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Materials Research Engineer

Location: Blyth

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 166915

Role:

 The role encompasses researching into and developing novel technologies for all wind turbine blade materials and processing techniques, specifically composite materials, adhesives and coatings.

 Accountabilities:

  •  Ability to work under guidance but be a self-starter on both technical and

  • Administration aspects of the role.

  • Ability to create novel concepts and solutions for technical problems.

  • Personable and confident dealing with both external customers and internal personnel within the business.

  • Ability to support projects to ensure on-time delivery for both public and private funders

  • Manufacture of composites, manufacture of adhesive bonded test specimens

  • Use FTIR, 3D optical microscope, ultrasonic thickness and other materials test and analysis equipment

  Skills: 

  •  Knowledge and practical experience of composite materials and processing are highly desired, particularly around glass and carbon fibre epoxy composites, sandwich structures and out-of-autoclave processing methods.

  • Knowledge of sensor technologies and NDT, data processing and modelling would be beneficial.

  • You will be a team player with a strong and flexible work ethic, who consistently works to high standards.

  • You will have thorough understanding of materials, and their manufacturing and testing principles.