Materials Engineer II in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 9/22/2020

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Engineering
Date Posted: 9/22/2020

Job Description

The Materials Engineer uses polymers engineering knowledge and expertise to innovate, design and development new products and technologies and support existing products within the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

Engineering / Design

  • Research and help develop new technologies, materials, and coatings for personal protective equipment (PPE) applications for various categories like head protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection, and eye protection.
  • Review intellectual property and technical publications to identify areas of interest
  • Manage external relationships with University research teams, start-up companies, professional societies & associations and external testing experts
  • Work with other Engineers and accountable for technical elements of project execution for New Product Development (NPD) projects.
  • Help with design components and materials selection using manufacturing processes such as die castings and plastic injection molded parts
  • Review and occasionally make detail drawings and/or CAD models of components and subassemblies.
  • Conduct tool and product components teardowns; analyze competitive tool designs.
  • Exhibit vision and foresight to design for and test the extremes of a design.

Testing / Quality

  • As part of project team, contribute in development of reliability/quality tools such as critical to quality matrix (QFD), process control plans, and work instruction etc.
  • Work with reliability engineering, product management and test lab to create and review test procedures and equipment for new to company and existing product categories.
  • Work with the rapid prototype team and test lab to create and test prototypes.
  • Help design new experiments and test systems.

Project Management

  • Help identify technical risks on projects and come up with risk mitigation plans.
  • Schedule, develop agendas for, facilitate and document project meetings (technical meetings).

Manufacturing / Suppliers

  • Interacts with manufacturing plants and outside suppliers to achieve project goals.
  • Work with suppliers to develop part/product specifications that meet performance requirements.
  • Work as a technical resource to troubleshoot problems with manufacturing teams and suppliers.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering or Chemical Engineering with a focus on polymers (foams, rubbers, thermoplastics)
  • Lab and testing experience
  • Technical writing and communication experience
  • MS degree in engineering with focus on polymers/composites (bonus)
  • Experience with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) / Safety products (bonus)
  • Working knowledge of Unigraphics (NX) or similar 3D CAD package (bonus)
  • Tolerance Analysis and GD&T knowledge (bonus)
  • Experience with FEA (bonus)
  • Ability to travel up to 10-20% (travel includes Domestic and International)
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