Materials Engineer
7d ago

ERIKS UK is one of Europe’s leading industrial service partners providing engineering knowledge and expertise.

ERIKS has strategic plans for further expansion and we are committed to developing and nurturing talent and the future workforce.

We currently seek to recruit a Material Engineer within Sealing and Polymer Product Business Unit based in Warrington.

ERIKS Sealing & Polymer is one of the UK’s largest sealing solutions providers and is part of a multinational group with over €20Bn turnover of which €300m is in sales of Seals Rubber and Plastic products.

This role will provide on-going day to day technical support both directly to customers and to other internal departments.

When this role is being undertaken competently, i.e. after induction and any role-specific training, the post holder will : -

  • Provide materials technology support to customers and external sales teams. This would include guidance in the areas of material selection and problem solving.
  • This would involve regular visits to customer locations.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance and approvals are up-to-date and maintained.
  • Work in conjunction with the Design Team to specify required physical properties to optimise component performance and provide data for finite element analysis.
  • Work with design team to improve designs for maximum reliability, through a detailed understanding of geometry - material interaction.

  • Actively participate in international, multi-disciplinary, product development teams. Such work could involve formulating of conventional materials, supplier development, problem solving, failure analysis, compliance advice etc.
  • Work in conjunction with the UK colleagues on next generation materials in support of future product needs.
  • Provide guidance on manufacturing processes including the coordination of production trials and audits within our global supplier base.
  • This would include recommendations on process improvements, identification of opportunities to increase productivity and reduce cost.

    Control product quality and protect intellectual property by following a structured approach to technology transfer.

  • Complete raw materials product set-up and maintenance within ERIKS’ ERP system.
  • Alongside other materials engineers, conduct failure analyses, product complaint analyses, interpreting test results and preparation of test reports and product data sheets.
  • Represent the company through research publications, technical literature, conferences, universities, patents, suppliers, and monitoring outside research activities of group companies.
  • Follow appropriate laboratory practices, including testing and calibration of equipment, regular assessments etc.
  • Comply with QMS procedures, corporate policies, frameworks, legal obligations and Health & Safety requirements.
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