|Location: Chelmsford, Essex||Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits|
|Sector: Engineering, Defence||Specialism:|
|Type: Permanent||Contact: Ian Cowx|
£35,000 - £45,000 Dep on experience
Must be SC Clearable (UK Citizen for past 5 years)
Would you like to work within a varied and interesting role supporting a wide range of products for both defence and commercial sectors?
We currently have a vacancy for a Metallurgist in Essex.
As a Metallurgist, you will be working as part of a multidiscipline team within the Product Assurance Response Team. Their activities include the provision of rapid technical troubleshooting services relating to components, production and processes, and 'green issues'. This will be working across a broad range of industrial operations including avionics, sensors, shipbuilding, aircraft manufacture, sonar systems, radar and energetic materials.
This role will provide you with the chance to develop your skills within materials science where every day is different.
You will gain exposure to cutting edge technology as well as excellent career development opportunities.
Your main responsibilities as a Metallurgist will involve:
Providing rapid troubleshooting and failure analysis service relating to components, production and processes.
Ensuring high performance, quality, value, and competitiveness throughout the business.
Using test and analytical equipment to ensure problems are solved in a timely fashion, supporting colleagues on metallographic enquiries.
Preparing technical reports, test procedures, process specifications and other product documentation
Liaising with both internal and external customers, including travel and visits to other business units as part of the rapid troubleshooting service
Your skills and qualifications:
Degree level qualification (or equivalent with experience) in Materials Science or Metallurgy
Experienced in mechanical testing/ failure analysis of metals
Demonstrable experience in industry
Ability to use Microsoft Office suite (particularly Word and Excel)
Accurate and concise report writing skills
Membership of a recognised technical institution would be advantageous
Knowledge of materials properties, selection, processing and testing, ideally encompassing metals, polymers, ceramics and composites, adhesives and surface finishes and coatings.
Knowledge of modern analytical techniques e.g. Tensile testing, material / sample preparation, SEM / EDX, XRF, 3D X-Ray/ CT, DSC/TGA, FTIR (EGA), TMA, DMA, , NDT techniques etc.