Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3819/1

Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8SY
Salary: £31,000 – £35,000 per annum, depending on qualific
Qualification required: Have a PhD (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering
Closing Date: 24 February 2019
KTP Advert Ref: 3819/1
The job – Adsorbent Media Tube (AMT) dryers are based on technology that utilises durable polymers to encapsulate the desiccant. AMT offer many benefits over traditional desiccant adsorbent media. This project aims to extend the knowledge of the technology and enable the up-scaling of the manufacturing process by optimising the operating parameters of the AMT production process. You would set up new QA procedures, increase the IMI AMT product portfolio by modelling and predicting novel AMT adsorption system for new applications and perform lifetime prediction calculations, then cost and design an industrial filtration system capable of meeting a customer’s specification.
Throughout the project you will play a key role in managing and implementing strategic development in the business and transferring knowledge between the University and the business.
The company - As a business, their mission is to understand customers’ challenges, and connect their products, people and expertise in order to deliver exceptional service and solutions. These improve the performance of their customers’ machinery. By working on this KTP you would be part of the diverse and internationally successful £1.8 billion plus IMI Group. Employing over 5300 employees with a presence in 50 countries, for over 30 years IMI Precision Engineering strand has delivered robust, reliable and bespoke solutions to the rail sector. Complete product testing and valuation is delivered on IMIs state of the art testing facilities. The manufacturing site and laboratories have an extensive range of test equipment, and expert teams who have a strong track record in delivering outstanding results. IMI has extensive experience in the field of environmental simulation, with a focus on climate, temperature, thermal shock, corrosion, vibration and mechanical shock. They also have prototyping and material laboratories that contribute to their targeted and rapid product development.
Skills required: The ideal candidate will:
• Have a PhD (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering or a related subject, (or close to completion)
• Demonstrate significant depth and breadth in applying computational fluid dynamics to industrial case studies
• Demonstrate significant depth of specialist knowledge on adsorption, fluid (gas/liquid) mechanics, modelling and measurement
• Ideally have a track record of using numerical software such ANSYS and Matlab
Knowledge Base Partner: Bath, University of
Company partner: Norgren Limited
Company business area: Provide fluid control solutions in precision technological and engineering applications for OEM and end user customers. Specialise in incorporating flexible electronic control with pneumatic systems, and the precision control of pressure, force, flow and position.
Contact: Juliet Mather, University of Bath
BA2 7AY, Tel: 01225 384975

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