Materials Engineer

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    Yeovil, Somerset

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    £25.00 - £30.00 per hour

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    Stephen Slade

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Location: Yeovil

Rate: £25.00 - £30.00/hr

Duration: 6 months

You will be responsible for supporting various manufacturing and engineering requests for materials analysis, metallographic preparation, evaluation of samples and operation of SEM to support customer requirements.

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in Materials Science/Metallurgy.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Materials Laboratory with at least 4 months of experience with SEM analysis.
  • Experience with microstructural, mechanical and physical properties of aerospace materials advantageous.
  • Experience with aerospace materials & process standards (ARPs, AMS, MS, ASTM etc) preferred

As a Material Testing Engineer, you will have previous experience of the following:

  • Photo-documentation at both macro and micro levels.
  • Calibration and routine maintenance of laboratory analytical instrumentation and metallographic preparation equipment.
  • Execution of microhardness and hardness measurements and tensile tests.
  • Creation and maintenance of work instructions.
  • Recording and reporting of analysis results using Honeywell web-based LIMS software. Able to work independently with a high degree of compliance to commitments.
  • Support of continuous improvement processes (HOS, VPD, Six Sigma, etc.).
  • Compliance to all corporate and site HSE requirements.

Testing activities include (but are not limited to):

  • metallographic specimen preparation
  • microstructure evaluations
  • mechanical testing (hardness, tensile)
  • coatings (coverage, adhesion & thickness)
  • FTIR analysis
  • chemical composition analysis (e.g.SEM-EDX)
  • pDSC testing water content in oils
  • photo-documentation at both macro and micro scale
  • recording and reporting of results using Honeywell web-based LIMS software as well as technical report writing
  • utilization of microscopy techniques
  • execution of failure analysis of varying type and complexity involving any available investigation techniques

To discuss this role in more detail, please contact Stephen Slade on 0161 924 3959