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Principal Materials Engineer 391

The 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:

  • Anti-corrosion design and development for all vehicle projects, covering new model conceptual design through to market performance evaluation
  • 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.
  • Support the development of DFMEAs to determine potential risks in product design and support resolution of high-risk issues.
  • 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:

  • 5 years’ experience in automotive or in the anti-corrosion material development industry.
  • Extensive experience of anti-corrosion technologies in the automotive industry. Experience of anti-corrosion coatings, coating application processes and the raw materials used in the formulation of these products.
  • Must have strong knowledge of surface defects, sealer & paint shop related materials
  • Extensive knowledge regarding corrosion mechanisms and techniques applied for corrosion avoidance within the automotive industry.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision when undertaking corrosion assessments on vehicle parts and structures.
  • Highly organized and confident with an ability to manage projects within set deadlines
  • Ability to identify and explain corrosion concerns in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to multitask effectively within a team environment in managing priorities.
  • UK Driving License holder