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PDEng position – Maintenance: Optimisation of SETA and Gripper toolsPosted by: University of Twente (UT)
Posted date: 2017-May-12
Then, the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) programme Maintenance is very interesting for you. This PDEng programme at the University of Twente is a 2-year Post-Master technological programme with a focus on technological design. It contains an educational part that will be followed at the University, and a design project that will be carried out at Shell Global Solutions. The educational programme (~50%) will have an in-depth and broadening character with ample attention for professional development and will be partly tailored to the large design project (~50%) for the company. In collaboration with Shell Global Solutions, high level, creative and new designs for complex issues will be aimed at. PDEng Design Project - Optimisation of SETA and Gripper tools
Background and Goal:
In the current gripper, the internal friction at the contact surface between the wedge and the segments influences the deactivation process, and the teeth on the outer surface of the segments should be optimized for higher friction. The goal of this PDEng project is to design, manufacture and test a gripper that has 200 ton grip capacity.
We are searching for the best MSc graduated candidates (or graduates with several years of experience) in the field of Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline. Candidates should have a demonstrable affinity with designing and multidisciplinary assignments. Besides, you must have the ambition and talent to accelerate in finding solutions/creating designs for complex technological issues with a multidisciplinary character. Important professional skills are, communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, initiative and self-reflection, English language skills. You need to provide IELTS test results (minimum score 6.5), TOEFL-iBT (minimum score 90) or Cambridge CAE or CPE. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.Application
Please send your letter of motivation, with a curriculum vitae, a list with grades of courses attended, references and, if applicable, a list of publications before 22-05-2017 through the link below.Contact information
If you have any further questions about this vacancy of the PDEng programme in Maintenance, please contact R. Bosman
Conditions of employment
We offer a contract for 24 months. During these two years you follow a tailor made post-master design programme with a combination of education (~50%) and working on a design project (~50%). The salary will be € 1.803 gross per month. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus.
On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certified degree. You will be entitled to use the academic degree Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) and will be registered as a Technological Designer in the Dutch register kept by the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI).
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