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Metallurgist - Placement Student

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We are looking for a technically-minded Metallurgist – Placement Student to join our team specialising in quality to have a great opportunity to work in a materials laboratory that examines a broad range of materials and processes for our Power Systems business segment in Daventry . During your placement with us, you will learn how a major global organisation operates, gaining the tools and exposure you will need to become an expert in the industry and power your potential!

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Working within the Quality Department reporting to the team’s Metallurgist;

  • Liaise and collaborate with Quality, Engineering and Production teams on metallurgical issues;

  • Carry out metallurgical investigations to help provide root cause failure analysis and drive corrective actions;

  • Investigate and report on engine component failures to determine whether they were caused by metallurgical issues;

  • Support the plant with metallurgical production-related issues;

  • Assist the Quality Test and Quality Customer teams with problem-solving relating to Engine Testing and Customer Quality issues.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Currently studying towards a Bachelor or Master’s degree or equivalent in Metallurgy or Materials Engineering and not graduating this academic year;

  • General knowledge of physical metallurgy, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy and processes such as steelmaking, casting, forging, welding and joining etc. gained during studies;

  • Well organised, flexible, independent, able to prioritise work, but enjoy working together and within the team;

  • Sound analytical capabilities (preferably have some previous laboratory experience) and possess good time management and communication skills.

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East Midlands