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Senior Engineer - Materials Testing

Apply now Job no: 508927
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Research and Development

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

Execute materials development tests to ensure that the colour & materials content meets durability targets

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Check, prepare & test interior and exterior trim materials and related components, following the correct test standards, methods and procedures.
  • Ensure tests are planned and executed and in a timely manner, providing updates to other team members and line manager as required.
  • Record results, compile Laboratory reports, raise concerns, maintain test records.
  • Liaise with Commodity Owners & Colour and Materials Design and Commodity Teams, to obtain information about test samples.
  • To gain specialist knowledge in specific material and/or test technologies, to support departmental development activities.
  • Undertake Laboratory development activities.
  • To support the writing and update of AMES, AMETP & other Materials Development documents.
  • Ensure safe working practices are followed.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in Automotive industry (experience within other engineering sectors will also be considered)
  • Experience of Laboratory testing.
  • Experience of running small / medium size projects
  • Prior experience of leading/supervising cross-functional projects or laboratory testing is desirable
  • HNC / HND, Degree or equivalent qualification in Materials Engineering, Polymers Science, Chemistry or related subject 
  • Degree in related Engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Full Driving License
  • Travel within UK and ROW as required


  • Practical laboratory techniques
  • Knowledge of 1 or more materials types (e.g. metals, polymers, coatings, textiles)
  • Good technical & manual skills
  • Good communication skills: Able to communicate ideas clearly & concisely
  • Good time management & organisational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple demands on time & priorities
  • Capability of working under pressure
  • Knowledge of Automotive test standards
  • Practical Problem Solving (AMPS, 8D, or similar)

A successful candidate must be able to learn quickly and integrate into a successful and dynamic team, offering strong character attributes as well as the necessary knowledge and experience above.  The best candidate will be open-minded and lateral thinking in the face of stiff timing and product targets.

The successful candidate should be able to exhibit commitment to meet stretch targets.  The candidate must be proactive, manage own tasks and trust their initiative with minimum supervision to produce results in a timely manner.

Personal attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Team worker
  • Passionate & enthusiastic
  • Shows initiative

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We understand that the incredible beauty, craft and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.  We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.  Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.


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