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Technical Lead (Automation)

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom


We have an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong background in process automation and digital manufacturing technologies including process monitoring and data collection, digitally assisted assembly technologies and digital work instructions. You will join the AMRC North West at inception and play a part in placing Lancashire amongst the most innovative regions in the UK.

You will work in a well-connected team with world-leading reputations in the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

You will use your expansive knowledge and problem solving skills enabling you to take responsibility for all automation and digital-manufacturing elements of battery manufacturing projects.

In this varied and dynamic role, you will be responsible for the management of information; including capturing actions and carrying out follow up of actions as well as the ability to identify, analyse and solve long-term strategic technical problems.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience), you will have substantive knowledge of process automation and manufacturing. You should also have experience in performing experimental work and experience of delivering a range of projects in Research and Development environments via different management approaches.

You will have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, in order to present to customers and communicate to staff on all levels within the organisation. Experience of writing and reviewing technical reports and publications is also a vital requirement.

Job Description
Main Duties and Responsibilities
 Technical responsibility for numerous concurrent projects, for a range of partners and funding bodies, expended to a wider delivery team.
 Advising project teams (both internal and external) on best practise relating to automation systems and digital manufacturing.
 Regular communication and formal reporting to project teams, stakeholders and customers.
 Establish a reputation for being the world-class solution provider in the field of automated battery pack manufacturing systems.
 Identify a technology road map relating to automation systems and grow a portfolio of work to support its development.
 Develop a range of technical solutions and ideas for project staff to adopt and progress.
 Develop a reputation of excellence through project delivery and customer engagement.
 Lead and guide others to be technically competent, take initiative and be innovative.
 Support the project teams in risk management and mitigation, and escalate issues in a timely manner.
 Report to the Battery Technology Technical Fellow on the performance of the team against agreed measures and targets.
 Provide stakeholder and senior management communication of project status.
 Provide AMRC partners with confidence, support and value for money.


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