Materials Technology Engineer (Painting %26 Coatings)

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Materials Technology Engineer (Painting & Coatings)

We have an exciting opportunity working on our Dreadnought submarine programme as part of the non-metallics team which provides the coating and materials assessment. We currently have a vacancy for a Materials Technology Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Materials Technology Engineer, you will be working with a wide range of materials and anything non-metallic on the boat with the Dreadnought programme being a huge focus, you will be working with the corrosion transversal lead and operations and quality function team.

This role will provide you with a variety of daily activities, from in-service support to design and concept activities, problem solving, as well as research and technology work. You will have the potential for career progression, which could include Principal Engineer, Technologist or Engineering Manager.

Your main responsibilities as a Materials Technology Engineer (Painting & Coatings) will involve:

Supporting operations in delivering coating and corrosion preservation

Managing the paint schedule for astute and dreadnought project

Managing notifications and queries from the shop floor, system owners and suppliers

Taking on Research and Technology activities within corrosion area including coating testing

Supporting the Marine Paint Forum, interfacing with MOD external customer

Your skills and qualifications Materials Technology Engineer (Painting & Coatings):


Qualified to degree level (BEng/BSc) in materials science, chemistry or equivalent

Desirable Skills:

Laboratory testing experience

Knowledge of marine environment

Paint inspection knowledge awareness or qualification

Corrosion testing knowledge or experience must be demonstrable

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual and a good communicator who is able to work effectively with a range of stakeholders.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.