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    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    Metals industry

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    Up to £32000 per annum

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    Scott McIntee

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    about 1 year ago

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Metallurgist Process Engineer

A brilliant opportunity has arisen for a keen materials / metallurgy professional to begin or further their career within process engineering. If you'd thrive working within a state of the art facility as part of a wider world-leading business, this is an excellent next step if you're looking to join an employee focused company at the heart of a rapidly growing market.

Who will I be working with?

The company is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of Magnesium and Zirconium based products and services to technology industries worldwide. Lightweight magnesium alloys are machined or extruded to custom shapes and specifications to meet our customer requirements. Magnesium alloys are used in high performance, safety critical aerospace, defence, health care, oil & gas and Formula 1.

Based within the state of the art Technology Centre, you'll be a valued member of the team, working primarily within a small specialised team that manufacture, design and develop new, award winning, extruded magnesium alloys used for bioresorbable implants.Bioresorbable magnesium alloys are a revolutionary technology offering the ability fixate bones, soft tissue and vessels for the period while the body heals and then naturally dissolve thereafter.

What will this role of Metallurgist Process Engineer entail?

As a Metallurgist Process Engineer, your role will be to review and develop new processes to not only improve product quality and manufacturing costs, but also to facilitate the increase in demand of this rapidly growing market. You will be responsible for discovering areas with potential improvement and will have the freedom to recommend, design and create new processes to ensure the operational objectives are met. Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Acting as the team's technical advisory for any issues and problems with the manufacturing process
  • Working with the Engineering Team to design and specify new capital equipment for new processes, in addition to installing new capital equipment
  • Working with the Alloy Development Metallurgist to industrialise new alloys, taking them from lab to commercial scale
  • Providing technical advice to the Manufacturing Team for any issues
  • Work with the Operations Team to improve all company products and processes
  • Taking responsibility for understanding how the manufacturing process affects product performance and quality, ensuring all process changes continue to meet quality objectives

What will I need in order to be considered for this Metallurgist Process Engineer vacancy?

  • Either have a degree level qualification in Materials or Metallurgy, or a Science based degree with an MSc / PhD in a Metals / Materials related subject
  • Experience in writing up and reporting technical documents, with exceptional attention to detail, and accuracy in written communications
  • Excellent scientific approach, with the ability to plan experiments and form rational technical arguments, and independently conduct research to solve problems
  • Superb problem solving and organisation skills, with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High level of interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well as part of a team and independently
  • Confident, professional, and flexible with a 'can do' attitude

The following would be advantageous, although not essential:

  • Experience with metal forming processes such as casting or extrusion, within an industrial or manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of metal processing technology, metallurgy of light metals, and process control / SPS / Six Sigma
  • MSc or PhD in Light Alloys

What will I receive in return?

You will be part of a well-established, ambitious international business, where you will be supported to develop in your role with your efforts and performance noticed and rewarded.

Salary: £25,000 to £32,000 level dependent on qualifications and experience

Attractive Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Swinton (Greater Manchester)

Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this attractive Metallurgist role.

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