Materials and Process Engineer

Materials and Process Engineer

Job Title: Materials and Process Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage
Salary: £28 per hour
Start Date: 2018-03-16
Reference: J139917
Contact Name: Holly Auger
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 16, 2018 09:23

Job Description

KDC Resource are working with a leading OEM within the Aerospace industry who are seeking a Materials and Process 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!

Job Profile

Provision of technical solutions to materials related issues which arise during the design, manufacture and test of flight hardware and the team mission of assuring correct materials qualification for mission specific requirements.

You will use your Materials Engineering knowledge and experience (properties and applications of a wide range of metallic and non-metallic materials for use in a space environment -radiation, thermal, vacuum) to support both Design and Manufacturing teams, plus you will identify new materials and processes for future applications.

You will be working within a team of specialists or individually, interfacing with people at all levels - Shop Floor & Project Teams through to Management and Customers.

Key Tasks

·Providing Materials and Processes (M&P) support to Project & Equipment Procurement
·Support other Materials Engineers, Graduates and Apprentices
·Critique qualification, test plans and data analysis of data and approve test reports
·M&P support to R&D activities
·Propose and implement activities which will contribute to the M&P improvement plan
·Authorise changes to Parts Materials and Processes (PMP) documents
·Take part in Materials and Process Review Boards (MPCB) + Material Review Boards (MRBs)
·Advise on obsolescence and REACH issues
·Take part in reviews at all stages of product design, development and manufacture

Skills/Experience Required

·2+ years of relevant industrial experience
·Customer facing and results orientated work experience
·Practical application of Parts Materials and Processes (PMP) requirements - ECSS.Q.70
·Able to analyse and interpret data, draw conclusions and make recommendations
·Facilitation skills for leading problem solving and risk analysis
·ESA Approved MIP (Mandatory Inspections Points) inspector - European/US equipment
·Excellent communications, leadership and interpersonal skills

Education & Training

Material Science or related Science Degree


Occasional ad hoc UK and European travel will be part of the role

The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a DBS certificate prior to commencement of the contract.