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Material Development Engineer

Material Development Engineer

Trowbridge UK

Salary : Depending on Experience


Educated to minimum Degree level or equivalent in Engineering/Materials/Science

The Role

To support the specification, development and introduction of all new rubber compounds, polymer materials & bonding technologies.
To support the design, development, commissioning and validation of new compounds, polymeric materials and bonding processes to meet customer programmes, internal targets & potential future applications.
To support the compliance & continuous improvement of existing materials to maximise output rates and quality levels and minimise rejects, waste, material usage and labour.
To support the development or procurement of new tools, instruments, equipment and techniques (eg, testing, simulation, analysis) to further the understanding and application of polymeric materials, bonding chemistry and moulding processes.

Key Skills

Detailed knowledge of polymer engineering, particularly rubber compound.
Detailed knowledge of rubber to metal / plastic bonding processes.
Experience within automotive materials & engineering projects
Knowledge of industry best practice for rubber mixing & moulding processes.
Knowledge of statistical & problem solving tools and their role in materials development & manufacturing.
Ability to contribute to the resolution of problems.

Good communication skills & able to present effectively both verbally and in written form

Desirable skills:

Knowledge of metallurgy.
Knowledge of engineering plastics, composites & other polymer-based materials.
Able to proactively contribute to other areas of the organisation
Understanding of health and safety requirements of materials and manufacturing processes.
Able to undertake UK & overseas travel in support of materials-related business needs

Additional Resources are an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Age