Materials Scientist

Norwich Engineering
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A market leading talented business is looking for a Materials Scientist & Project Team Lead to join their team.

As a member of the Engineering team providing technical design and layout expertise for both customer & internally released & development product, you will ensure successful execution of changes, launching of new products and customer satisfaction. 

Job Objectives

• To undertake identified aspects of the design and development of new High temperature product
• To actively improve or optimise aspects of design, function or processing of existing High temperature and Standard products.
• To support other departments with urgent issues relating to existing designs or testing, and to formulate effective solutions
• To undertake any other duties and responsibilities as required to maintain and/or improve the efficiency, quality and service of the Engineering team

Key Responsibilities

• Lead engineer for the High Temperature project team in designing and developing microcircuits suitable or harsh environment applications
• Technical lead for all Thick film materials and processes
• Research, identify and develop new material sets & processes from concept to qualification
• Lead and work with the team solving complex technical problems on new and existing products.
• Accurately capture customer requirements and report program progress via both regular conference calls and written reports
• Research and attend conferences to determine industry direction and use this new knowledge to lead future development
• To support Qualification of new or existing API or Customer products
• To characterise material systems for thick film, epoxy and solders for attach & wire bondability able to perform over a wide temperature range
• Write technical papers and present at technical conferences
• Site chemist
• To generate and actively participate in cost saving and continuous improvement activities.

Technical Competencies

Any or all the following are desirable, but not essential.

• To have a working knowledge of thick film technology & manufacture
• To have an working knowledge of thick film materials of both current and high temperature applications
• To have a working knowledge of Epoxide & Cyanate Esters materials for both current and high temperature applications.
• To have an understanding of Design with both Analogue and Digital Components.
• To have a working knowledge of Simulations tools.
• To have a working knowledge of project/ program management software
• To be familiar with CAD drawing tools.

Education & Experience

It is expected that applicants will be qualified to level 6, or better, of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degrees in Material science or Chemistry
• Proven industry experience
• Proven project & team lead experience

However, applicants will be considered in light of their technical knowledge, experience and demonstrable skills where formal qualifications at level 6 or above are incomplete or absent.

A superb package is available for the right candidate including private health care, company pension, salary progression plan and an initial salary of £28-£30k. Relocation assistance is available for candidates from outside the area.

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