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Materials Engineer

  • Location: Duxford
  • Salary: £Comp + Bens per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Composites
  • Function: Engineering
  • Contact: Paul Branton
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01268 455525
  • Expiry Date: 07 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 61238

Materials Engineer

Duxford, Cambridge

Testing Laboratory

£Competitive + Benefits

We are recruiting for a Materials Engineer to undertake qualification and testing programmes. This role will support and facilitate customer qualification of materials for their aerospace and industrial applications.

The company is a global supplier of advanced materials and support the aerospace, automotive and alternative energy sectors. Due to an increase in projects, they require a Materials Engineer on a permanent staff basis.

As the Materials Engineer, you will be required to:

  • Review and interpret material specifications, qualification test plans and associated test methods and to address/manage inconsistencies or contradictions
  • Actively support the preparation of qualification test plans and statements of work
  • Generate, with autonomy, detailed test plans and overall project plans
  • 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
  • Investigate, with autonomy, the reasons behind unexpected specimen failures and to propose next steps based on sound technical know-how and input
  • Statistically analyse and accurately document test data and material performance conclusions in medium/large technical reports with detailed discussions based on technical reasoning and management consensus
  • Undertake project work in compliance with all relevant customer material specifications, quality standards and health, safety & environmental (HSE) requirements - for self & others and to maintain accurate records in support of compliance
  • To undertake and champion ancillary tasks (including 5S, LEAN, continuous improvement, etc.) in support of the day-to-day running of the Qualification department

The Materials Engineer should have the following skills or experience:

  • A technical background in an engineering or material science discipline (a working knowledge of FRP composite materials testing will be advantageous)
  • A hands-on approach to laboratory work combined with good attention to detail
  • The ability to analyse test data, draw firm conclusions and where necessary propose next steps
  • The ability to write accurate and concise technical (medium/large) reports with detailed discussions based on technical reasoning
  • Effective project management and communication skills and be able to work independently and as a team member or leader

This role has an attractive salary and benefits package for an experienced and qualified Materials Engineer.

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience in Materials Qualification and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.