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PDEng position In Business and IT: Total Factory Control

Job description

Are you interested in high-end technological design?

Then, the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) programme is very interesting for you. The PDEng programme is a 2-year post MSc technological programme with a focus on technological design. This programme at the University of Twente contains an educational part (~50%) that will be followed at the University, and a design project (~50%) that will be carried out at a company or within an industry-university research consortium. The educational programme will have an in-depth and broadening character with ample attention for professional development and will be partly tailored to the design project. In collaboration with the business, high level, creative and new designs for complex issues will be aimed at.

Professional Doctorate in Engineering in Business and IT

The Professional Doctorate in Engineering in Business and IT (PDEng BIT) aims to raise the level of competence of professionals in IT to deal with the opportunities and challenges that IT-based innovations pose. The complexity of today’s IT-enabled world implies that IT professionals cannot restrict themselves to one discipline, such as Computer Science or Management Science. They need competences ranging from requirements engineering to system architecture, from design thinking to business analytics, and from e-business innovation to modernisation of legacy systems.

Within the PDEng in BIT we seek applicants for the following position:

Total factory control for Voortman Steel Machinery

Voortman Steel Machinery (VSM) develops and supplies CNC machinery for steel fabrication and plate processing related industries. In recent years, VSM has made a switch from machine manufacturer to complete system supplier. Considering this, VSM is interested in supplying their customers a total factory control” solution, in the form of software to optimize the delivered system as well as to optimize the complete factory and corresponding logistics processes. The software should consist of different modules, each controlling a different process (e.g. the machine control, the welding control, the logistic control), and a coordinating module: the “factory control”. The PDEng project goal is to develop and validate generic model(s) for planning and control of the steel fabrication process.

Your profile

We are searching for the best MSc graduated candidates (or graduates with several years of experience) in the field of Industrial Engineering & Management, Computer Science, Business & IT, Applied Mathematics or a related discipline. Knowledge of Operations Research, Algorithms, Machine Learning and ICT architecture, are very beneficial to this project. Candidates should have a demonstrable affinity with design 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 mastering English language, preferably also Dutch, communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, initiative and self-reflection. Candidates with a non-Dutch qualification and who have not had secondary and tertiary education in English can only be admitted with an IELTS-test showing a total band score of at least 6.5, internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT) showing a score of at least 90, or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).

An interview will be part of the selection procedure.

Our offer

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 € 1.970,-- 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). 

Information and application

Please send your letter of motivation, your preferred project(s), a curriculum vitae, a list with grades of courses attended, references and, if applicable, a list of publications before 1-11-2020 through the link below.

 

Contact information

If you have any further questions about this vacancy of the PDEng programme in Business & IT, please contact prof.dr. J van Hillegersberg:

·       Email: j.vanhillegersberg@utwente.nl  

·       Telephone: +31 53 489 3912

General information about PDEng programmes you can find at our website.

About the department

Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS)

The PDEngs will be hosted at IEBIS (Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems department, school of Behavior, Management and Social Science) and be connected to and co-supervised by faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

About the organization

University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

PDEng position In Business and IT: Total Factory Control
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