Materials Engineer (Metallurgist)

Requisition ID:  41216
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Coventry Group (1020)

Coventry, COV, United Kingdom, CV6 4AA



About Meggitt

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”.
These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 11,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe



Airframe Systems
Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers
Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world leading technology. Our Braking Systems product group supplies both military and commercial aircrafts.
We seal essential spaces, such as landing gear, wings, engines, nacelles, windows and doors, and produce intelligent air data systems and sensors that measure altitude, angle or acceleration. These sensors can be used on planes, train control systems or even missile control systems.
Whether it’s developing new radome solutions, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, the Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.


Role Summary
Work within the Laboratory Services team, contributing to efficient analysis and assessment of materials, components, assemblies and manufacturing techniques/ processes, and contributing to the monitoring, analysis, and improvement of Quality of the company’s materials, products and services, including Root Cause and Corrective Action for investigations.

Core Responsibilities

• Provide an efficient service of analysis and assessment of materials, components, assemblies and manufacturing techniques/ processes, and contribute to the monitoring, analysis, and improvement of Quality of the company’s materials, products and services.

• Generate material and process specifications, develop techniques for material and component manufacture, establish production techniques and process control techniques.

• Provide technical support for Design, Quality & Manufacturing Engineers, with material property information, manufacturing processes, maintaining awareness of material/parts production issues.

• Support NADCAP and/or Customer Audits related to Special Process monitoring (Heat Treatment) and the associated validation requirements.

• Liaise with R&T Engineers to maintain an awareness of potential new materials & obsolescence’s.

• Support engineering development programmes from proposal through to entry into service, providing technical support in appropriate fields of expertise. Support investigations on returned equipment working closely with MRO and Customer Support.

• Prepare technical reports and contribute to management presentations on Laboratory projects and tasks, including progress and future plans.

• Test and analyse development materials and parts, selecting samples, evaluating mechanical and physical properties. Use laboratory analytical and test equipment, and laboratory and production presses. Collate results and report as appropriate.

• Support Qualification Test programmes and Manufacturing Test by testing, analysing and reporting on failed materials or components.

• Contact as required, personnel at all levels from shop floor to management. Contact is also required with outside organisations, e.g. materials and component suppliers, equipment manufacturers, research organisations.

• Support AR&T team and maintain an awareness of new materials, relevant components, techniques and if required devise experiments and tests where methods do not exist.

• Examine, assess and approve outside manufactured materials, parts and services if required.

• Participate in Continuous Improvement activity for work performed by Laboratory Services.

• If required, liaise with/ assist any outside contractors with related support services.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

• University degree in an engineering discipline preferred, or equivalent qualification.

• Experience in metallurgical laboratory work, (metallic and non-metallic materials).

• Experience operating and preparing material for use with an electron microscope

• Experience relevant to the duties and responsibilities specified.
• Good planning, organisational, analytical, interpersonal, decision-making, problem-solving, oral and written communication skills. 

• Working conditions and hazards: Visits will be required to Manufacturing/ Assembly /Test.

• Working knowledge and experience of supporting NADCAP Audits related to Special Process monitoring and the associated validation requirements.

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Meggitt are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business. We strongly believe that building a culture of respect and appreciation, will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential.

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