Graduate Opportunity

Powder/Particle Research Engineer (Fixed Term Contract)

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Our Johnson Matthey Technology Centre in Billingham is recruiting for a Powder/Particle Research Engineer to join the team on a 12 month fixed-term contract.

In this role, you will work in the context of particle technology, with special emphasis on the characterisation of the flow behaviour of powders using different techniques.  You will be responsible for the execution and interpretation of lab experiments, as well as documentation and communication of the results. This role is a great opportunity for a recent graduate who has participated in projects on particle technology, experience with characterisation techniques for powder flowability such as shear testing and powder rheometry, familiarity with hopper design procedures.

In addition to the above, you will also contribute to the implementation of new powder characterisation techniques, which might require building small rigs, e.g. to measure triboelectric charge (generated by impact, friction, etc. at varying velocity), pneumatic transport regimes/velocity, saltation velocity, dynamic angle of repose at high temperature (small rotating drums), erosion propensity, surface energy.

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Key responsibilities

  • Follow JM code of ethics and safety standards
  • Plan and carry out the experimental work in a safe, efficient and professional manner
  • Attend and participate in all the required internal training programme and EHS compulsory activities
  • Undertake experimental powder flow characterisation work to inform plant design decisions (70% of time)
  • Working towards implementing new powder characterisation tool within JM and conduct literature review to develop relevant understanding
  • Maintaining a high standard of housekeeping in laboratory areas
  • Communicating results and their analysis to colleagues via reports and presentation

Are you the ideal candidate?

You will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in Chemical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Physics or a related discipline
  • Experience in projects relevant to the particle technology area
  • Experience in building small rigs
  • Some familiarity with coding and statistical data analysis
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively
  • Analytical and teamwork skills

How to apply:

Internal applicants should advise their line manager before applying. If you would like to apply please complete an online application form.

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