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Materials Team Leader

Materials Team Leader

Posted 5 April by Science Solutions Recruitment Ltd Easy Apply Ended

Science Solutions are recruiting for a Materials Team Leader with experience of production support and new product development in a materials manufacturing environment. The successful candidate will join the Technical Department, reporting directly to the Technical Manager and will be responsible for coordinating a team of technical staff working on process and materials related production support projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of development scientists to overcome existing material issues in line with the overall business strategy
  • Supervise and guide production support projects ensuring that they are competently executed and delivered in a timely manner
  • Co-ordinate and progress multiple long and short-term projects for new materials, products and/or processes
  • Manage a team of quality control technicians to ensure incoming raw materials and outgoing products are tested in accordance with company procedures, ensuring product quality and conformity
  • Assist the manufacturing departments with process and material issues to improve product quality and production efficiencies
  • Work alongside the Quality Assurance Manager, ensuring policies, procedures and manufacturing processes are accurate and complied with
  • Working with the Sales Department to ensure technical queries are handled appropriately
  • Ensuring that the Technical Department adheres to the company's H&S policy and procedures, carrying out regular training, inspections and audits to improve safety
  • Verification and validation of new raw materials, ensuring compliance with REACH regulations, carrying out relevant COSHH assessments as required
  • Managing the implementation of new/alternative raw materials to facilitate cost savings
  • Controlling Safety Datasheets for manufactured products in line with CLP regulations

Knowledge and Experience

  • A degree in a Materials Science or an Engineering discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a technical/engineering role within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of working with engineering composites, including their manufacture and applications would be desirable
  • Experience of working with resins, polymers and impregnation technology would be highly advantageous
  • A proven track record of developing new products/materials and delivering them to market

Required skills

  • Composites
  • Polymers
  • Production
  • Development
  • Materials Team Leader
  • Senior Materials Scientist

Reference: 34835461

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