Material Engineer

Material Engineer

Job Title: Material Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage
Salary: £20 per hour
Start Date: 2018-03-16
Reference: J139755
Contact Name: Holly Auger
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 16, 2018 16:05

Job Description

Materials Engineer
KDC Resource are working with a leading OEM within the Aerospace industry who are seeking a Materials Laboratory Engineer to work on space flight hardware in Stevenage.
This is a contract role of six months with the view to be ongoing.
It is a great opportunity to work for innovative organisation and be involved in extremely exciting projects all based in Stevenage!
·Contribute to the Materials and Processes team mission of assuring the quality of materials and processes used in Defence and Space products.
·Provide support to in-process testing and batch acceptance testing of procured materials.
·Provide Materials Laboratory support to Projects
·The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.
Main tasks and responsibilities will include
·Hands-on testing of materials and processes used in the manufacture of space products - mechanical and/or chemical, analysing the results and reporting data to enable internal customers to make informed pass/fail decisions
·Support Materials Engineering investigations, produce reports on the results drawing concise conclusions and present the findings to internal / external customers
·Support development and qualification programmes
·Contribute to the development and implementation of a 5S lean approach to laboratory working
·Support the continuous maintenance and review of Material Laboratory Procedures (MLPs) and laboratory working processes
·Maintain and improve internal databases and operating procedures
·Participate in Material Laboratory Audits, Safety Reviews and daily team meetings
Skills/Experience Required
·Experience working within a commercial / Industrial laboratory environment
·Practical experience of mechanical testing and / or chemical testing, with a particular emphasis on industrial chemistry.
·Practical experience of micro sectioning and microscopy would be a distinct advantage
·Experience of working in a regulated laboratory to minimum ISO9000 quality standard
·Demonstrable team working skills, communication and presentation capability
·Flexible and proactive approach to work and is prepared to work at other sites and at customer and supplier locations as directed
·PC literate, report and specification writing, database maintenance and spreadsheets
• Fluent in written and spoken English
Education & Training
·Experience in a routine QC testing laboratory
·ONC or A-level in Physical Sciences - preferably with a materials bias