Manufacturing Laboratory Materials Lead
The Turbines Manufacturing Laboratory team validates and controls the casting and special processes that are used to manufacture nickel superalloy turbine components across the domestic supply chain. An opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Laboratory Materials Lead to join us. For this role, you will be based in the Derby laboratory but will be required to support all Turbines manufacturing facilities. You will create the special processes behind the manufacturing process and will provide materials/metallurgy expertise to enable process improvement and lead problem solving investigations. You will also be required to provide coaching and support to the developing members of the laboratory team. The Manufacturing Laboratory are involved with a wide range of exciting materials and processes, including chemical composition and mechanical testing of nickel superalloys, single crystal casting, heat treatment, electro-discharge machining, laser machining, advance grinding processes, TIG welding and many advanced coating processes. At Rolls-Royce, we deliver the best jet engines in the world. Through intelligent innovation and a collaborative approach, we're putting our customers at the forefront of the aviation industry - and we'll keep them there. Our product portfolio powers more than 35 types of commercial aircraft, and with over 13,000 engines in-service around the world, we?re keeping the world flying. Key Accountabilities Providing technical support on materials and Special Process activities. Providing coaching and materials leadership to develop the technical expertise of the Manufacturing Laboratory. Approving First/Last Article Inspection Report on behalf of the materials function. Approving inspection quality specifications (RQSCs), process data cards/procedures, process or stage drawings and Methods of Manufacture. Sitting on Local Change Authority boards to specify validation requirements and approve fixed process change requests. Carrying out materials characterisation using SEM EDAX and more advanced techniques with our university partners. Carrying out metallographic analysis to validate, improve and trouble shoot casting, machining and coating processes. Carrying out special process audits (including hosting NUCAP audits). Interpreting design and engineering requirements and ensuring shop processes remain in compliance. Bridging Materials and Manufacturing engineering functions to improve manufacturing efficiencies from a deep understanding of the processes. Qualifications Essential: - Aerospace or defence materials background. - Ability to lead the development of materials and Special Process activities. - Ability to create technical packs and documentation for the creation and improvement of - Ability to deal with ambiguity. - Time management skills. Desirable: - Experience of special process audits (NUCAP). - Ability to use metallographic analysis to validate. - Nickel superalloy and single crystal metallurgy experience. - Degree in metallurgy, materials engineering, chemical or equivalent. We offer excellent development prospects, along with a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include bonus, childcare vouchers, employee support assistance and employee discounts. At Rolls-Royce, we focus on the future in every sense. We continually break new ground with integrated power and propulsion solutions that are technologically advanced and create better power for a changing world. Create the performance of the future. Join us and you'll develop your skills and expertise to the very highest levels, working in an international environment for a company known the world over for excellence and innovation. Trusted to deliver excellence. We are an equal opportunities employer.