Location: Washington, Tyne and Wear Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Ian Cowx

Tyne & Wear
£35,000 - £42,000 + Benefits

Would you like to work within an exciting team in an exciting technology area of the defence sector?
Are you looking for an autonomous role where you will be responsible for design and development of new processes?
Do you have expertise in process development with a keen interest and knowledge in health and safety?

This Metallurgist role will be responsible for designing and improving processes to ensure product safety as well as general forming, production of metallic and non-metallic materials, heat treatment, surface engineering and surface coatings.

The Metallurgist role will have responsible for delivery of engineering related products to help support future products.

Your main responsibilities as a Metallurgist will involve:

  • To apply 5S principles to provide a safe and efficient work area.
  • To provide the accurate and reliable delivery of metallurgy projects.
  • To deliver accurate and reliable engineering reports.
  • To influence the design process to ensure Design for Manufacturing (DfM) initiatives.
  • To support and ensure the raising, management and resolution of quality and manufacturing issues within Process Engineering, using SAP, in an accurate, reliable and timely manner.
  • To ensure the creation of Process Trilogy documentation for each manufacturing process (PCP, PFMEA and Process Flow).
  • Support the day to day manufacture of Washington products and the delivery of the Washington Manufacturing Schedule target of >96%, taking responsibility for the delivery of the process.
  • To deliver metallurgy projects to budget.
  • To lead and support Continuous Improvement (CI) activities and initiatives using lean principles and modern manufacturing techniques to identify opportunities to reduce cost.
  • To ensure a positive, motivational and Continuous Improvement attitude to work, ensuring an "issue, cause, remedial action and corrective action" approach to work.

Your skills and qualifications:

  • A recognised metallurgical or material science qualification, preferably to degree level, but minimum HND/HNC or equivalent experience
  • Experience in providing metallurgical advice in the selection of materials, manufacturing processes and mechanical testing of non-ferrous and ferrous metals, including NDT procedures, and corrosion assessment control
  • Team Centre and SAP (desirable)

What we're looking for:

You will have an in-depth understanding of metallurgy challenges within a manufacturing environment. You will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to solve a range of technical challenges in a methodical and logical way.

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