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Metallurgical/Materials Engineer - FTC

Location Peterborough
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Fixed Term - Temporary
Requisition ID R0000090669

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Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title: Metallurgical/Materials Engineer

Term: Fixed Term Contract: 2 Years

Salary: £42,120 - £42,500 (Depending on Experience)

Location : Peterborough, Cambridgeshire       

Benefits:  25 days annual leave,    

                 Up to 10% bonus

                 Contributory pension scheme - Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution Up to 10%

                 Contributory share scheme - Caterpillar will match 50% of the employee's contribution

                 CAT Advantage High Street Discount App

Relocation and/or VISA Sponsorship is not offered with this opportunity

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business. 

Who is Caterpillar? What do we do?

Caterpillar is a world leader in construction and mining equipment—creating innovative, cutting-edge products and services that help our customers build the world around us. With that level of impact comes the platform to care for the world, we work in. That’s why we lead sustainable green initiatives to preserve the environment, help reduce poverty with the Caterpillar Foundation and stay involved in the communities we help build.

What will Caterpillar do for you?

From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar: helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance and the growth opportunities you expect with a Fortune 100 company.

You power our success and we are committed to empowering yours. After all, when your work can impact the entire world, it’s important to do work that matters.

The Opportunity

We have a fixed term 2-year opportunity for a skilled Metallurgical/Materials Engineer to join our team in Peterborough.

In this role, you will provide materials engineering support to all of Caterpillar’s UK facilities, which provides the opportunity of being involved in investigating a wide range of different materials in multiple applications

Whilst this is a technical role, you will also be required to build collaborative partnerships across the Caterpillar UK facilities to provide feedback and insights to both internal and external audiences.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

As a Metallurgical / Materials Engineer in Caterpillar you will:

  • Partner with and provide technical guidance to other teams

  • Gather relevant information, compare, and contrast data; identify relationships to support you to predict and identify failures. 

  • Provide analysis back into the business; his could be impactful analysis that may affect the work group or project team, suppliers, multiple units, and both internal and external customers.  This insight will have significant impact on warranty, total cost of non-quality, customer perception, costs, sales, and the leveraging of technology.

Skills and Experience:

Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • Materials Science/Metallurgy degree and/or substantive practical working experience within a material analysis lab environment

  • Metallurgical / materials Evaluation of new products, processes, or systems;

  • Engaging communicator; able to convey technical analysis to both technical and non-technical colleagues

  • Providing technical guidance on product and process maintenance

  • Competent Identifying metallurgical / materials manufacturing defects and making process improvement recommendations

Candidates may have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • Experience of working in an ISO17025 Accredited Laboratory

  • Experience of corrosion testing

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting


Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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