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Listed on: 7th November
Location: Yeovil
Type: Contract
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Real Time Recruitment Solutions Position - Materials Labratory Technician
Type - Contract
Location - Yeovil, Somerset
Industry - Manufacturing
Rate - £'s Competitive DOE (40 hours per week)

Description: Day-to-day activities:

Responsible for support of various manufacturing and engineering requests for materials analysis, metallographic preparation, evaluation of samples and operation of SEM to support customer requirements.
Photo-documentation at both macro and micro levels. Calibration and routine maintenance of laboratory analytical instrumentation and metallographic preparation equipment. Execution of microhardness and hardness measurements and tensile tests.
Creation and maintenance of work instructions. Administrative support for lab operations. Technical report writing. Recording and reporting of analysis results using Honeywell web-based LIMS software. Able to work independently with a high degree of compliance to commitments.
Frequently communicates with customers and lab management. Closely works with ISC and MandPE engineering to understand production requirements, material specifications, and how materials are used in the manufacture of HON products.
Support of continues improvement processes (HOS, VPD, Six Sigma, etc.).
Compliance to all corporate and site HSE requirements.
Compliance to corporate, site and department-level quality system requirements.

Materials testing activities include (but are not limited to):
- metallographic specimen preparation
- microstructure evaluations
- mechanical testing (hardness, tensile)
- coatings (coverage, adhesion / thickness)
- FTIR analysis
- chemical composition analysis (e.g.SEM-EDX)
- pDSC testing
- water content in oils
- photo-documentation at both macro and micro scale
- recording and reporting of results using Honeywell web-based LIMS software as well as technical report writing
- utilization of microscopy techniques
- execution of failure analysis of varying type and complexity involving any available investigation techniques

QMS implantation / compliance:

Ensures implementation of relevant QMS requirements for materials testing laboratories like ISO and Nadcap as well as relevant Honeywell procedures e.g. HPS1013, WI0110, ML 092.100 etc. Acts as Quality Assurance Function in this area.
Develops new methods for analysis and preparation of samples.
Has ability to recognize and develop opportunities to support engineering customers with advanced lab capabilities.
Demonstrates comprehension of mechanical failure analysis and able to provide support in this area.
Performs failure analysis investigations and cooperates on investigation projects within HAY.

Direct work with customers:

Partners with other departments in implementation of different functional processes.
Develops advanced/in-depth processes to support engineering needs.
Communicates effectively with MatEng team members and other Engineers in order to troubleshoot any issues with products and processes.
Works with Engineers to identify and improve products and systems.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Requirements:

Minimum of a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in Materials Science/ Metallurgy.
Knowledge in Materials Laboratory with at least 4 months of Exp with SEM analysis.
Exp with microstructural, mechanical and physical properties of aerospace materials advantageous.
Exp with aerospace materials / process standards (ARPs, AMS, MS, ASTM etc) preferred

Demonstrated strong metallographic / chemical analysis skills.
Demonstrated comprehension of failure analysis.
Demonstrated Exp in optical microscopy.
Ability and willingness to perform various levels of hands-on lab work including production support, basic metallography, as well as special requests for one-of-a-kind tasks along with sensitive failure analysis requests.
Demonstrated comprehension of mechanical failure analysis and able to provide support in such analysis.
Understanding of standard analytical laboratory techniques and general metallographic principles, specimen preparation, etchant preparation and usage.
Knowledge and Exp in using various types of hardness testers.
Demonstrated Exp in optical microscopy.
Understanding of SEM/EDX and ability to use it independently to analyze and document results.

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook) is required.
English language proficiency at the level allowing effective communication in English speaking environment.
Must be able to clearly articulate in verbal and written communication complex technical concepts related to lab work and failure analysis.
Awareness of safe laboratory practices, including proper procedures for handling, storage and disposal of acids, bases, volatile solvents, toxic chemicals; along with understanding of related hazards.

Customer focused. Must be able to consistently meet customer requested commitments.
Must be able to interface with engineering personnel to resolve technical issues.
Must be able to cope with a high-demand environment where priorities change frequently and many tasks are being completed at the same time.

Drug screening and Disclosure Scotland check is required should the candidate be successful prior to the start date.

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