Materials Test and Development Engineer

Location: Bedfordshire

Job Type: Contract

Salary: Negotiable

Expleo are currently working with an internationally renowned major OEM, who are currently looking to recruit a Materials Engineer. This is a contract position, based in Bedfordshire.

You will judge material performance against specification requirements, conduct root cause analysis, coordinate testing and generate reports.

Responsibilities:

* Technical subject matter expert for adhesives, sealants and adhesive tapes
* Manage development of materials with global suppliers to satisfy company standards, manufacturing plant process requirements and project Quality, Cost and Delivery objectives
* Lead design reviews to identify potential risks of introducing material changes and develop validation test plans
* Project manage material testing, plant trials and overall approval activity with global suppliers and manufacturing plants, for new vehicle programmes
* Support validation of supplier Process and Facility Change Request
* Undertake audits of production processes and quality assurance procedures, with on-site checks at supplier manufacturing facilities
* Prepare RFQ Technical Files and coordinate testing and manufacturing plant validation trials, for supplier / product changes
* Undertake and coordinate material and component investigation of concerns
* Support design engineers with material selection
* Deliver cost reduction by identifying and promoting the use of alternative materials or production processes
* Undertake competitor benchmarking and material trend analysis.
* Prepare CAPEX business plan justifications and specification tender requirements, for the purchase of laboratory test equipment

Background, skills and experience:

* Degree educated in a Materials / Engineering discipline, or relevant industry experience
* Ideally have experience working for an OEM / supplier within design and development or manufacturing
* Knowledge on selecting and validating performance of adhesives, sealants, adhesive tapes and material joining methods
* Prior experience conducting and coordinating material laboratory tests, including data capture and reporting
* Methodical approach to technical problem solving and root cause investigation
* Strong communication / presentation skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

To meet with current legislation, right to work checks will be carried out to ensure candidates can work within the UK.

ENQUIRIES:
If you are interested in applying for the role or require further information, please contact:
Jacquie Linton
02034797125
jacquie.linton@expleogroup.com

Location: Bedfordshire

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