Research Fellow/Engineer (Mechatronics) (EL1)

Job no: 497922
Department: Engineering
Contract type: Contract
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As a University of Applied Learning, SIT works closely with industry in our research pursuits. Our research staff will have the opportunity to be equipped with applied research skill sets that are relevant to industry demands while working on research projects in SIT. 

The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver on an industry innovation research project where you will be part of the research team to design and develop a novel ultrasonic testing method for inspecting anchor bolts applied in railway engineering.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in and manage the research project with Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PIs and the research team members to ensure that project deliverables are met.
  • Undertake these primary responsibilities in the project:
    1. develop practical anchor bolt inspection processes and ultrasonic testing instrumentation with IOT integration for site trials in railway engineering
    2. develop algorithm for condition monitoring of anchor bolts with automated identification of defects based on ultrasonic data.
    3. conduct time-motion studies and propose improvements to the bolt inspection process based on Lean Six Sigma principles
    4. co-supervise students who are working on the research project
    5. present project outputs through progress reports, technical publications and seminars  
  • Carry out Risk Assessment, and ensure compliance with Work, Safety and Health Regulations.
  • Coordinate procurement and liaison with vendors/suppliers for equipment and materials required in the project.
  • Work independently, as well as within a team, to achieve project milestones.

Job Requirements

  • Have relevant competency in the areas of data analytics, algorithm development for testing instruments and Lean Six Sigma methodology.
  • Competency in programming and data analytics with Python/R will be required.
  • Have at least 3 years of work experience in the research and development environment. Applicants with lesser experience but have keen interest in these areas may apply.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree related to Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering or other relevant disciplines. Possessing a relevant Master’s or PhD degree will be advantageous.
  • Knowledge, interest and work experience in material and structural testing for rail or any other engineering industry will be favourable.

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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