e.g. Java, Python, C++, C#, C, ASP.net) languages.
  • Experience of writing system software and/or programming microcontrollers (e.g. Arduino, raspberry pi, etc.)
  • Good numerical, communication and report writing skills, and able to assimilate and present data with accuracy and attention to detail.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) are mutually beneficial, three-way collaborations between a graduate or post-graduate (known as an Associate), a business and a university. They are designed to deliver an innovation project and bring about lasting, transformative change. As a KTP Associate, you lead the project with full mentoring support from both the academic team and members of United Automation’s Project Team.

The University is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit.

All applications for this Industry 4.0 Electronics Engineer are to be submitted online via this website.

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