Flammability Engineer

Location UK / Down

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 1 day ago

Reference 1438684

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Flammability Engineer based in Kilkeel.

Requisition ID:  472378

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

RESPONSIBLE TO: Engineering Team Leader

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week. Hours of work will be 8:30am – 5:15pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am – 1:00pm Friday. The post holder may be required at times to work outside his/her normal working hours for the effective performance of the duties of the post


Responsible for all technical aspects of flammability relating to researching & introducing new materials and developing the understanding of flammability performance for a range of composite components used with the aircraft interiors business. 


  • Operate as the primary technical expert on the flammability of composite materials; provide technical support, both internal and external to further understanding and minimise the risk of flammability failures on all new and current programs.
  • Continually seek to evolve the state of the art in terms of composite materials and manufacturing processes and develop such through the qualification process focusing on improved flammability performance.
  • Working closely with the Engineering Teams providing subject matter expertise to ensure that developed products minimise flammability risk and meet test requirements.
  • Further the understanding of flammability certification, documentation and requirements within the Engineering Teams.
  • Drive direction, collaboration and knowledge sharing on all matters relating to flammability performance, compliance and material qualification within the wider organisation.
  • Contributing to culture of continuous improvement within the unit
  • Any other duties as required to support business needs.


Key Attributes

  • Technical Expertise; recognised subject matter expert in flammability performance and certification of composite materials.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: develop technical solutions to complex problems, making quality business decisions based on facts and implement effective corrective & preventative actions which are in line with changing business requirements.
  • Results & Execution; consistently delivers against goals and objectives through managing risk and monitoring progress.
  • Communication Skills: excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to forge strong working relationships, influence and ensure buy-in at all levels to deliver program and strategic objectives.
  • Team working; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work individually or as part of a team and ensure diversity is valued.
  • Project Management; ability to initiate, develop and manage the implementation of new materials while meeting project schedules.


  • A degree qualification with a classification of 2.1 or higher in Materials, Chemistry, Aeronautical, Mechanical Engineering or related.
  • A minimum of two years working experience or three years research experience in the area of Composites, Materials, Chemistry, Engineering or related.


  • A minimum of two years working experience in the area of certification in an aerospace environment.
  • A minimum of two years working experience or three years research experience in New Product Introduction within an Engineering / Manufacturing Environment.
  • A minimum of two years project management experience from initial research to implementation.

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Closing date for online applications is  Monday 30th September 2019 at Midnight.