Materials Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Engineering

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Materials Skills List in Engineering

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Materials role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Materials job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 30% of Materials job descriptions contained mechanical as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

mechanical
30%
manufacturing
26%
engineering
26%
r&d
23%
materials
23%
metallurgist
19%
maintenance
19%
calibration
15%
metallurgy
15%
consultant
15%
power
15%
power plant
15%
process plant
15%
surrey
15%
ukas
15%
electronic
12%
new product introduction
12%
npi
12%
repair
12%
research & development
12%
root cause analysis
12%
technical ceramics
12%
ndt
12%
mechatronic
12%
engineer
12%
uxbridge
12%
electrical
12%
destructive testing
12%
automotive
12%
graduate
12%
industrial
12%
academic
12%
research
12%
scientific
12%
fault finding
12%
continuous improvements
12%
commercial
12%
business growth
12%
rolling
12%
maritime
12%
forging
12%
defence
12%
casting
12%
material
12%
welding
8%
metals
8%
quality
8%
aerospace engineering
8%
aluminium
8%
mrp
8%
erp
8%
manufacturer
8%
standards
4%
service management
4%
plant hire
4%
improvement
4%
mhe
4%
cost management
4%
complaint management
4%
client meetings
4%
budget management
4%
process
4%
methodologies
4%
investigation
4%
iso
4%
chemical
4%
audits
4%
testing
4%
development
4%
stock management
4%
control
4%
iso 6506
4%
rockwell
4%
engineering discipline
4%
inspection
4%
material handling
4%
metal fabrication
4%
microsoft excel
4%
microsoft word
4%
stock control
4%
welder
4%
composite engineer
4%
composite materials
4%
manufacturing engineer
4%
materials science
4%
polymer
4%
test technician
4%
apprenticeship
4%
fabrication
4%
fabricator
4%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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