Randstad MATERIALS ENGINEER in Springfield, Illinois



Springfield, IL

Date Posted:

Monday, October 3, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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This position is responsible for research, specification, testing and evaluation of materials, as well as diagnosing failures and corrosion.


  • Keep abreast of newly emerging materials of which may utilize in the future.

  • Liaise between core teams, management and suppliers to share material knowledge.

  • Work with agency group to ensure global requirements are met.

  • Plan and facilitate meetings with appropriate personnel to keep projects on time.

  • Develop detailed materials testing and evaluation plans that define key activities, timelines and resource requirements to achieve objectives.

  • Coordinate and respond to "request for change" from teams and other departments.

  • Coordinate testing programs with outside laboratories.

  • Assist the Quality department in specifications and related documents for defining material quality.

  • Utilize lessons learned to communicate success and failures to teams.


Bachelor s degree in material engineering, related technical discipline or equivalent experience is required; Chemical knowledge and experience is a plus; 10 Years experience with a strong technical aptitude; strong knowledge of polymers, composites, metals (with emphasis on SST), glass, and rubber materials; strong knowledge of material surface characteristics is a strong plus; strong background in the practical application of materials for use in the beverage industry; strong knowledge of material outgassing, leaching and plasticizer behavior in application; an understanding of failure mechanisms of polymers in application and failure modes of SST in hot water; a good knowledge of chemistry, in particular with interactions with materials is a strong plus; selection of the best combination of materials for specific purposes; testing of materials to assess resistance to heat, corrosion, or chemical attack in application; understanding of the manufacturing environment for materials and processes, and their contribution to product performance and life; work with engineering technicians and share knowledge, technical and scientific support; hands-on approach to testing, set-ups and making tools for evaluations with non-ASTM testing methods; must be aware of the cost impact of materials selections; must be able to communicate testing intent and result requirements when dealing with outside testing labs; ability to manage internal development projects from inception to successful implementation; previously demonstrated ability in problem solving skills; ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal groups and vendors; and interact effectively with all levels of the organization; ability to use appropriate computer skills for communication and applicable tasks.

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