South Wales, Wales
Up to £25.00 per hour
4 months ago
You will be part of a multi-disciplined 'Charge Development Team' involved in the development, design and manufacture of charges as part of the Heavy Munitions business area. Heavy Munitions support a range of products including artillery, tanks, propellant charges and Naval products. More specifically, you will be working on the development of a new charge system for the MOD.
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.
- Liaise with customers - both internal and external as demanded.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS / PROVEN ABILITY
- Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Qualifications (Ideally Degree)
- Happy to accept CV's from university graduates Chemistry / Chemical Engineering.
- Hazard identification, risk assessment and mitigation in support of trial or test activities.
- Planning and conduct of evaluation trials.
- Proven ability to take ownership, prioritise and deliver objectives within development projects to ensure completion within agreed time-scales and to required standard.
- Understanding of project/risk management and the ability to use associated tools and techniques.
- IT literate, good written and verbal communication skills are essential, together with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- A knowledge of gun propellants.
- A working knowledge of the propelling charge design process.
- A working knowledge of the chemistry of propellants and their ingredients.
- Mathematical modelling.
- Familiarity with the Life Cycle Management (LCM) process.
- Advanced data analysis and computing skills.
- Advanced report writing skills.