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Niamh Hlubek
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Materials Characterisation Scientist


Reference:Materials Characterisation Scientist Location: Galway
Qualification:DegreeExperience:3-4 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Food Scientist, Mechanical Engineer

NHL/AQUK-287433

Materials Characterisation Scientist

The role is especially focused on material science, surface morphology and deep understanding of mechanical properties of coated stacks/layers and AR coating of products. Experience in properties such as scratch hardness, Young’s modulus, indentation hardness etc. Experience in range testing instruments AFM, SEC, Ref-Index, Hardness measurement, surface contact, microscopy.


Responsibilities:

  • Improve existing or develop new mechanical test methods for performance testing on products.
  • Responsible for physical analytical equipment in terms of ensuring they are maintained and calibrated, trouble-shoot any issues, and make sure consumable supplies are available. The relevant analytical equipment includes microscopes, Microhardness, nanoindentor, and scratch tester, SEM, surface energy, Filmetrics and tensile instruments.
  • Provide training and oversight to R&D and production laboratory personnel to ensuring good understanding and correct operation of analytical equipment.
  • Support R&D and other functions in performing mechanical testing and provide technical input on Quality and engineering controls.
  • Interpret, document and effectively communicate test results. Work with the R&D product development teams as required in determining suitability of tests needed and data interpretation.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of work completed.
  • Lead the mechanical characterisation and predictive modelling of coating stacks and develop methodologies to measure properties such as hardness, creep, layer thickness, scratch to support current and NG products.
  • Develop bench methods to reflect real world wearers and transportation studies.
  • Implement measurement instrumentation to measure differentiations in similar product families for mechanical performances.


Requirements:
  • Minimum Level 8 qualification in Materials, Physics, or Analytical Sciences
  • At least 3 years industrial experience in a similar role.
  • Good knowledge in Mechanical engineering with material science.
  • Skilled in presenting and disseminating technical data to senior management
  • Curious and rigorous person, and have a major ability for problem solving
  • Knowledge of operating and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • An interest in new test method development
  • Knowledge of quality control systems
  • Strong team player
  • Good communication skills


Reach out to Niamh Hlubek on 0871146347 or to [email protected] for more information.