Research and Development Engineer
Powdermet, Inc. - Euclid, OH

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R&D Engineer
Powdermet, Inc. - Euclid, OH 44117
Powdermet, Inc. is a world leader in the production of nanoengineered metallic composites, committed to maturing and transitioning clean, sustainable, energy and life-saving advanced materials solutions to the marketplace.

Powdermet develops, matures and transitions breakthrough materials innovations that enable reduced weight, reduced resource consumption, reduced environmental footprint, reduced life-cycle costs and increase energy efficiency based on value creation gained through engineered nano-scale features and hierarchically structures of metal and/or ceramic phases in a structure.

We are currently searching for an R&D Engineer with the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Specific Responsibilities
  • Must possess knowledge of metallurgy, metal matrix composites, processing of metals including powder processing and deformation processing
  • Must have experience with nanostructured metals including processing
  • Utilize company’s unique facilities and proprietary nanoengineering techniques to develop and improve new composite, high temperature and energetic materials
  • Have ability to lead technical efforts in developing materials for defense (armor), aerospace (space and missile), energetic, clean energy and other applications
  • Detailed understanding of material science concepts, characterization techniques, basic chemistry and materials processing techniques is essential
  • Knowledge of metal powder processing, deformation processing, ceramic powder processing, sintering and CVD processes
  • Assist in the review and approval of contractor plans, including goals and objectives, work breakdown structure, detailed scope descriptions, detailed schedules, risk management approach, milestone descriptions and budgets and staffing requirements
  • Coordinate and perform field management assessments and audits/surveillance
  • Provide technical direction, serve as a point of contact or business liaison, prepare briefings for senior management and assist in problem resolution specific to the program/project
  • Design and test electronic products
  • Write manufacture and test procedures and reports
  • Participate in project teams and all activities related to the development of new products
  • Provide technical support to Sales and Marketing for bids and proposals
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein
Position Requirements
  • Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in a materials-related field, preferably metallurgy
  • Ability to work in a laboratory/pilot production environment with good knowledge of laboratory practices and safety procedures with understanding of process scale up
  • Exceptional writing and communication (presentation) skills are essential, as the position requires proposal generation, technical paper and report writing and technical collaboration on writing projects with other engineers
  • Experience in writing SBIR/STTR proposals is preferred
  • Must be disciplined, self-motivated, quick learning, and show passion for developing and launching new value- added, custom designed and engineered materials based on powder processing fabrication techniques
Powdermet, Inc. is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, we conduct pre-employment background investigations and drug screenings. Powdermet, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V

To submit resume or for more information please contact:
Tammy D'Amico, Human Resources
216-404-0053 x170

About this company
Powdermet Inc. was founded in 1996 for the express purpose of utilizing Fluidized Bed Chemical Vapor Deposition (FBCVD) to provide advanced,...