Material Scientist
Posted 5 months ago - Expired 3 months ago

Sheffield, South Yorkshire,
Permanent Full Time
£45000 to £50000 per annum

Our client is a global provider of engineered electronics and they require a Material Scientist to join their highly successful team in Sheffield.

As a Material Scientist your role is to support the existing product portfolio, drive improvements, and develop innovative new products. 


A key focus is thick film printed piezoresistive pressure sensing technology, and part of the role is to be the company expert/design authority for this product group.

There is, however, a wider role in providing material science support across the company, and developing new sensing solutions.

Requirements of the Role:
• Responsible for all aspects of thick film technology – from substrate material/ink specification and qualification, to defining process parameters for production
• Supporting Sales, Operations and customers with current product designs
• Provide a high level of support to the Sales team in engineering aspects of variants and customer special products
• Creation of ideas for new technologies, products and processes and following through the development lifecycle
• Working in a multi-disciplinary team to develop the corresponding electronics and metalwork
• Applying materials expertise across the company, for example:
• Selecting the best combination of materials for specific purposes
• Testing materials to assess how resistant they are to heat, corrosion or chemical attack
• Assessing materials for specific qualities (such as electrical conductivity, durability, renewability)
• Considering the implications for waste and other environmental pollution issues of any product or process
• Working to solve problems arising during the manufacturing process or with the finished product
• Supervising quality control throughout the construction and production process
• Helping to ensure that products comply with national and international legal and quality standards
• Advising on inspection, maintenance and repair procedures
• Liaising with colleagues in manufacturing, technical and scientific support, purchasing and marketing
• Establishing good working relationships with engineers throughout the Division to
• Liaison with both customers and suppliers.

Competencies required:
• Good understanding of thick film technology – ideally piezoresistive printing onto ceramics
• Understand the principle of pressure/temperature/flow measurement and devices
• Good engineering skillset
• Material science background
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and an ability to influence at all levels in the organisation

Requirements of the Person:
• University degree in a relevant engineering/physical science discipline
• Good experience in thick film technology
• Experience of experiment design and data analysis – ideally in a production environment
• Experience of new product development
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and an ability to influence at all levels in the organisation
• Strong organisational, multi–tasking and time-management skills
• 3 year work experience of UK industry

Desirable:
• Experience in Industrial segment
• Experience of temperature, flow, pressure technologies
• AutoCAD/Solidwork
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Forde Recruitment is part of the Forde Recruitment Group. This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Forde Recruitment Ltd who in this instance is operating as an Employment Business. Unfortunately, due to the high volumes of applications we are currently receiving, we are only able to contact candidates who are successful in progressing to the next stage. If you have not been contacted within 7 days of your application, then please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion and continue to search on our website for future vacancies.