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CHEMIST / CHARGE DESIGN ENGINEER

  • Location

    South Wales, Wales

  • Sector:

    Defence

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £25.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Mark Aizlewood

  • Contact email:

    Mark.Aizlewood@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    139424MA_1565258951

  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 MONTHS

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-15

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

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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.

DESIRABLE

  • 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.