Materials Engineer I in Hickory, North Carolina at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 9/19/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance. 

THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING:

  • Fortune 500 manufacturing and technology organization with significant investment in R&D and Innovation
  • Rich history with over 150 years of significant growth and innovation
  • Expanding global footprint in North America, South America, Europe and Asia
  • Industry leader within all 8 divisions and leader in each
  • Known for growing talent internally and promoting internally
  • Culture: Highly collaborative, teamwork-oriented environment
  • Growth: Make an immediate impact in this high visibility role

WHAT THEY OFFER YOU:

  • Opportunity: Ability to drive change within organization with a focus on process improvement
  • Stability: Strong executive leadership team investing in its talent and elevating the global footprint

WHERE THIS POSITION IS LOCATED:

  • Hickory, North Carolina 

WHY THIS ROLE IS IMPORTANT:

  • Participate in project teams, providing polymer materials fundamental understanding and development support
  • Lead materials-focused development work in support of long-term R&D goals.
  • Conduct research, propose experiments and analyze data to test hypotheses to enhance understanding of products and processes and to provide Corning with inventive solutions toward new development efforts.
  • Identify and investigate new polymer compounds for cost reductions and new products introductions
  • Balance hands-on work related activities with technical leadership related activities
  • Collaborate with research and manufacturing functions throughout product development cycle
  • Guide technicians in Materials Test Lab to develop new test methods.
  • Communicate and document results
  • Maintain strong interaction with polymer people located in US, Germany, and Poland
  • Assist and/or lead product development projects (globally) to accomplish design and cost reduction goals.
  • Interface with suppliers and procurement to test and evaluate new materials,analytical equipment and services. Work with suppliers to resolve problems with materials as well as maintain relationship with suppliers to stay abreast of new material availability.

THE BACKGROUND THAT FITS:

Recent college graduates meeting the required education, knowledge and skills will be considered and would not required to meet years of experience requirements. Recent graduate's bill rates are expected to be presented to reflect this lack of experience.

Years and Area of Experience Required of all other candidates who are not recent college graduates but meet education requirements:

Desired Skills:

  • Hands on experience with polymer characterization methods such as rheometry, DMA, DSC, TGA, TMA and mechanical testing
  • Ability to work within a multicultural team environment
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Expected to bring enthusiasm and innovative spirit
  • Likes to present achievements and is open for constructive discussions
  • Structure-property knowledge of polyolefins & thermoplastic elastomers
  • Experience in the extrusion of foamed thermoplastic materials
  • Hands on experience with extrusion and injection molding
  • Experience with thermoplastic polymer compounds
  • Participate in project teams, providing polymer materials fundamental understanding and development support
  • Lead materials-focused development work in support of long-term R&D goals.
  • Conduct research, propose experiments and analyze data to test hypotheses to enhance understanding of products and processes and to provide Corning with inventive solutions toward new development efforts.
  • Identify and investigate new polymer compounds for cost reductions and new products introductions
  • Balance hands-on work related activities with technical leadership related activities
  • Collaborate with research and manufacturing functions throughout product development cycle
  • Guide technicians in Materials Test Lab to develop new test methods.
  • Communicate and document results
  • Maintain strong interaction with polymer people located in US, Germany, and Poland
  • Assist and/or lead product development projects (globally) to accomplish design and cost reduction goals.
  • Interface with suppliers and procurement to test and evaluate new materials,analytical equipment and services. Work with suppliers to resolve problems with materials as well as maintain relationship with suppliers to stay abreast of new material availability.
  • BS or MS in polymer science and engineering.
  • 2-3 yrs work experience minimum in product development or product testing
  • Knowledge/experience in polymer science, basic understanding of polymer structure-property relationships
  • Ability to develop new test methods for in-depth product characterization
  • Ability to apply fundamental understanding & scientific principles to solve technical problems and identify product solutions