RACE Year in Industry Mechatronics

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RACE Year in Industry Mechatronics

Closes: March 4, 2022
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire, UK, Europe
Salary: £19,000
Work Type: Work Experience

RACE – Remote Applications in Challenging Environments – https://race.ukaea.uk/about-race/

Background Information:

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on. Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow’s fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid. As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

Role Description:

Who are we looking for? We are looking for a year in Industry Placement Student to work with the RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) department. You will be passionate for engineering, innovation and mechatronics. RACE is the UKAEA’s centre for robotics in challenging environments. Our year in industry placements will provide experience working on real engineering projects developing advanced robotics to carry out complex tasks in hazardous environments. To be successful you will have excellent analytical skills as well as good communication and influencing skills. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a team as well as external partners within RACE and be responsible for writing software for control of robots. What will you be responsible for?

  • Assist in developing and pursuing the organisational technology roadmap.
  • Execute project and operational responsibilities in collaboration with external partners and within allotted time scales and budget constraints.
  • Support business development to create future opportunities.