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Head of Composites

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH123396
  • Location: Wales, Monmouthshire
  • Sector: Mechanical Design and Systems, Aerospace
  • Salary: £55000 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
  • Date posted: 11/04/2018
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Job Title: Head of Composites
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 p.a + benefits
Location: Monmouthshire

My client is looking for someone to be the figurehead of their Composites division. The successful candidate must have quantifiable leadership skills and experience of managing a multi-skilled team consisting of multiple Composite Design, Manufacturing and Production Engineers.


*Point of contact for corporate Composite customers
*Lead the composite team to optimise and develop existing composites
*Conduct trade studies (Design for Manufacture) to validate the choice of composite and
manufacturing method in conjunction with the Chief Engineer
*Work closely with Industrialisation and ME to optimise tooling processes to make composites fit for purpose
*Conduct and maintain a technical / capability audits for both internal and external facilities and supply chain
*Attend conferences and exhibitions in order to gain an insight into cutting edge technologies that can be implemented into the current product portfolio
*Assess the potential of emerging technologies and analyse technology trends
*Liaise with business functions to support composite activities and ensure security of supply

Key Skills/requirements

*Degree from a relevant field such as Materials Science, Mechanical, Aerospace etc
*Thorough understanding the mechanics and processing of polymer matrix composites
*Have knowledge in design of mechanical components and experience of product/process/materials development
*Be able to identify defects associated with manufacturing and how to challenge the manufacturing process
*A good understanding of material allowable and the certification process as defined in the Rouchon pyramid
*A competent communicator / presenter with proven interpersonal skills and the ability to develop good working relationships

If you are interested in being considered for the aforementioned Head of Composites role then please do submit an application.

Spencer Ogden is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.