Material Development Eng with rubber formulation exp

Recruiter
RE People
Location
Gloucestershire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Jul 2019
Closes
11 Jul 2019
Ref
1178472666
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The material development engineer will support R&D efforts to develop innovative thermoplastic and thermoset compounds for sealing solutions.

Candidate profile

I am looking for candidates with rubber formulation experience as priority who can hit the ground running.

The main responsibilities of the role are two-fold and include:

Technology management of existing and new elastomer compounds at the Tewkesbury site on all levels, from raw material suppliers, through the Laboratory and in production.

Provision of application and design support to customers, supplies many products for demanding applications and there is a high demand for customer support, from the initial recommendation of appropriate elastomer materials and grades through to support when customers need improved product performance

- Provide technical leadership in developing solutions to meet customer needs through material development and support
- Interface with development groups globally for coordination and collaboration

Responsibilities

Undertake new material development activities in the field of high performance Elastomer technology (FFKM, FKM, HNBR, EPDM and other elastomers)
Undertake analysis of materials and components using analytical and mechanical techniques
Develop customer specific test methods
Perform literature search in order to develop new technologies or identify new ingredients to enhance material properties
Prepare high quality analysis and material recommendation reports to customers
Support Material Development Manager managing the development projects from initiation to launch

Previous candidates need not apply

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