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As a result of continued growth and new product development, Innovative Technology is looking for highly motivated, passionate individuals to join our expanding team.
If you are a visionary in your field and unafraid to challenge the status quo, you could be exactly what we need to fulfil our goal of revolutionising the cash handling industry.

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Graduate Materials Scientist

  • Location: Oldham, UK
  • Department: Research
  • Closing date: 9th January 2017


Would you like to be in good company, with other like-minded, smart people?

Are you looking for a clear growth path, to keep you busy and challenged?


We’re Innovative…


At Innovative Technology we’re a global market leader in the design and manufacture of cash validation devices and processing services. We’ve over 300 employees at 10 locations across five continents, with around 120 based in our state-of-the-art head office at the Innovative Business Park in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

New product Research & Development is primarily undertaken here in the UK, from data and materials science, through to software, mechanical and electronic engineering. As a key member of the team you’ll be involved in the full product lifecycle, putting you at the heart of the development journey.

As a result of our continued international growth and new product development, Innovative Technology is looking for passionate individuals to join our highly-successful, expanding team. If you’re a visionary in your field and unafraid to challenge the status quo, you could be exactly what we need to fulfil our goal of revolutionising the cash handling industry.

At Innovative Technology we strive to be the best at what we do and are proud of our track record of innovation and growth, so it’s great to be recognised for our achievements and success. Recent accolades include The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade, The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 and being listed in the London Stock Exchange 1000 companies to inspire Britain.

You’ll find us on the edge of the Pennines and less than half an hour from central Manchester, with great local amenities and transport links on our doorstep. On-site we’ve modern, open-plan offices, a rapid prototype workshop and development laboratory, which along with our friendly and hardworking culture should help you feel right at home. 


Our Opportunity


As a result of our continued growth we’ve a new and exciting opportunity for a graduate level Materials Scientist to join our ever-expanding and dynamic team of scientists and engineers. The role of Materials Scientist is to ensure we’re using the most modern and innovative materials especially composites, polymers and metallic alloys in our industry leading devices.

In this role you’ll utilise your proven qualifications and possible commercial experience to solve real world manufacturing problems and challenges, which will involve thorough research, analysis and investigation, both internally and externally, to ensure we’re using the best materials and reducing costs.

The Materials Scientist opportunity would be ideally suited to either a fresh graduate or someone with some commercial experience, who is looking to build on their academic skills by working in a fast paced, ever-changing company. The daily challenges and variety in the role will mean two days are never the same.


Your Role


  • You’ll have sole responsibility for materials science for Innovative Technology and be the key point of contact internally and externally for all materials related queries
  • You’ll work from sets of specific requirements to research and recommend the most suitable materials for our products, factoring in durability, longevity and cost
  • You’ll liaise and build strong working relationships with our suppliers and aid operations by ensuring supplier integrity
  • You’ll be responsible for preparing samples for different types of testing used to characterise various materials’ properties and carrying out these tests



Your Skills & Experience


  • A degree or equivalent qualification in Materials Science/Polymer Science Engineering is essential
  • Experience with polymers, metallic alloys and composites is required.
  • Experience with polymer processing techniques e.g. injection moulding and extrusion is required
  • Experience with metal processing techniques such as sintering, powder metallurgy and heat treatment is desirable
  • Experience with thermal, optical and mechanical analytical techniques is desirable
  • Some commercial or placement work experience, gained in a busy, hands-on role would be an advantage
  • High levels of organisation and prioritisation abilities, with experience of problem solving
  • Willingness to travel internationally on a periodic basis


Your Package & Perk


  • £25,000 basic salary, plus annual pay reviews
  • Flexible working hours, to fit around personal commitments and give you time off when you’d like it most
  • Paid breaks, in our own state-of-the-art open-plan offices, with free hot premium drinks
  • 24 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays, for great work-life balance
  • Workplace Pension Scheme, with a 3% contribution from us
  • Private Healthcare Scheme available for you, and the option to add family members
  • Childcare Vouchers and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free onsite modern gym, staff car workshop and an active social calendar


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