Material Development Engineer

Job Title: Material Development Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 84953123_1553100941
Contact Name: Alex Fishley
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 20, 2019 16:55

Job Description

1.Tasks and Responsibilities
*Undertake new material development activities in the field of high performance Elastomer technology (FFKM and FKM)
*Undertake analysis of materials and components using analytical and mechanical techniques
*Develop customer specific test methods
*Perform literature search in order to develop new technologies or identify new ingredients to enhance material properties
*Prepare high quality analysis and material recommendation reports to customers
*Support Material Development Manger managing the development projects from initiation to launch
*Actively participate in wider functions of supporting Sales and Marketing teams
*Supporting the manufacturing, quality and NPI departments during material industrialisation and general problem solving
*Liaise closely with other internal and external partners such as suppliers, customers and other centres of excellence
*Report regularly on activity and progress via meetings and formal reporting.
2.Education and Experience
This role is appropriate to candidates qualified to a minimum of degree level in a scientific discipline. Relevant experience is highly desirable.

Other candidates who can demonstrate the commitment and personal skills needed will be considered. A progressive attitude, willingness to learn, a keenness towards problem solving and commitment to continuous improvement are essential to the role.

*Ability to build and sustain good relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
*Have good communication skills
*Be self-motivating and able to work with minimum supervision when required
*Be organised and have good attention to detail
*Well organised, good time management. Able to meet deadlines
*Strong analytical skills
*High attention to detail
*Strong IT skills (good familiarity with MS packages, able to use ERP systems)

4.Key Interfaces and Stakeholders
*Suppliers (e.g. Raw Materials, Compounders, Test Houses)
*Tewkesbury. All Departments
*Non-Tewkesbury colleagues (the role requires a wider contribution to elastomer technology activities)

5.Geography to cover and travel requirements
*This position is largely based at Tewkesbury however, the role will include the need to travel overseas occasionally
*There will also be some, occasional, travel within the UK
6.Behavioral Characteristics
*Set an example by actively contributing to departmental and company goals
*Take initiative with respect to personal development, seeking additional training or direction, as needed
*Build quality into work. Ensure processes are consistent with the company quality objectives
*Make suggestions for improvements in areas of cost management, processes and quality
*Able to work well as part of a team
*Must be able to work independently, accurately and efficiently

For further details, please contact Alex Fishley at: - 01453 852 556.

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