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Manufacturing Process Engineer- Polymers

August 30, 2019

Blatchford is a world leading rehabilitation provider with clinical expertise in prosthetics, orthotics, special seating and wheelchairs. We design and manufacture the multi award-winning Endolite range of lower limb prostheses and provide clinical services to the NHS, military and patients internationally. With 128 years of innovation and expertise behind us, we produce the world’s most advanced microprocessor artificial limbs.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Process Engineer who specialises in Polymers, to join our industry leading research and development team based in our rapidly growing facility in Basingstoke.

Working as a Polymers Manufacturing Process Engineer will encompass developing, maintaining and improving production processes for elastomeric moulded products, specifically polyurethane foam and silicone elastomers.

Prosthetics and Orthotics is a unique and bespoke industry, therefore this is a great opportunity for the successful engineer to work with award winning products, working with the very best engineers in the industry, to really support manufacturing.

Responsibilities of the Polymers Manufacturing Process Engineer:

  • Day to day technical support for elastomeric/polymeric manufacturing processes.
  • Developing new and best practice methods for moulded elastomeric manufacture to support the new product implementation process.
  • Designing experiments and preparing material / process test reports as part of project technical files.
  • Management and support of sub-contract manufacture.
  • Developing in-line NPD QC checks.

Requirements of the Polymers Manufacturing Process Engineer:

A strong background in planning, developing and supporting processes for silicone and/or foam moulded products and of polymer/moulding manufacturing techniques is essential. Experience in project planning and commissioning of new production plant is also essential.

Ideally, candidates will be qualified at a minimum of degree level in materials / process engineering or equivalent.

The successful candidate will have good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team. You will have a ‘hands on’ approach, with a flexible, positive and professional working style. You will have the ability to manage priorities and work proactively and efficiently, with strong problem solving skills and excellent attention to detail.

Most of all we are looking for someone who is passionate and motivated to do a great job.

Benefits of becoming the Polymers Manufacturing Process Engineer:

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and the opportunity to work in a unique manufacturing environment, as part of a dynamic R&D team, to drive the success of our award-winning organisation.

How to apply?

If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Polymers Manufacturing Process Engineer, then please apply now!

Please apply by sending your CV to the Recruitment Team on or contact Laura Mann HR Advisor on the same email for more information

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