SANDVIK Hyperion in Barcelona, Spain is looking for
R&D Engineer - Materials testing and Characterization
Sandvik Hyperion is a global, full-line provider of innovative cemented carbide, diamond and cubic boron nitride solutions. We enable our customers to improve business performance with effective and wear-resistant tools, applications and components in hard and super-hard materials.
During 2017, Sandvik Hyperion will establish a new Carbide Research & Development Centre in Barcelona, Spain. This R&D Centre will include a new laboratory building with state-of-the-art equipment and aims to employ researchers focused on developing next generation materials, products and process technologies to support the business. It will serve as the core technology enabler, supporting a decentralised product development activity already operating in the production units.
Working at Sandvik Hyperion in Barcelona will give you the chance to work with product development and materials processing using advanced equipment and technology. You will develop good contacts with our production units strategically positioned around the globe and also with research institutes and universities.
The Role
The role will involve:
  • Method development and execution of tests, which are relevant to in-service conditions, in order to characterize cemented carbides and predict their performance in a wide range of applications.
  • Connecting material properties to performance and customer demands.
  • Investigation of in-service wear, damage and fracture of products following use.
  • Supporting development of novel products across our diverse range of applications.
  • Producing new ideas, approaches or insights and seeking opportunities for improvement.
  • Working in an international team and liaising directly with suppliers/customers on technical issues.
  • Collaborating with Universities and other external research centres.
  • Ensuring ‘Fair play’ and Health-Safety-Environmental procedures are followed.
Your Profile
The successful candidate will:
  • Possess an MSc, preferably a PhD, in a relevant Engineering discipline.
  • Have at least three years of relevant experience of tribology, wear, fracture and other in-service damage of composite materials, preferably of cemented carbides.
  • Have relevant experience in materials testing and test development as well as investigation of failure modes of products.
  • Have successfully supported product improvement/development through analysis of in-service damage and translation of this to material requirements.
  • Be quality and results orientated.
  • Possess good inter-personal and communication skills with experience of working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Have a good command of oral and written English.
The following would be advantageous:
  • Have relevant experience of metallurgy and/or powder processing and characterization, preferably in powder metallurgy, especially cemented carbides
  • Experience of designing and developing process tooling, test rigs and fixtures as well as an understanding of sensors and instrumentation including computer interfaces.
  • Have relevant experience of numerical simulation techniques such as FEM as well as knowledge of CAD/CAM/CAE.
  • Have the ability to travel occasionally.
Send your application no later than on 15thof January. Apply on Sandvik's intranet, Job ID: 348576. For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services, Nuria Mestres.
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering advanced products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We have world-leading positions in selected areas - tools for metal cutting, equipment and tools for the mining and construction industries, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. In 2014 the Group had about 47,000 employees and representation in approximately 130 countries, with sales of about 89,000 million SEK.
Deadline: 15 Jan 2017
Job-ID: 348576