Senior Process Technologist

Posted 22 June by Acorn Recruitment And Training Easy Apply
Senior Process Technologist

Job Title: Senior Process Technologist
Business: Tata Steel, Tube Products
Location: Corby, Hartlepool, Maastricht, Oosterhout or Zwijndrecht

Are you a Process Technologist looking for a new opportunity within the Steel industry?

Acorn Recruitment is looking to recruit a Senior Process Technologist to join the Tubes Technical team based at one of the sites named above.

Our client is one of the major steel tubes producers in Europe with assets on 5 locations in the Netherlands and the UK. All tubes are produced via High Frequency Induction (HFI) welding, whereas the sizes range from 10mm in diameter up to 508mm. The objective of my client is to produce high value tubes which require an increasing demand in mechanical properties such as strength and fatigue. These increasing demands require improved control of the tube welding process.

Within the Tubes Technical organisation, this position has been created to improve the performance of our HFI welding process as well as to build on our knowledge on this key area.

The Role

As the Senior Process Technologist, you will be the key knowledge owner and central point of contact for HFI welding within the company, operating closely with manufacturing and technical to advise on essential process adjustments to enable the welding of new steel grades as well as to improve the production capabilities of the existing order book.

In this capacity, your key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

*Process improvements on the subject of High Frequency Induction (HFI) welding of tubes of our current portfolio to improve yield and speed of work at our lines.
*Identify process improvements required to deliver the New Product Development portfolio of Tubes.
*Manage the process technology programme with R&D project leaders, including related university partnerships.
*Identify opportunities for step changes in process capability.
*Identify plant technology implications of future product requirements and future steel grade developments
*Liaise with local Operations, Technology and Quality teams to execute process development trials
*Coordinate technical process CAPEX on the subject of HFI welding of tubes

The Requirements

As the Senior Process Technologist, you will ideally hold a degree or masters qualification in an Engineering or Scientific discipline with experience in a similar role.

To be successful in this challenging role, you will also require the following:

*Knowledge of metallurgy and steel products TSE and processing
*Knowledge of European/International standards and quality improvement techniques
*The ability to work independently but also within a technical team is essential.
*Knowledge of project management, product development projects, technology development

Desirable experience:

Knowledge of and affinity for HFI welding of tubes

The Benefits

Tata Steel UK offers their employees significant benefits packages. For this role, you will benefit from:

*A market competitive salary
*Company Car Scheme
*35 days holidays per annum
*Quarterly Bonus - subject to business performance
*One of the UK's leading defined contribution pension schemes (10% employer contribution / 6% employee contribution)
*Private medical healthcare with Aviva
*Annual Pay Review
*Employee discount scheme for companies including Vodafone, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover and also various local services

You may be also interested to know that my client has an extensive list of lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, free onsite parking at all of our sites, an employee assistance programme as well as discounts with local and national retailers and services.

Our client can offer opportunities for individuals who are looking to develop their skill set within a varied manufacturing environment and have committed to key investments in their UK operations over the next 5 years. They are building for the future and investing heavily in the operations. They can offer support to employees who are also looking to develop their professional qualifications through an established, internal development centre.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.

Reference: 35454106

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