Lead Materials Technology Engineer – Aluminium

Would you like being a part of shaping the future solutions for a sustainable transport and infrastructure industry? Do you like working with materials technology projects and continuously having an open dialogue with your stakeholders? Do you enjoy teamwork and developing yourself and others to meet future challenges? Then take the opportunity to join the exciting journey we are sailing on when creating the future solutions for our customers as well as building a sustainable working environment characterized by trust, openness and wellbeing.

This is us, your new colleagues

At Volvo Materials Technology in Gothenburg, we are a team of about 30 passionate engineers who enjoy what we do. Our team is built by teamwork and engagement, having fun together and supporting each other in our daily work. Materials Technology is organized within the department Verification, Testing and Materials Technology. We are a global expert function serving Volvo Group and selected external customers in the field of applied materials technology. We offer competence and development resources for product and process development. We have a modern and well-equipped laboratory for material analyses and for testing of materials properties. Our specialists work globally in the whole product lifecycle from early phase development to maintenance. In our team, we value the strength given by differences in background, knowledge, age, gender, and nationality.

This is what you will do
You will be part of the cast materials team and you will act as technical expert for cast aluminium. You will together with the team be responsible for defining state-of-the art technology and identify future trends within the area of cast materials, as well as driving innovation and generation of intellectual properties. You are supposed to develop and provide trainings in and outside our organization and act as a mentor. To be successful in this role you are a business oriented person who enjoys working cross-functionally and building relationships. Taking own initiatives and driving the assignments forward is natural for you. You will manage and perform material investigation projects, perform failure analyses and write engineering reports with analysis and recommendations for decisions. You are also expected to take part in continuous improvements of the laboratory, such as equipment responsibility and method development.
The position is based in Gothenburg. Travel may be needed occasionally.

Who are you? Are we a perfect match?
We believe you are a person with great people skills, who enjoys developing teams and yourself, as well as interacting with customers. You have a positive mind-set and can-do attitude, with good communication skills. We work together and therefore we see that you enjoy collaborating with others. As a person, you are solution-oriented and enjoy using your analytical side.
Other qualifications are:
  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in materials science within the area of metallic materials.
  • At least 5 years of experience within the area of metallic materials. At least 2 years of experience of work with cast aluminium.
  • Knowledge within the whole field of cast aluminium technology, in the use of relevant laboratory equipment and development of methods for examination and testing. Experience in determination of failure mechanisms and failure modes.
  • Experience within development of cast aluminium components. Experience and knowledge about semi-solid casting is an advantage.
  • Since you will give recommendations and input to component development, manufacturing and technical documentation a background from automotive industry and in mechanical engineering applications is a strong advantage.
  • English proficiency, both written and spoken.
What can we offer?
You get an opportunity to work together with highly skilled and supportive colleagues in an exciting, global environment that provides opportunities to develop both professionally and personally. Our daily work is performed in an international environment allowing interaction with highly committed colleagues from different cultures. We trust each other and act as a team, stay close to the product and provide opportunities for professional and personal growth. This is where you fit right in!
We look forward to receiving your application!

If you have any questions, please get in touch:

Sead Canovic, Manager Cast Materials and New Technologies, phone +46 31 323 64 82

Kindly note that due to GDPR, we will not accept applications via mail. Please use our career site.

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