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Materials Scientist

Job type:Perm
Town/City:Kidderminster
County:Worcestershire
Salary/Rate:£28000 - £45000 per annum
Business Sector:Manufacturing
Job ref:BBBH150497
Post Date:June 17, 2024

Materials Scientist

A world leading Defence & Technology organisation are recruiting a new Materials Scientist within Energetics and Materials team.

The Energetics and Materials Team are responsible for the research, development, clearance and manufacture of materials and products to meet demanding requirements.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the field of rocket propulsion and become a real rocket scientist. As such, the successful candidate will be given their own personal development plan and extensive training in order to develop their expertise and reach their potential.

OVERVIEW & SCOPE OF ROLE - Materials Scientist

  • The Energetics and Materials Team are responsible for the research, development, clearance and manufacture of materials and products to meet demanding requirements. These requirements include physical, chemical, thermal, mechanical and ballistic properties under extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, vibration and age.
  • The successful candidate will work alongside other scientists within the team, as well as colleagues within the wider production/engineering teams to develop and manufacture high performance rocket motors and related systems.
  • The candidate will also work closely on the research, development and understanding of key materials, to support current and future applications. This will involve small scale manufacture and testing of materials, alongside reporting of this research.

DUTIES & REPONSIBILITIES - Materials Scientist

  • Managing materials (stocks, quality, performance, legislation) to meet strict design requirements.
  • Supporting, monitoring and improving associated manufacturing processes.
  • Qualifying materials in accordance with recognised defence and internal standards.
  • Investigating and resolving material and related manufacturing problems.
  • Monitoring for material obsolescence and qualifying the replacements.
  • Clearance of ingredients and finished materials for manufacturing.
  • Technically supporting production on a day to day basis - compiling methods and documents to ensure compliance with configured standards.

EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND - Materials Scientist

  • Higher level qualification in science-based subject, such as HNC/HND or Degree in chemistry/material science.
  • Being a member/accredited by a chartered institute would also be beneficial.
  • A genuine interest and aptitude in chemistry/material science, with a high degree of self-motivation.