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Materials Engineer

Company : Safran Landing Systems Job field : Material and processes Location : Gloucester , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Professional status : Professional, Engineer & Manager

Job Description

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems and is at
the forefront of contributing to safer, more sustainable aviation for current and future
generations. We design, test, manufacture and assemble landing gear used on commercial
aircraft including Airbus and Boeing, and UK military aircraft such as the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Gloucester is home to the UK division and has been a leader of cutting edge landing gear
technology for over 90 years, since the innovative designs of Sir George Dowty. YOU can be a
part of our legacy …

What will I be doing?

The Materials & Processes Laboratory team based in Gloucester provides Materials & Process expertise on a wide variety of subjects and supports a broad range of internal customers. As well as supporting activities at a site level, the Gloucester Laboratory team work closely with other Materials & Processes Laboratories within Safran Landing Systems worldwide.

This role will require involvement in a broad range of laboratory duties with a focus on forensic investigation of landing gear parts. There will be scope to expand the range of activities to include supplier quality monitoring, support to special processes, mechanical testing and supporting R&T activity.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Lead forensic investigation of landing gear parts
2. Involvement in laboratory tasks relating to raw material suppliers, forgers and foundries
3. Support special process departments, including surface treatments and non-destructive testing
4. Undertake a variety of mechanical tests to support supplier developments, R&T and to resolve production issues
5. Contribute to department and company improvements
6. Undertake reviews of procedures and participate in the development of materials and process specifications
7. Support the team with HSE initiatives
8. Deliver internal materials and processes training

Complementary Description

What we will give you?
• Hybrid/Flexible working hours with an early finish on a Friday (4.5 day working week)
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays, plus the option to buy/sell annual leave
• Profit sharing annual bonus
• Our Shares scheme
• Pension scheme (up to 8% match)
• Onsite subsidised canteen, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities
• Free onsite parking
• Our dedicated Benefits Portal, with a number of schemes including life assurance, cycle to
work, technology & retail savings, access to healthcare & wellbeing services, and more!
• Global and local career progression opportunities and sponsorship of training courses
• STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
• Social events throughout the year, sports and social clubs

Why us?
Safran was ranked globally as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine
in 2021. Our employees are at the heart of our success and we work together towards Four
People Fundamentals that underpin life at Safran:
• We believe in and promote diversity and inclusion as key values across our business
• We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
• We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
• We encourage collaboration and mutual support for you and your colleagues

Job Requirements

What do you need from me?

• Knowledge of metallurgy, particularly with respect to steels, titanium and aluminium alloys.
• A broad understanding of the fabrication process used to manufacture landing gear components.
• Knowledge of surface treatments and protection systems used on landing gear structures.
• Hands-on experience of metallographic preparation, microscopy and materials testing.
• Understanding of degradation and failure mechanisms applicable to engineering materials.
• Some prior knowledge of composite materials used in aerospace applications would be advantageous.
• Ability to understand and interpret specifications relating to materials and processes.
• Must be able to write accurate and detailed technical reports and other types of technical documentation.
• Must be able to effectively communicate and convey technical information to both internal customers and the supply base.
• Must be flexible and be prepared to undertake a range of duties to assist engineering, R&T and the supply chain.

What's my next step?
Please apply by uploading a CV and cover letter, and if your experience matches what we're
looking for, one of our recruitment team will give you a call
Diversity & Inclusion
We want Safran Landing Systems to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be
themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our
differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff
We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Landing Systems
an inclusive place to work.
‘Offers of employment will be subject to a relevant level of company security vetting, which
may include a criminal record check'

Specificity of the job


Locate your future workplace

Cheltenham Road East GL2 9QH


England United Kingdom

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