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CHEMICAL ENGINEER (PROPELLENT / CHARGE DESIGN)

  • Location

    Usk, Monmouthshire

  • Sector:

    Defence

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £21.64 per hour

  • Contact:

    Mark Aizlewood

  • Contact email:

    Mark.Aizlewood@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    166375MA_1565789370

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    TO 1/3/2020

  • Expiry date:

    2019-10-09

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

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The Charge Design Engineer will operate as part of a multi-disciplined propelling charge development team involved in the development, design and manufacture of charges for a number of new munitions products and maintaining performance of legacy products.

AT THE COAL FACE / TASKS / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, development, test and evaluation activities of new and legacy propelling charges.
  • Conducting and managing trials in a safe and suitable manner, from the trials planning stage to completion of the trial and presentation of the data.
  • Development and use safe systems of work for Engineering tasks.
  • Interface with suppliers, both internal and external, to ensure that development activities are completed to time and schedule.
  • Development of quality systems.
  • Contribution to the Life Cycle Management Process where required.
  • Contribution to the Risk Management process.

WHAT WE NEED ABILITY WISE

  • Seasoned in the Chemical/Chemical Engineering industry.
  • Knowledge of hazard identification, risk assessment and mitigation in support of trial or test activities.
  • Planning and conducting and evaluating trials.
  • An understanding of project/risk management and the ability to use associated tools and techniques.

DESIRABLE SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge of gun propellants
  • Knowledge of the propelling charge design process
  • Knowledge of the chemistry of propellants and their ingredients
  • Have used mathematical modelling.
  • Familiarity with the Life Cycle Management (LCM) process.

  • A working knowledge of Systems Engineering and Engineering design.
  • Data analysis and computing skills
  • Report writing skills