Whisky Barrel Inspection Lead (KTP Associate)

University of Strathclyde / Inspectahire
Location: Aberdeen
Salary £32k - £37k (plus £4k training and development)
Closing date: 22 May 2022

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in partnership with Inspectahire (www.inspectahire.com)are seeking to appoint a Whisky Barrel Inspection Lead (KTP Associate), with a focus on novel ultrasonic inspection and low power sensors.

Headquartered in Aberdeen and established over 35 years ago, Inspectahire have grown to become a diversified and highly flexible NDT Inspections and testing business.  As one of the UK’s leading inspection specialists, Inspectahire has worked on a diverse range of projects across the world.  From the legs of oil & gas platforms to the tips of wind turbines, via railway infrastructure and factory machinery, Inspectahire have been called upon to undertake all types of inspections, in all environments – including harsh and hazardous areas.   The particular focuses considers a new application in the inspection of Scotland’s vast whisky stores.

The position offers the KTP Associate the following benefits:
• a challenging and rewarding job with real responsibility
• a planned programme of training courses, including a £4k personal development budget
• mentoring from experienced industrial and academic supervisors
• the support and resources of the University of Strathclyde
• the possibility of registering for a higher degree with the University
• the potential for good career development with the company at the end of the scheme
• developing and proving expertise in the prospering fields of renewable energy and remanufacturing
• the opportunity to make important and tangible improvements in an ambitious and dynamic company
• the opportunity to create foundations with the organization to develop new business models
• the opportunity to make a significant contribution to wind industry sustainability and carbon footprint

The post will be predominantly based at the company premises in Aberdeen with visits to the Strathclyde University Campus.

The project is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme that aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. Successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects are funded by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK and are part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. To find out how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position please visit: www.ktpws.org.uk

The objective of this project is to develop of a portable fluid level measuring device for use in the hazardous zoned area of bonded warehouses to enable owners to monitor cask contents whilst in situ, thus greatly reducing the risks and costs of moving casks from within racks and stores.  The device must be portable, ATEX compatible and capable of propagating ultrasonic signals through the wooden cask to estimate the liquid depth. To be considered for the role you will be expected to have a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent. The successful candidate will have experience in ultrasonic inspection, ultrasonic propagation in difficult materials, algorithm development, embedded electronics, firmware development and software development. For a full list of role requirements please see the person specification below.

In addition to the KTP core development training, you will have a dedicated training budget of £4,000 to further support your career development.

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