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  • Job reference: RMS0098999

Materials Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/09/2011
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer and is currently experiencing an upturn in production with demand increasing globally.

The Role:

To develop relevant material concepts to support current and next generation Bentley interiors and implement interior materials in the areas of Polymers, Adhesives, Technical finishes and Trim Development.


1. To research and develop relevant new materials technologies for Bentley interiors and to develop business cases for materials developments where required.
2. To specify suitable materials for all Bentley interior projects and reinforce with relevant decision matrix, e.g. Technical Concept Selection or relevant cost case.
3. To support the correct material specification of all interior engineering drawings and bid specifications.
4. To support material choices and optimize associated processes in the manufacture of wood and leather trimmed parts. Coordinate manufacturing trials.
5. To develop, trial and introduce interior material and technical finishes.
6. To develop materials related design guides, publish within Bentley and ensure their application and execution.
7. Actively seek new materials, and suppliers of existing materials. Assess supplier capability and assist with their integration with Bentley.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Three years engineering experience within automotive / aerospace interiors.
• Broad understanding of automotive material selection and application would be advantageous.
• Demonstrable experience of project management.
• Good presentation skills and ability to tailor communication to all levels of business.

• A formal engineering qualification at degree level should be in Materials Science or Engineering with strong material background.
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