• Title

  • Research and Development Engineer

    Posted: 04/20/2022

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Conducting research and development activities by applying theories, principles, simulation, and modeling
    • Designing, analyzing, and testing composites materials and structures
    • Designing and analyzing new products
    • Documenting laminate designs, simulations, and test results
    • Designing test fixtures and jigs
    • Designing experiments and coordinating product testing
    • Analyzing designs using tools such as CLPT and FEA
    • Analyzing test data and document in report form
    • Be familiar with and program test machines
    • Providing engineering support to other departments (process engineering, QA, Sales, etc.)
    • Coordinating technical projects
    • Maintaining Design Records for the Research and Development Department
    • Working with thermal analysis equipment such as the rheometer and DSC

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience, Competencies and Education

    • B.S. in mechanical or composites engineering
    • Creative technical and mechanical aptitude
    • Hands-on capabilities
    • Effectively communicate with various manufacturing departments
    • Ability to multi-task assignments
    • Experience with structural and thermal Finite Element Analysis
    • Composites experience desirable, but not required
    • Familiar with instrumentation using extensometers and strain gages
    • Experience with Design of Experiments and statistical methods
    • Fluent in engineering tools such as Microsoft Excel, Autodesk Inventor, Finite Element Analysis, and Mathcad
    • Fluent in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
    • Good oral communication and report writing skills

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB: This position requires that the employee be able to perform the following physical requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

    • Sitting for long periods of time at a computer
    • Standing for long periods of time around equipment and machinery

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position requires that the employee be able to work effectively in a work environment involving:

    • Office
    • Lab area and Lab Pultruder area
    • Manufacturing facility