Metallic Materials and Processes Engineer

Morson are currently looking for a Metallic Materials and Processes Engineer. This is a contract position for one of our Aerospace Clients based in Glasgow on a contract basis for 6 months+


This position will be based in Glasgow, UK. The successful candidate will be part of the Research & Technology - Europe Materials and Manufacturing Technologies team. The team partners with company business units to execute R&D programs to develop, demonstrate, and implement innovative production systems that satisfy our customers' needs by significantly improving safety, flow, cost, quality, ergonomics, and process stability.

The Research and Technology - Europe Materials & Manufacturing Technologies team is leading an R&D programme. The technologies to be developed within the R&D program have the potential to provide significant improvement in unit cost, cycle time and productivity in a range of components on current and future aircraft. The program aims to:

  • Design, assemble and test innovative metal forming equipment and optimise the process
  • Develop a new manufacturing process for aircraft actuator components

The ideal candidate is required to provide on-site support and drive the technical direction of the R&D project to lead the execution for technology transition into company products. The candidate needs to be well versed in metal forming and direct technology development. Shall have project execution experience including scheduling and planning and be capable of undertaking/managing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.

There will be ongoing parallel & future programmes focusing on improving productivity & cost efficiency to support delivery of programme.

The candidate shall

  • Provide technical steering of and validation for collaborative methods, through a familiarity with metals forming and forging manufacturing technologies - both conventional and novel.
  • Collaborate with business units, Research & Technology centres, academia, and wider industry research institutes to deliver impactful technology solutions according to the program schedule.
  • Engage with the internal team and external suppliers and the universities to develop follow on public funded projects and manage them from technical perspective
  • Demonstrate analytical problem-solving capability in an emergent, production environment including defining and executing solutions, from conception through to validation
  • Generate, define, and protect intellectual property within the research environment
  • Track and monitor existing programs and provide status updates to support reporting to internal and external funding bodies
  • Work closely within a small, remote team while collaborating with teams located globally to deliver technology objectives aligning to wider business requirements
  • Familiar with remote/virtual working and working closely with external entities across diverse disciplines within a large organization
  • Demonstrate experience developing novel technologies, including their critical evaluation and iterative refinement, to meet defined goals and schedules
  • Evaluate, understand, and apply technical specifications and standards


  • Knowledge and experience in metals forming and forging:
  • Processes such as super plastic forming , forging or thread rolling would be an advantage
  • Experience with large industrial plant, particularly presses and forging equipment
  • Materials science and metallurgy
  • Research & Development
  • Advanced systems engineering
  • Materials and/or process development