Materials Laboratory Technician

Recruiter
Premea Limited
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£32000 per annum
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client who is an iconic luxury sports car manufacturer, is currently recruiting for the following role:

This position is a Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover) which will run until 30th November 2017.

Job Purpose:
- To execute material and component testing to support materials development, design verification and vehicle launch.
- To execute development and sign-off testing for durability (accelerated ageing).
- To provide proactive, organisational and practical skills to plan, set-up, run and complete all test requirements in a timely manner.
- To create and write test reports and raise any concern occurred during the test plan.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
- Support & execute physical & mechanical tests on components, trimmed components, roll stock materials & test plaques.
- Support & execute climatic testing on components, trimmed components, roll stock materials and test plaques.
- Support & execute mechanical testing on adhesives and coupons.
- Check components & materials prior to test & report any issue.
- Prepare samples for tests. Run test according to test standards & methods.
- Raise concerns when necessary to Materials Engineer and Materials Team Leader (timing issue on component delivery/test equipment availability/target for test report, equipment concern, test failure, component quality prior to performance analysis).
- Ensure 5S standard management of testing facilities.
- Ensure test completion to meet delivery targets.

Qualifications & Experience:
- Degree or equivalent qualification in Materials Engineering, Polymers Science, Chemistry or related subject.
- Experience in automotive industry (experience within other engineering sectors will also be considered).
- Experience in Laboratory Materials testing.
- Knowledge of metals and non-metallic materials.
- Assimilate automotive test procedures.
- Data recording, analysis & report writing.
- Colour awareness.
- Good technical & manual skills.
- Good communication skills: able to communicate ideas clearly & concisely.
- Good time management & organisational skills.
- Capability of working under pressure.
- Knowledge of automotive test standards.

The services advertised by Premea Limited for this vacancy are those of an Employment Agency.

Premea is a specialist recruitment consultancy representing clients in the UK and internationally within the Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace sectors.