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Materials Scientist

Vacancy Title: Materials Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ellesmere Port
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2024-07-02
REF: J91979794
Contact Name: Tom Hammond
Contact Email:
Vacancy Published: 23 days ago

Vacancy Description

Materials Scientist

Location: Bromborough
Type: Permanent
Hours: Days Monday- Friday
Additional: 10% annual bonus dependant on company performance, x4 life assurance, parking onsite, company pension.

Russell Taylor is working exclusively with an international materials design, manufacturing and supply company who through growth are looking to appoint an experienced materials scientist who will work at their state-of-the-art laboratory based at their Bromborough centre of excellence.
The Role:

• The primary purpose of the Scientist role is to support current business through QC and forensics, project management and H&S regulatory compliance, as well as develop new business through areas such as innovation in chemistry, process and application of high temperature insulating refractories.
• The Scientist role would also be expected to contribute to relevance in the support activities and innovation in the development activities through formal technical knowledge. Where required the role would also undertake some supervisory responsibilities.
• To support Thermal Products Division in building strength three core capabilities: Materials Science, Application Engineering and Customer Focus.
• Assist the CoE, Manufacturing and Application Development teams.
• Demonstrate and report supporting evidence of work projects.
• Essential duties and responsibilities
• Environmental, Health & Safety, Risk & Compliance:
• Support the safety improvement initiative through promoting and supporting the Clients ThinkSAFE' ethos and leading by example at all times.
• Actively participate in the ThinkSAFE' processes (e.g. safety tours, etc.).
• Have adequate knowledge of health and safety regulations in order to ensure compliance within the areas of responsibility and ensure all statutory registers and records are maintained.
• Ensure all employees within the team are competent, adequately trained, supervised and have the relevant information to enable them to carry out their duties safely.
• Performs basic experimental and technical investigations towards the acquisition of new knowledge.
• Design chemical, physical, engineering for laboratory-scale tests and protocols, with a view to proving fitness-for-use / product specifications or process validation. Oversees testing may be required.
• Interpret and report test results with implications for further design.
• Chooses, specifies and acquires all equipment and consumable relating to said technical activity.
• Schedules and undertakes equipment maintenance and calibration.
• Performs risk assessments on new tests and equipment prior to use.
• Form links with external suppliers to conduct proving trials with their products.
• Establish the need for technology change.
• Apply stage gate methodology to projects.
• Weekly, monthly and yearly reporting on project as required.

The Person:
• Will hold a Degree in a relevant, Materials Science or Chemistry based discipline
• Experience working as a Materials Scientist (or similar), in a regulated setting essential
• We are looking for individuals who have a passion for materials science and associated test methods, someone who is adaptable and able to work independently when needed.
• Must be IT literate and have a solid understanding of basic Microsoft applications.

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