Materials Scientist

Full Time
Job Sector:
Nursing / Social Care
South Wales
Newport & Torfaen
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A well respected Defence organisation is currently experiencing an ongoing period of growth and success. Due to an ever increasing workload, they are currently looking to recruit a Materials Scientist to join their dedicated team of technical professionals. The role is based in Glascoed, Monmouthshire and is for an initial 6 month duration. TPlease find the description below:

Job Purpose

A Materials Scientist is required to support a broad range of activities. The selected candidate will support new technology development projects for current and future products and processes, and support development and manufacturing operations to resolve problems associated with material quality and obsolescence. Reporting to the Senior Materials Scientist, and working as part of the Engineering organisation, the role will ensure that our products meet exacting quality and performance requirements.


Responsibilities will cover the need to assess various materials as part of programmes to introduce modern technologies to current legacy products, and into new products under development as part of ongoing product improvement and obsolescence mitigation activities.

This will involve liaison with Design Engineers, Procurement Professionals, material manufacturers and suppliers, and Universities and their associated manufacturing development enterprises, to identify and assess new manufacturing technologies. There is a need to ensure that the influence of REACH legislation is part of any assessments is an important aspect of the work.

The ability to write concise reports is essential.

Examples of recent and expected future activities include:-

The identification and assessment of suitable corrosion protection systems for our products, as an alternative to Chromic Acid Anodising and Chromate Conversion Coatings.
The identification of modern paint and varnish systems, and characterisation of their adhesion properties to substrates and other paint finishes, as alternatives to legacy materials currently in use.
The identification of modern adhesives for a variety of uses, and comparison of their adhesion and release characteristics in order to replace legacy materials.Competencies/Skills and Expertise

Competencies/Skills and Expertise include the following:


A recognised material science or chemistry based qualification, preferably to degree level, but minimum HND/HNC, or similar qualification, with a good knowledge of chemistry pertinent to non-metallic materials.
A full valid UK driving license.Desirable (but suitable training can be provided)

Experience in providing advice in the selection and testing of materials (including paints, adhesives and sealants), NDT procedures, and corrosion assessment control.
An understanding of National and International material and material processing Standards.
Preferably experience of quality control and quality assurance techniques applicable to an ISO 9001 accredited company.Simply click on the apply button now.

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