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    Job Description
    TitleSpacecraft Materials and Process Engineer
    Job codeJR10161223
    Job posted on24/01/2023
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description


    Airbus pioneers sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. The Company constantly innovates to provide efficient and technologically-advanced solutions in aerospace, defence, and connected services. In commercial aircraft, Airbus offers modern and fuel-efficient airliners and associated services. Airbus is also a European leader in defence and security and one of the world's leading space businesses. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions and services worldwide.



    A vacancy for a Materials Engineer has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space to work on space flight hardware in Stevenage, within the Materials Department. 

    You will have the opportunity to work on unique projects, such as Mars Sample Return Earth Return Orbiter, Biomass, Eurostar Neo and OneSat.

    You will provide technical solutions to materials related issues which arise during the design, manufacture and test of flight hardware and the team mission of ensuring correct materials qualification for mission specific requirements. 


    Tasks and Accountabilities

    With your knowledge and experience in Materials Engineering, you will be routinely sought by both Design and Manufacturing teams, as will the identification of new materials and processes for future applications. The focus of the role will be at spacecraft level activities. 

    This means that you will be the interface with customers such as the European Space Agency (ESA). 

    This requires a good understanding of a range of spacecraft equipment, their sub-systems and related materials and process technologies. A strong understanding of metallic, non-metallic and organics is essential.

    Working within a team of specialists or individually, you will interface with people at all levels – Shop Floor, Project Teams, through to Management and Customers.

    Provide leadership in the choice of Materials and Processes (M&P) to the Project Team.

    Critique qualification, test plans and data analysis of data and approve test reports

    Support non-conformances which will include investigations into failures

    Support to R&D activities

    Propose and implement activities which will contribute to the M&P improvement plan

    Authorise changes to Parts Materials and Processes (PMP) documents

    Chair Materials and Process Review Boards (MPCB) and manage technical performance of subcontractors, suppliers and in-house manufacturing

    Provide M&P leadership to the Project Team at various Project review milestones (Spacecraft level PDR, CDR, QAR etc.)

    Support, coach and guide junior Materials Engineers, Graduates and Interns

    Compile database of qualified Materials and Processes used in the manufacture of satellites.


    Experience and Skills

    You will ideally hold a Materials Science, Physics degree or related degree.

    Experience working as a Materials and Processing Engineer is essential as in knowledge of properties and applications of metallic, non-metallics and organic materials for use in a space environment

    You will also have strong communication and interpersonal skills with experience of working in customer facing roles

    Knowledge of reasons for choosing M&P for space/aerospace applications.

    Demonstrable skill for conducting qualification test programmes for specific applications.

    Demonstrable experience of various joining methods (welding, soldering, brazing, adhesive bonding).

    Working knowledge of surface treatments/finishes

    Practical application of Spacecraft Parts Materials and Processes (PMP) requirements - ECSS.Q.ST.70C

    Able to analyse and interpret data, draw conclusions and make recommendations

    Facilitation skills for leading problem solving and risk analysis

    Fluent English is required.


    Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.


    What Airbus can offer you

    Airbus has a Hybrid Working policy, 60% working in the office and 40% working from home. Airbus Stevenage also benefits from a brand new office built in 2021!

    We have an ever growing list of company benefits and these are just some that are included: 

    Competitive salary

    Annual success share

    25 days plus 8 bank holidays (there is the opportunity to purchase additional holidays)

    37 hour week + flexible working hours

    Life assurance

    Contributory pension of up to 8%

    Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave 

    Strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.


    Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

    Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can share this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc.

    Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.


    This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


    Contact information
    CompanyAirbus Defence and Space
    Contact nameHR Dept
    Address37, boulevard de Montmorency
    Emailplease use above link to apply

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