Manufacturing (industry 4.0) specialist for public research center in mexico

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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Manufacturing (Industry 4.0) Specialist for CIATEQ A.C. in the state of Queretaro, Mexico. CIATEQ is a public research center that offers technological services to various industries. One of the center’s six areas of specialization is telecommunications and information technology. It has extensive experience in the development of projects in in these areas, mainly in relation to monitoring systems, supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA’s), development of specialized software, and information systems associated with industrial processes. Each of the solutions developed by the center’s researchers and engineers respond to specific customers’ needs and are at the forefront of the industry. With the increasing emergence of Industry 4.0, the manufacturing industry is incorporating digital and physical technologies to improve its processes, reduce waste, and become more efficient. CIATEQ works with its clients to achieve these goals. Currently, CIATEQ is working on a project for a company that manufactures motor protectors used in the compressors of a wide range of products such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and electric motors. The goal is to increase the efficiency of the process and reduce the number of pieces that do not meet the criteria by controlling or compensating variations through the use of machine learning techniques.

A Manufacturing (Industry 4.0) Specialist with a degree in electronics, computational sciences or related field with hands-on experience in Manufacturing (Industry) 4.0 and implementation of machine-learning algorithms and/or artificial intelligence for the optimization of industrial processes, is needed to collaborate with, and train, the project team on the creation of machine-learning algorithms that will help make more efficient the production of materials. The PCRV will co-develop algorithms, make recommendations or suggestions regarding the project, and assist in the analysis of data machine-generated applying statistical methods. The Volunteer will also design and facilitate technical workshops to proactively share his/her knowledge and experience, identify areas of opportunity for capacity building, and develop and facilitate technical workshops for the team as well as for other staff members and students on topics such as artificial intelligence, machine-learning applied to industry, and other relevant subjects. The goal of this assignment is to build the capacity of the team in the development of machine-learning algorithms.

Please note the approximate departure date is 5-Sept-2017 for a 12-month position. Final invitation decisions will be made by mid June. Volunteers receive benefits including: transportation to and from country of service; settling-in, living, and leave allowances; vacation days; medical care; and the option to receive a travel stipend in lieu of a return ticket. In addition, Peace Corps Response Volunteers receive a readjustment allowance of $450 per month of service.

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