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Senior Materials Engineer

Gillingham - United Kingdom

Jul 20, 2021

Full time



To work within the TCPR Materials Engineering department, which has the primary goal to provide technical support to the TCPR Engineering teams.


  • Support and guide product engineering and associated functions with expertise in material science, such as: failure analysis, wear, coatings, heat treatment and deposits and corrosion.
  • Develop specific expertise and experience in the field of material science and/or tribology.
  • Define, prioritise and perform and/or oversee test activities, analysis and measurement as required to meet core team and project objectives, (cost, quality and timing).
  • Prepare reports, presentations and technical documentation with a clear analysis and summary for decision making for internal and customer use.
  • Carry out calibration and basic fault diagnosis within the limits of training on equipment used including liaising with suppliers/manufacturers.
  • Develop strong technical relationships with product or manufacturing engineering teams, customers and key suppliers and escalate risks and issues to core team members and management in a timely manner
  • Apply defined engineering standards procedures and methodologies to execute project activities
  • Write work instructions, materials specifications and test methods using company standard forms or on-site developed processes
  • Support supplier technical audits and approve/develop materials/processes with suppliers, when required.
  • To liaise with suppliers/manufacturing plant for sample orders
  • Ensuring safe working in laboratory environment.
  • Develop, support and follow local and corporate procedures such as compliance with IAFT
  • Coach and train engineers and junior staff members

AUTHORITIES (if applicable):

  • Approval of reports
  • Material approval of drawings



  • Broad theoretical and practical knowledge of materials engineering e.g. Non-metallic materials, Materials processing, Heat treatment, Chemistry, Failure Analysis, Materials Development and Tribology.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work methodically and take initiative in improving established processes.
  • Experience in safe working in an engineering laboratory.


  • 3+ years work experience in a relevant engineering environment
  • Awareness of simulation techniques and statistical methods.



  • MEng Engineering in related subject
  • MSc Engineering in related subject


  • PhD in related disciplinary


  • Self-motivated and have a strong and flexible attitude towards work
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines when required
  • Ability to Communicate at all levels and good presentation skills
  • Problem solver
  • Innovative thinker
  • Team Orientated
  • Ability to work and learn in a fast moving and changing environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to prioritise and organise own workload
  • To comply with BorgWarner Health and Safety regulations such as PPE, showing responsibility of personal safety and that of others.
  • Treat colleagues and work colleagues with respect (Equality and Diversity).


This Job description outlines the duties required, it is not a comprehensive or exhaustive list and the Line Manager may vary duties from time to time which do not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility entailed. Flexibility is required from all job holders.

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