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Reference: A4563Description: The Role:
The key objective of this role is to create and implement innovative solutions in the handling and processing of small raw fish and achieve game-changing improvements in productivity and product quality, which will enable volume growth of existing food products and expansion of the product portfolio with new, exciting offerings to the market.
The role is pivotal to a collaborative project between Paramount 21 and Plymouth University funded through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme. Located in the heart of Devon, Paramount 21 are an award winning family business that have been supplying the food service industry with premium frozen seafood and vegetarian dishes since 1988. Plymouth University offers a stimulating learning environment in a vibrant city culture surrounded by dramatic countryside and close to some of Britain's most beautiful beaches with excellent sailing and surfing opportunities.
The candidate will be a recent graduate with an honours degree (2:1 or above) in Mechanical Engineering or similar with an engineering bias. Evidence of the application of your knowledge of engineering design, materials and manufacturing techniques is essential. Experience of 3D CAD tools, production and process analysis, and optimisation tools with a sound business acumen would be advantageous. The candidate will have good interpersonal skills, an ability to communicate complex concepts, be able to engage others, demonstrate initiative, and attend to details with the tenacity and creativity to solve complex problems. The candidate will be expected to work as part of a small team and lead the project to a successful outcome.
The KTP programme offers the Associate exceptional career development opportunities with the potential to evolve into a senior role in the company in the long-term. The challenge of leading this business critical project will be a new experience for most candidates and to help extend your professional capabilities you will receive a personal development fund of GBP 4,500; you may even choose to register for a higher degree qualification. Located in the South West of England, Devon offers a diversity of cultural, social and recreational activities to suit your lifestyle choice.
For an informal discussion on the role please contact Nicola Burton, Administrator, on email #####@######.###
This is a full-time role on a fixed-term basis for 24 months. The position will be based at Newton Abbot, Devon.
Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.
The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women's career in STEMM academia.
Further Particulars Region: Location: PlymouthSalary: up to £25500 pa (depending on qualifications) + £4500 learning budgetPackage: Full-time, Fixed-term