Heat Treatment Metallurgist

Yeovil, United Kingdom (UK), [001378]

Field(s) of expertise
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Job type

About this job

Leonardo Helicopters part of the multi-national Leonardo Group is a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of helicopters.  We have a great heritage and pride ourselves both on our reputation for excellence and for providing opportunities for our people.

Employment benefits include a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave, salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme, the opportunity to join an award winning pension scheme, free car parking, employee discount scheme, an on-site Occupational Health Service, flexible working, flexi-leave scheme and a generous relocation package.

Here is your chance to become part of the success story:

We are looking for a talented Heat Treatment Metallurgist to join our UK team based at our Yeovil site in the South West of England.


As a Heat Treatment Metallurgist, your main purpose is to: The Heat Treatment of Gears is critical to the operation of the Transmissions Centre of Excellence in Yeovil. All Gears are heat treated, a process which alters the structure of the steel to deliver the performance required by the Designer. This is a highly specialised process; and on the Yeovil site it is only performed within the Transmissions Centre of Excellence. The majority of gears are VITAL or Critical Grade parts.


  • Graduate in metallurgy, Material Science, or Engineering with strong metallurgical bias.
  • Experience of working in heat treatment environment with knowledge of heat treatment processes inc. carburising.
  • Experience of testing methodology inc. Tensile testing, Impact testing, Hardness testing , metallurgy and case depth management.
  • Experience of working in a company that is Nadcap accredited.
  • Willingness to be flexible and work on cross department projects and initiatives.
  • Computer literate.

Please note that applications will only be accepted if you are eligible to live and work in the UK. We are not a Tier 2 Visa sponsoring Company.  This role may also require the successful candidate to hold full UK MoD Security Clearance.

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