Test And Research Engineer job in Bristol at SaintGobain Performance Plastics

Test and Research Engineer

Company: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Location: Bristol UK

Date Posted:Apr 26, 2018

At Saint-Gobain, we make small parts that make a big difference to our customers, all around the world. Our NORGLIDE® Bearing and RENCOL® Tolerance Ring solutions are custom developed in collaboration with our customers, high volume international manufacturers, to solve their engineering challenges. Every day in the Automotive, Bicycle, Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and HVAC industries, our components play a crucial role in a range of demanding applications, making manufacturer’s lives easier and improving the end user experience. You probably use products featuring our components every day!At Saint-Gobain, we believe diversity is a competitive advantage. Diversity of gender, background, ethnicity, experience and thought all enable us to develop solutions that are smarter, clearer and more effective. We like to make a big difference to our staff too. Trust in our colleagues, support for each other and flexibility are all important to us, and we’re proud to say that up to 75% of our people enjoy the benefits of flexible working hours. We are also an equal opportunities employer.Saint-Gobain encourages development for all employees and offers an exciting range of opportunities, including support with external training courses, the chance to work abroad, and support in cross-functional departmental training. Visit our website for more information. About the jobWe have an excellent opportunity for a Test & Research Engineer to join our Research & Development Team to ensure progress is made on technical core competencies and to support the teams with any testing related solutions. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to work in a supportive and forward-thinking environment and take the next step in their career.Key Job Responsibilities• Research and Development on Tribology and Metrology.• Research and Development on Heat Transfer through our products.• Coordinating consultancy and collaboration work between Saint-Gobain and external bodies.• Developing new product solutions to deliver performance benefits.• Be proficient in current and developing and commissioning new test rigs to prove out product performance.• Producing technical documents and presentation materials to summarise findings.• Contributing to the wider R&D team’s progress on strategic topics• To ensure that users of lab equipment are suitably trained and operating safelyLocationThe job is based at our site in Patchway, Bristol. About YouFor this role it is essential that you have:• Degree level qualification in mechanical engineering or other relevant technical discipline.• High aptitude in Mechanical Understanding• Experience with metrology and its application in engineering.• Knowledge and experience operating within formal standards such as ISO14001, TS16949,  ISO900, etc.• Knowledge of machining methods and technologies, including design for manufacture.It would also be great if you have• Experience using machine tools (including vertical milling and turning).• Knowledge of basic electronics and electrical systems.• Experience gained within a test laboratory environment.What we can offer youIn addition to a salary in the range of £28 - £36k pa you will have access to a great range of benefits and discounts from childcare vouchers to retirement savings. There could also be flexible working arrangements available for how you could work within this role.How can I apply?Please upload your CV to and we will be in touch to let you know the next steps. No agency responses please.Applicants must have eligibility to work in the UK. Job opening ID: 554667Closing date: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 (date of posting Wednesday 25th April 2018) View full job description
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