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Operations Specialist - Laboratory Internship

  • Type Internship
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Location Broughton, United KingdomBroughtonGBMilton KeynesMK10
  • Posted
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  • INTERNEngineeringAerospace & defence

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Airbus Operations Ltd.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

Start date: 1st July 2019

Duration: 12 Months

Within the domain of Quality Assurance the Materials Laboratories at Airbus Operations Limited supports the whole of Broughton Site and our external customers and suppliers with regards to three specific work areas;

• Mechanical

Carrying out all testing of a mechanical nature in addition to the control of heat treatments and performance checks of equipment. Typical testing such as tensile, shear, on aluminium, steel and carbon fibre composite

• Chemical

Control of chemical processes, analysis of factory effluent, environmental testing and advice, testing of a chemical nature and associated performance checks of equipment.

• Metallurgical

Investigation of product / material non-conformance, predominantly aluminium and CFRP materials, approval of specialist manufacturing personnel, inspection for machine abuse and assessment of suppliers technical capabilities.

The department is at the forefront of todays technological needs and instrumentations such as FTIR, ICP, IC, DSC 3D microscopes and SEMs are predominant in our environment.

Tasks & accountabilities

To undertake investigations with regards to Surface Engineering and Materials Science disciplines. Predominantly working with Aluminum materials however knowledge of steels, titanium and composites appreciated.

Project is anticipated to be centered on (1) corrosion evaluation and root cause nature on aluminium materials and also the (2) effects of chemical anodising on aluminium materials.

Interface with Operational Teams and integrate with support functions.

Gather data through interviews, experiments and investigations

To deliver a full report and presentation on the project(s) in line with Customer and, if appropriate, University Guidelines. 

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills

You must be an undergraduate for the full duration of the placement studying towards a degree in Materials Science, Surface Engineering or similar.

Good team worker and communicator

Metallurgical Knowledge 

Use of Scanning Electron Microscopes an advantage

Up to date knowledge of Microsoft Packages or Google Suite

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