Senior Materials Engineer

Meggitt PLC
Loughborough, Leicestershire
£40,000 to £50,000
11 Jul 2018
31 Aug 2018

Great opportunity for a Senior Material Engineer to be a part of Meggitt Polymers & Composites (MPC) family based from our Loughborough plant, our dedication to achieving the greatest possible intimacy with our customers, solving problems today with our enriched engineering function and preparing for tomorrow by aligning our applied research and technology (AR&T) investments closely with their technology roadmaps.

As the Senior Material Engineer you will provide material expertise in the selection and utilization of non-metallic materials, to organize and over-see material and component testing.  Support the manufacturing department through coupon quality control, process and failure investigations.


  • Provide hands on or theoretical technical expertise, analysis and consultancy in the resolution of Hardware problems and investigations either in development or manufacture
  • Generate material test campaigns in accordance with the civil and military certification requirements
  • Support AR&T programmes providing technical guidance on all material related issues
  • Participate in DFMEAs and PFMEAs  

About you:


  • Knowledge of non-metallic materials used in the aerospace industry
  • Knowledge of composite manufacturing techniques
  • Generation of material characterization test plans to generate design data in accordance with civil and military
  • Selection, oversight and management of external sub-contractors where required to support testing activity
  • Technical liaison/presentations with customer to support Design Review deliverables


  • Knowledge of aerospace metallic materials, heat treatments, surface treatments etc. 
  • Knowledge of pre-preg, RTM, resin infusion manufacturing techniques
  • Knowledge of composite testing procedures (ASTM, BS EN etc.)
  • Experience of 3D CAD software (CATIA)
  • Experience in Laboratory environment - mechanical testing, DMA and DSC
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Material Science
  • Composite experience in the aerospace / automotive industry