Materials Engineer

16 May 2018
18 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Company description:

Airbus Group

Job description:

Are you a Materials Engineer with commercial experience in Materials and Processes? Have you worked on projects specialising on Long-term reliability vehicles (spacecraft, automotive, aerospace)? Are you interested in working on Materials and Processes that are used for the manufacture of Airbus spacecraft? Then this is the role for you!

A vacancy for a Materials Engineer has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space to work on the design, manufacture and testing of space flight hardware in Stevenage.

We're looking for a Materials Engineer with extensive knowledge and experience of materials (metallic, non-metallics and organics) who will provide technical leadership from Materials and Processes perspective throughout the life cycle of the satellite. You will act as the final M&P interface with shop floor, Project Team and with end Customer.

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role. • Provide leadership in the choice of Materials and Processes (M&P) to the Project Team.
* Act as technical authority for the qualification of materials and processes (review of qualification test plans/reports and interpretation of data).
* Lead Materials and Process Review Boards (MPCB) for all equipments and sub-systems comprising a satellite with lower tier suppliers, sub-contractors and the end Customer.
* Provide M&P leadership to the Project Team at various Project review milestones (Spacecraft level PDR, CDR, QAR etc.).
* Act as the final interface on behalf of Project Team in terms of M&P with the final Customer.
* Support M&P related R&D activities.
* Compile database of qualified Materials and Processes used in the manufacture of satellite.

Seeked profile:

* In-depth knowledge and commercial experience in materials science.
* Knowledge of reasons for choosing M&P for space/aerospace applications.
* Demonstrable skill for conducting qualification test programmes for specific applications.
* Demonstrable experience of various joining methods (welding, soldering, brazing, adhesive bonding).
* Working knowledge of surface treatments/finishes (plating, painting, anodising).
* Experience of managing suppliers/sub-contractors from M&P perspective.
* Proven written and oral communication skills.
* Knowledge of spacecraft sub-systems (structure panels, propulsion systems, avionics, thermal sub-systems, communication sub-system, Antennae, Solar Array etc.) would be an advantage.

Your Materials Engineering knowledge (properties and applications of a wide range of metallic and non-metallic materials) will also be sought in the identification of new materials and processes for future applications. The applications will be used in a space environment (radiation, thermal, vacuum).

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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