Materials Laboratory Technician

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    Coventry, West Midlands

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    £32000 - £37000 per annum

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    aaron wallace

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    9 months ago

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Materials Laboratory Technician

Permanent - Full Time

Coventry Based

£36,500 per annum

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to join Meggitt. Working closely with their customers, Meggitt deliver technologically differentiated systems and products with high certification requirements in Aerospace, Defence and Energy markets. Meggitt design and manufacture state of the art Wheels, Brakes and Brake Control Systems for the most advanced civil and military aircraft with 77,000 aircraft fitted with their brakes worldwide.

Using your experience within a materials laboratory environment, you will work within a small team of Laboratory Technicians/Engineers that check the quality and approve materials used for our Air Braking Systems. This will be at various stages of the manufacturing process from incoming raw materials, in process and finished brake materials and release for aircraft use.

You will ensure that material is produced effectively and meets specifications, prepare and issue furnace run instructions and load plans, ensure all carbon processes conform to run instructions and examine, assess and approve outside manufactured parts. You will ensure safe working conditions, maintain the record system detailing results of control tests and production conditions, maintain good relationships in contacts with colleagues, production supervision and other departments; and occasional contacts with suppliers or test facilities.

The role is an excellent opportunity to utilise your laboratory experience in an innovative industry and progress through a successful career in the aerospace sector. Full training and career development opportunities are provided.

What do I need to do the role?

You will need to have experience of working within a laboratory environment, testing materials for production use and hold a Science or Engineering qualification to minimum of A Levels/City & Guilds.

We would also like you have:

  • Knowledge of friction material manufacturing processes is desirable.
  • Good organisational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Good general health as physical effort is required handling brake discs and jigs.

What else do I need to know?

This position is based in Coventry at a site in the CV6 area. You will be moving to the new Meggitt site of Ansty Park in the CV2 area in 2020. The new site that has received £130million investment, will provide manufacturing and office space for 1000 staff and includes a sports & social club, canteen facilities and car parking.

This is a permanent position with a competitive salary and excellent benefits including a defined contribution pension scheme and 25 days holiday.

If this role is of interest, please complete your application below.