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Materials Design and Test Engineer

he Principle Materials Engineer will support material development for all vehicle projects with a leading automotive manufacturer in Bedfordshire.

A key role within the department you will judge material performance against specification requirement and prepare material approval reports for the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical subject matter expert for adhesives, sealants and adhesive tapes.
  • Manage development of materials with global suppliers to satisfy company standards
  • Ensure direct material conformance and compliance to standards and specifications by championing Control Plans, Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, Product Design Reviews, Inspection Standards, Testing and Rework Methods and Technical Specifications.
  • Lead design reviews to identify potential risks of introducing material changes and develop validation test plans.
  • Developing enhanced performance products and detailing the requirements with the assistance of CAE / CAD design (technical drawing) through to production plant staff support.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Knowledge on selecting and validating performance of adhesives, sealants, adhesive tapes and material joining methods in general.
  • Highly organized and confident with an ability to manage projects within set deadlines
  • Support component design engineers with material selection and assist in defining required performance validation test programme.
  • Ability to multitask effectively within a team environment in managing priorities.
  • UK Driving License holder