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Research & Design Engineer

Job Reference: AD4908_1517843383
Location: West Midlands
Discipline:/ Engineering Management
Salary Range:

£32000 to 36000 per Annum

Job Type: Permanent

As Research and Development Engineer, you develop our next generation of outstanding products whilst constantly improving our understanding of customer demands. Assessing and exploring novel concepts or methods for the production, modification or assembly of advanced, high-performance cemented carbides. You will be standardising, rationalising and instilling best practices in our current production technologies with a focus on powder pressing, compaction and consolidation methods such as multi axial pressing and extrusion. You will analyse material properties with respect to micro-structure, crystallography, material chemistry and processing route. With feedback from our customers you are able to draw conclusions on how to continuously improve our products and translate and simplify a complex matter into actions that ensure development of appropriate solutions. You act as test leader in the laboratory environment as well as in the field. You will explore novel concepts, approaches or insights for advanced processing technologies and seek effective routes to their implementation. You will work in an international team and liaise with manufacturing, suppliers and customers on technical issues, whilst supporting the subsequent scale-up and industrialisation of processes in close collaboration with application engineers and local engineering personnel.

Furthermore, you keep up to date on the market, competing market trends and innovations and develop collaborations with universities and other external research centres

Your profile

We are looking for someone with a Master's degree in a relevant technical field, preferably a PhD. A background in Materials Engineering is advantageous. You have relevant experience of materials science, metallurgy and/or powder processing and characterisation, preferably in powder metallurgy, especially cemented carbides. You have work experience from materials development or product development. Experience in writing reports, and the ability to present the results of projects and test in line with the target audience, is a necessity. As we operate on a global stage and work within multidisciplinary teams, you must have good command of oral and written English. The ability to travel occasionally would be advantageous. You have good communication skills and are comfortable working with data and are IT literate. You are both happy to work independently on tasks or as part of a team. You have a determined approach to everything and a focus on continues improvement. Experience from cemented carbide material development is advantageous but not a requirement for the right person, and we welcome applications from all business areas.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

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