Material Scientist

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Material Scientist

Working in a defence domain, The successful applicant will be part of a small team offering a technical service to a variety of Projects within a large International Defence Electronics Company. Work can arise at any stage in the life cycle of a product and from several Engineering disciplines.

Job Description

Role: Material Scientist

This necessitates a flexible approach. Applicants should have an Education to degree level in an appropriate engineering or science

Skills, qualifications & knowledge:

Knowledge of manufacturing techniques is highly desirable. This could be from an electronic, mechanical or optical perspective.
Knowledge of material testing in a lab, such as microhardness, paint adhesion and crack detection would be beneficial.
Familiarity with material and test specifications such as ISO BS and ASTM documents is also desirable..

Key responsibility areas:

An ability to complete a defect investigation at sub assembly / component level in a logical manner. This will involve good problem solving skills, to help determine the root cause and offer possible solutions. Good communication skills, both oral and written, dealing typically with Project Engineers on a daily basis. Ability to cross -over work disciplines. The work covers a variety of subject areas and a willingness to learn on the job is therefore essential. This would involve background self-learning on relevant topics.
Expertise is required in the following; Preparation of micro-sections for subsequent microscopy Zoom-stereo, compound and digital optical microscopy. Scanning Electron Microscopy with associated EDX analysis facility.
The expertise should be on current software driven equipment preferably from Zeiss and Oxford Instruments. . Digital real time X-ray imaging including interpretation.

Intrinsic job factors:

This is an office based role using display screen equipment.
100% colour vision is required.
Working to tight deadlines is part of this role.

What's in it for you:

Location: Edinburgh
Max Pay Rate: £30/hr LTD
Duration: 6 Months

Should you be interested in applying or hearing more about this position please submit your application to Kaitee Parsons on 02392228209 or email your latest CV

Please ensure you have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom when applying for this role.

This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers.
ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Kaitee Parsons


I cover a wide range of vacancies across the defence sector working on contract and permanent opportunities. I use my expertise to source quality candidates and maintain client relationships.   My background is aerospace, working for one of the UK's largest commercial airlines. I am now using my…