Materials Engineer

Shorterm Limited
Date advertised:
Job details:
A world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems, whose expertise encompasses the entire life cycle of its products, from design and manufacture to in-service support, repair and overhaul, is actively seeking a Materials Engineer to join the team based in Gloucestershire.

The successful Materials Engineer will report to the Senior Engineers/Group Leader and support customer services and engineering functions at various locations. The role of Materials Engineer is hands-on and the successful candidate will be expected to undertake the full range of activities involved in investigations and other laboratory testing campaigns. The Materials Engineer can also expect to participate in R&D, supplier/production qualifications and problem resolution activities.

Candidate skills and requirements:
  • Candidates will need to have a degree in materials engineering/science and previous experience of working in a materials laboratory environment.
  • Candidates must be flexible and prepared to undertake a range of duties to assist engineering, production and the supply chain.
  • Candidates must be proactive and good communicators.

Candidates must be knowledgeable in a range of material engineering disciplines, including but not limited to the following:
  • Fractography and interpretation of fracture modes
  • Microstructure analysis
  • Mechanical testing – tensile, fatigue, impact, hardness, fracture toughness
  • The use of metallographic preparation and analysis equipment, including SEM/EDX and optical microscopy
  • Residual stress analysis
  • NDT techniques: FPI, MPI, X-ray, BNI and etch
  • Developing materials data
  • Broad range of materials knowledge, particularly focused on Ti (Titanium), Fe (Iron), Al (Aluminium) and Cu (Copper)-based alloys
  • Familiar with landing gear equipment and the materials and processes used in its manufacture
  • Technical report writing
  • Specifications.

Contact details:

Shorterm Limited, The Barn, Philpots Close, Yiewsley, Middlesex UB7 7RY. Tel: +44 (0)800 122 3456; Email:

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