Graduate Opportunity

Automotive Emissions Test Engineer

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Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 100 company, is a global leader in sustainable technologies specialising in catalysis, precious metal products, chemicals and process technology.  With operations in over 30 countries, we employ more than 13,000 people.  Johnson Matthey uses science to make the world cleaner and healthier. Over the past two centuries we have built our reputation and place as a global leader through quality, integrity, and innovation.  Today, more than 93% of the group's sales come from products and services which provide sustainability benefits through the positive impact they have on the environment, resource efficiency and human health, but that’s not enough.  We have ambitious plans for growth and need talented individuals to help shape and lead us into our next century.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Engineer or Chemist to join the Synthetic Catalyst Activity Testing (SCAT) Department in our world-class Technology Centre in Royston.  The key activity of the Department is running activity tests on laboratory-scale test rigs of a wide range of automotive catalysts, in the early stages of the development process. Work is under the guidance of a Senior Engineer with a multi skilled team of Engineers and Technicians who provide expert emissions testing services, enabling the performance of Johnson Matthey’s automotive emissions control products to be accurately assessed. This is a fantastic opportunity to become a key member of a core engineering team, that helps enhance value for our customers and Johnson Matthey.

Inspiring science, enhancing life

Our vision is for a world that's cleaner and healthier, today and for future generations.

Key responsibilities

  • You will carry out catalysts testing to support the development of catalysts in order to comply with customer and legislative requirements, whilst ensuring that the requirements of Health and Safety regulations, departmental procedures and quality systems are considered at all times.
  • You will analyse data from catalyst testing and ensure high quality information is derived from the test.
  • You will develop your knowledge of state-of-the-art equipment, such as catalyst testing rigs and emissions analysers (e.g. FTIR, Mass Spectrometry, In-line Gas Analysers) to provide support and guidance.
  • You will carry out modifications in equipment and processes, which will allow the continual improvement in the work we do.

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • A Mechanical, Automotive or Chemical Engineering degree, or equivalent Science qualification and professional experience.
  • A good technical knowledge of relevant engineering concepts along with a good practical mechanical aptitude. Experience on Heterogenous Catalysis and/or catalyst testing rigs would be beneficial however technical training will be provided.
  • An analytical approach and the ability to interpret technical data are essential, along with basic technical report writing skills.
  • No previous experience in catalytic testing is required, but you should demonstrate a keenness to learn about rigs and exhaust emissions analysis.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability communicate with people of all levels.
  • Excellent ability to prioritise your workload and ability to adapt to changing priorities with a positive and flexible attitude.
  • Good IT skills particularly using Microsoft Office software package to enable validation of test data and identify and diagnose equipment faults. Experience with VBA and Macro writing will be beneficial.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Royston (Hertfordshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical
  • Science

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