Materials Lab Technician
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Reference: 762189 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Engineering

Location: MTC Coventry

Salary: £30,000

Type: Permanent

Published date: Monday 20 June 2022

Closing date: Thursday 18 August 2022

Materials lab technician

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Technician, based at our state of the art facility near Coventry.

You will support the materials labs for the MTC workshop and will carry out tasks across both metallurgy and powder characterisation labs, using a wide range of equipment for analysis to support research themes within the MTC and external customers to the MTC. You’ll liaise closely with teams across the workshop and engineering, identifying areas of development that can be implemented to ensure continuous improvement.

You will have gained experience of testing in a materials lab, including:

  • Metallurgical prep of samples
  • Imaging and mechanical testing of metallurgy samples
  • Interstitial analysis of materials
  • Particle size analysis
  • SEM analysis
  • Powder flow analysis

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry – often referred to as ‘the valley of death’.

It represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and, after four years of planning and a 16 month build, the facility opened at Ansty Park in Coventry at the end of 2011.

In December 2011, there were 16 industrial members, 44 staff and just a few key pieces of equipment in the ‘workshop’.

Over the following seven years the MTC’s rapid growth has seen the expansion of our campus with the construction of three more facilities, including the opening of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre and the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing. 

Our role has also increased to cover not only R&D but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design. 

We now have over 800 talented employees working with us.

During this time we have helped hundreds of companies across a range of industries and over 100 of them have become members of the MTC.

Reference Checks and Security Checks (where applicable)

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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