Materials Scientist
Trelleborg Automotive USA, Inc. - Fort Wayne, IN

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At Trelleborg Sealing Solutions , we are committed to our customers. This means that we don’t just provide technical solutions, but partnerships. By living our company’s core values of Customer Focus, Performance, Innovation and Responsibility, we ensure that we meet all of our customers’ needs, and we are their supply partner of choice.

Globally servicing, supporting and supplying our customers, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has an international network of facilities worldwide, including strategically positioned research and development centers, material development laboratories and marketing companies specializing in application engineering. Centrally located logistics centers offer integrated logistical support. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing units, together with our suppliers, ensure the delivery of products to the highest standards through the supply chain. We offer a complete polymer-sealing portfolio – a one-stop-shop providing the best in elastomer, thermoplastic, PTFE and composite technologies. We dare to be different.

  • Develop process to generate sintered and non-sintered materials to their original properties.
  • Conduct research into the structures and properties of materials, including polymers, and ceramics in order to obtain information that could be used to develop new products or enhance existing ones.
  • Determine ways to strengthen or combine materials, or develop new materials with new or specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications.
  • Devise testing methods to evaluate the effects of various conditions on particular materials.
  • Plan laboratory experiments to confirm feasibility of processes and techniques used in the production of materials having special characteristics.
  • Prepare reports of materials study findings for the use of other scientists and requestors.
  • Recommend materials for reliable performance in various environments.
  • Research methods of processing, forming, and firing materials in order to develop new products.
  • Study the nature, structure and physical properties of polymers, and their responses to applied forces.
  • Test material samples for tolerance under tension, compression and shear, to determine the cause of metal failures.
  • Confer with customers in order to determine how materials can be tailored to suit their needs.
  • Monitor production processes in order to ensure that equipment is used efficiently and that projects are completed within appropriate time frames and budgets.
  • BS in Chemistry, Polymer Science, or M.S. in Material Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering with a polymer emphasis
  • 2+ years R&D experience with polymer resin and/or compound development
  • Project management skills
  • Self directed work attitude

  • Compliance with quality, safety, environmental and customer-mandated procedures.
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