Materials and Process Engineer

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £30.90 per hour

  • Contact:

    Joanne Edwards

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    June 2018

  • Client:


Our Bristol Client has a requirement for a Materials and Process Engineer to undertake the below contract role.


The Additive Manufacturing (AM) organisation based at Filton, Bristol, is maturing and deploying AM techniques in both metallic and plastic components to Aerospace components for a growing list of International customers.
The role is to provide Material and Process expertise to the Additive Manufacturing industrial and development cell and support component and process qualification programmes, review component test results and generate technical reports on the findings of trials and testing
The successful candidate will work alongside a team of experienced Process Specialists, Engineering Technicians, Design & Analysis Engineers, Materials Scientists and other manufacturing Engineers.


The following Tasks are included:
Working to solve problems that may arise either during the manufacturing process or with the finished product
Management of testing, evaluation and investigation programmes
Review and authorisation of component test results
Operation of test machines as part of a development program
Preparation of test plans to assess and approve new products or alternatives
Technical disposition on data, reports, or investigation into performance against product specification or design expectation
Preparation of a Materials and Processes knowledge database for exploitation by Engineering and Manufacturing
Considering the implications for waste and other environmental pollution issues of any product or process;
Advising on the adaptability of a plant to new processes and materials;
Providing Leadership on REACh and COSHH related issues


Develops personal objectives that clearly link to company goals
Works well as part of an EI team
Coaches & Supports others across the company
Influences and communicates effectively
Embraces change
Constantly learns and develops self
Constantly develops own performance, focusing on speed, efficiency and effective execution
Measures success through the eyes of the customer
Works effectively across different cultures


3-5 years relevant aerospace experience
Understanding of metals specifically Titanium
Understanding of component qualification programmes
An understanding of Additive Manufacturing would be advantageous however on the job training can be provided
Knowledge of strength and fatigue testing on novel aerospace test pieces and components
A good knowledge of NDT techniques including CT, dye-penetrant, X-ray, eddy current and ultrasonic inspection


Computer literate
Methodical and logical approach to problem-solving
Ability to communicate technical findings clearly to colleagues and collaborators
Clear, articulate communication skills including good written English
Confidence in interacting across all levels of the business
Experienced team-worker equally able to work on their own, as required
Confident and capable to project manage investigations, qualifications and test programmes with customer and supplier contacts