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Material Engineer

Company: Hobson Prior
Location: Lancashire
Reference: CW3116
Closing Date: 12 Mar 18
Type: Contract
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: Dependent on Experience

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Materials Engineering Manager the Senior Materials Engineer will provide a lead role in the project & validation engineering of Materials Development projects. 


Job Title: Senior Material Engineer 

DEPARTMENT: Coatings Development 

REPORTS TO: Materials Engineering Manager 


Reporting to the Materials Engineering Manager the Senior Materials Engineer will provide a lead role in the project & validation engineering of Materials Development projects. 

• Consolidation and validation of Project Plans and deliverables. 
• Manage communication and work commitments with teams’ external to the core team. 
• Facilitate technical problem resolution through the application of best practice tools such as 8-D, DMAIC, etc. 
• Define process outputs, transfer functions, process inputs. Understand sources of variation and inference spaces. Implement process characterization and input control to attain true process validation 
• Understand Validation, Process and Project engineering related to job function/projects and lead the Engineering Team through these areas effectively. 
• Characterize product and process, including identification of CQA’s and CPP’s, performing DOE’s to define relationship models, documenting design space, creation of control plan. 
• Define Material Characterization using advanced analytical techniques 
• Facilitate process FMEA and ensure action follow-up and revisions as required. Utilize other QA risk analysis techniques as required to minimize potential risk during development/implementation activity. 
• Ensure that all changes and activities conform to local and corporate, statutory, legislative and regulatory requirements for GMP, HSE and Quality. 
• Ensure project changes are tracked and actioned appropriately. Implement Engineering Change Control throughout Design / Commissioning and Site Change Control during validation / production. 
• Drive Validation /Verification strategies, authoring Master Validation Plans 
• Ensure correct use of statistical QA methods for the project 
• Create and maintain an environment of innovative continuous improvement, focusing on quality, cost reduction, process development and supply. 
• Co-ordination of effective resourcing of projects and the management of individual performances to defined objectives. 


• 5 years’ min experience in a Technical Environment – Experience in the areas of polymers, coatings, biomaterials. Experience in Material Characterization (chemical/physical) and in advanced analytical techniques 
• 2 years’ min experience in Project Management 
• Track record in team leadership including strong mentoring & coaching skills demonstrated in a business environment 
• Strong communication, reporting and presentation skills 
• Previously worked with rigorous project management methodology 
• Good organizational skills and orientation to detail 
• Strong time management focus 
• Familiar and experienced in problem solving methodologies 
• Strong influencing and negotiation skills 
• Drive, energy and enthusiasm for delivering to commitments 
• Demonstrated record of strategic thinking and tactical responsiveness 
• Continuous Improvement Focus 


• Bachelor Degree level qualification in Science/Engineering or Equivalent 
• Masters in Engineering and/or Business Administration 
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Technical role 
• Proven Project Management experience (min 2 years’ experience) 
• Materials characterization experience – microscopy, chemical-physical analysis, advanced analytical techniques 
• Proven knowledge and understanding of medical device / pharmaceutical regulated industry including FDA and GMP requirements 
• Working knowledge of Quality Management Standards 
• Working Knowledge of Equipment and Process Validation 
• Six-Sigma Green Belt certified 

• Certification in Project Management and experience in the Health Care Industry 
• Proficient in Microsoft Project Management 
• Track record of project delivery 
• Extensive Statistical Engineering Expertise (SPC, DOE etc.) 
• Experience in high volume medical device manufacturing environment 






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Contact Information:

Address:  Hobson Prior International Ltd
Wellington Gate
7-9 Church Rd.
Tunbridge Wells
Tel:  01892 612 612
Fax:  01892 612 613
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