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Qualification Engineer

Job reference:
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Job type:
Aerospace, General Manufacturing

A Qualification engineer is required to work within an industry leader in composite materials and industrial fabrics.

The suitable candidate will have a technical back round within engineering or a material science discipline along with the following requirements -

  • A hands-on approach to laboratory work combined with good attention to detail
  • To analyse test data - draw firm conclusions and where necessary - propose next steps
  • To have the ability to write accurate and concise technical reports with detailed discussions based on technical reasoning
  • To have effective project management and communication skills, and be able to work both independently/Team member

Key Responsibilities

  • To be able to review & interpret material specifications, qualification test plans and associated test methods and to highlight to management any inconsistencies or contradictions
  • Undertake all aspects of test specimen preparation and generate defined physical, chemical and mechanical test data - implementing and developing new test methods as required - and proposing & implementing agreed improvements to existing procedures & processes
  • Draft qualification test plans, as required, with line management support
  • To generate - with autonomy - detailed test plans and overall project plans
  • Investigate - with autonomy - the reasons behind unexpected specimen failures
  • Statistically analyse and accurately document test data and material performance conclusions in a technical report format with detailed discussions based on technical reasoning and management consensus
  • To undertake and champion ancillary tasks (including 5S, LEAN, continuous improvement, etc.) in support of the day-to-day running of the Qualification department
  • Undertake project work in compliance with all relevant customer/material specifications, quality standards and health, safety & environmental (HSE) requirements - for self & others - & to maintain accurate records in support of said compliance

IF you feel that you're suitable for the role, then please contact Harry via Jonathan Lee Recuitment. Detailing job number 44825