University Of Brighton / Parafix
graduate job
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Automation and Data Analytics Engineer (KTP Associate)

Job description

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects are a three way relationship between the University of Brighton, the company and the successful candidate. This unique opportunity allows you to be based in a commercial setting delivering a high profile strategic project, drawing on university expertise and support and transferring knowledge into the company.

Parafix is a long established converter and distributor of self-adhesive tapes, foams, films, foils and other flexible materials, creating complex, bespoke adhesive components. Parafix works in partnership with world leading adhesive material manufacturers, providing the latest converting technology to produce unique and high quality products for a number of market sectors including healthcare, automotive, and aerospace.

This three-year project aims to develop and implement technologies to generate operational performance data across manufacturing machinery, and embed data analysis expertise to transform machine scheduling, driving efficiency and productivity. Further information about the phases of the project can be found in the job description.

The successful applicant will: lead the research and applied work on this exciting and challenging project which aims to introduce new automation and data analytics elements into Parafix’s existing production set-up, in particular to inform production planning and scheduling, aiming to achieve substantial improvements in efficiency and productivity.

Contract Length: 36 months.

What we are looking for

  • Experience of conducting independent research including academic literature, and applying the results to the development of practical solutions in a relevant area
  • A strong grounding in data analysis techniques, in particular in a production environment
  • Excellent computer programming skills, including design and implementation of software tools
  • Some experience in operations management, process / production planning and scheduling
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and/or machining


This role crosses disciplines, therefore a minimum 2:1 or a first undergraduate degree in one of the following subjects is required:

  • Computing
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical or mechatronic engineering
  • Operations management
  • A related engineering degree with a strong computer programming component

Ideally, applicants will also have a master’s degree in a relevant subject and have completed either a third year undergraduate or postgraduate project in a directly related subject.

Accepted degree subjects

  • mechanical engineering
  • computer sciences and IT
  • electronic and electrical engineering

Additional job details

West Sussex

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience plus a personal development budget of £6,000

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 10 June 2019

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Closing date:  10 June 2019

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