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Principal Materials Design and Test Engineer - 391

  • Location: Cranfield
  • Salary: £20.00 - 28.05 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 23 days ago

Principal Materials Design and Test Engineer - JP00000391

Cranfield, Bedfordshire

£28.05 per hour PAYE

12 month initial assignment



  • Anti-corrosion design and development for all vehicle projects, covering new model conceptual design through to market performance evaluation
  • Ensure direct material conformance and compliance to standards and specifications by championing Control Plans, Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, Product Design Reviews, Inspection Standards, Testing and Rework Methods and Technical Specifications.
  • Support the development of DFMEAs to determine potential risks in product design and support resolution of high-risk issues.
  • Developing enhanced performance products and detailing the requirements with the assistance of CAE / CAD design (technical drawing) through to production plant staff support.
  • Supporting current model paint and anti-corrosion market warranty concerns
  • Undertaking corrosion audits at the manufacturing plant, market surveys, performance benchmarking and target setting
  • Undertaking supplier sourcing for in-house materials
  • Cost reduction idea development and implementation
  • Supporting other design engineers with paint and coating related enquiries, e.g. chassis parts, fixings, interior parts
  • Provision of advice on corrosion improvement

Qualifications, Skills and Training Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years' experience in automotive body and paint shops or in the anti-corrosion material development industry.
  • Extensive experience of anti-corrosion technologies in the automotive industry. Experience of anti-corrosion coatings, coating application processes and the raw materials used in the formulation of these products.
  • Must have strong knowledge of surface defects, sealer & paint shop related materials
  • Extensive knowledge regarding corrosion mechanisms and techniques applied for corrosion avoidance within the automotive industry.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision when undertaking corrosion assessments on vehicle parts and structures.
  • Highly organized and confident with an ability to manage projects within set deadlines
  • Ability to identify and explain corrosion concerns in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to multitask effectively within a team environment in managing priorities.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area; follow daily 5S directives


  • Communication language - English (fluent)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office package (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Valid driving license

This role is INSIDE IR35

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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.