Material Development Engineer Job No: BS/EP/MDE
Location: Kent Contract Type: Permanent
Posted: 20/04/2022

Job Title: Material Development Engineer

Location: Mid Kent

Our client, a well-respected family business, are looking for an experienced Material Development Engineer to help drive and deliver new ideas into their existing and new product ranges.

Duties include:

  • Researching and testing both technical materials and fabrics, and sustainable materials and fabrics.
  • Evaluating materials' suitability for live New Product Development furniture projects.
  • Researching new suppliers, manufacturers, and processes.
  • Managing materials-based projects, including new product launches.
  • Working effectively and collaboratively across multiple projects and cross-functional teams simultaneously, both internally and externally.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualification to degree level in a relevant subject, such as Materials/ Design Engineering/ Industrial Design.
  • Experience in materials research and development, with a solid understanding of raw materials, including fabrics, coated fabrics, polymers, advanced composites, fire retardants and finishing processes.
  • Experience in furniture design and manufacture.
  • A collaborative, entrepreneurial, pro-active approach.
  • Great verbal and written communication skills.
  • Passion for sustainability.
  • Strong research presentation and Excel skills.

This is a great opportunity to make an impact on the future direction and development of an established business who value and support their staff.

If you feel you meet the above criteria, please apply online for immediate consideration.

This role is being handled by Emily Powell, Head of Business Support for Pearson Whiffin Recruitment.

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