Master thesis: Plant simulation

Division Rock Tools, part of business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, offers a thesis project within the area of plant simulation.

Business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a leading supplier in equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. The Rock Tools production unit in Sandviken, Sweden manufactures tools for rock excavation.

Background and scope

We have a complex and long production chain with high-tech and automatic machinery with which many different types of rock tool products are manufactured. We want to use a digital tool to simulate our production based on facts and analyze different scenarios and factors that can provide an opportunity to optimize our flow and production outcome.

Work description

  • Locate relevant and fact-based data for our production.
  • Build a digital twin of the production flow using Tecnomatix Plant Simulation.
  • Present statistical analysis to optimize material handling, flow, machine utilization, delivery precision etc.
  • Based on the analysis, give suggestions for activities to reduce lead time, work in progress, bottlenecks etc.

You will have a dedicated team of production engineers who will support you in this thesis project.

Student background

Suitable education is a Master of Science in engineering or equivalent. As an individual, you should easily make contact with others and create good collaborations. Your work is characterized by structure and quality. Experience in Siemens Tecnomatrix Plant Simulation is an advantage.

At Sandvik, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background leads to a better environment for our employees, our business and our customers. Now, we’re looking forward to meeting you!

Duration of project

The project has a scope that will encompass 30 credits, corresponding to 20 weeks of full-time studies. The work is planned to start in January 2022. The location is Sandviken, Sweden.

Application and contact information

For more information about this thesis project, please contact:

Andreas Norgren, phone: +46 070 616 45 57

Please send your application to the contacts above as soon as possible, and no later than December 13, 2021, as selections are made on an ongoing basis.

More information about the business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

Our website for mining and rock excavation equipment and tools