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NPD Lead / Senior Metallurgist

Job Details
  • 5537
  • Luxfer MEL Technologies
  • Swinton, Greater Manchester
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary in the region of £35,000 to £40,000 + potential annual bonus

NPD Lead / Senior Metallurgist

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Here at Luxfer MEL, we have an exciting opportunity for an NPD Lead / Senior Metallurgist to join our Magnesium R&D team to support new product development. This is a technical-based role, but you’ll also collaborate with sales, production, and our customers.

Our Company

Luxfer MEL Technologies is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of Magnesium and Zirconium based products to industries worldwide. Our high-value solutions help to improve people’s lives, keep them safer, and make their work more productive. Our Magnesium alloys are machined or extruded to custom shapes and specifications to meet customer requirements, and are used in high performance, safety critical aerospace, defence, healthcare, oil and gas, and motorsport applications.

We are a forward-thinking business with approximately 300 employees across the UK and US, and you’ll be joining our head office based in Swinton, Greater Manchester. Based within the R&D department, you will work as part of a team of Scientists and Engineers working on key development projects, with a mixture of team-based projects and independent work.

The Role – NPD Lead / Senior Metallurgist

Reporting to the Head of Magnesium R&D, you will undertake a varied role, engaging in developing ideas / concepts for new products, and expanding these concepts to prototype stage. Your further duties will include:

  • Developing magnesium alloys / products to meet customer needs
  • Managing projects to achieve targets and deadlines
  • Acting as an expert in characterisation of material structure, and the relationship between processing parameters, material structure and material properties
  • Supporting the Sales team with customer enquiries and regular updates
  • Liaising with customers to appreciate their needs from our products

The Package

  • A salary in the region of £35,000 to £40,000 with the level dependent on qualifications and experience
  • The potential to earn an annual bonus
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Support and training to develop yourself to the highest levels within a world leading company
  • Opportunity to participate in the company share option scheme
  • Permanent contract, working 37 hours per week Monday to Friday from our site in Swinton (Greater Manchester)

Our Requirements – NPD Lead / Senior Metallurgist

  • Degree level qualification in a Science-related discipline, with an MSc focused on light alloys or similar (PhD preferable)
  • Either have solid relevant experience gained in an industrial environment or post-graduate academic position
  • High level of creativity, curiosity, and ability to generate new product ideas
  • Superb problem solving, organisational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work well as part of a team and lead others
  • Confident, professional, and flexible approach with a ‘can do’ attitude

The following would be advantageous, although not essential:

  • Experience with project management, particularly new product development projects through a stage and gate process
  • Experience gained managing a small team
  • Knowledge of metal processing technology, metallurgy of magnesium

As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

All applications for this NPD Lead / Senior Metallurgist role are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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