Randstad MATERIALS ENGINEER in Springfield, Illinois
Monday, October 3, 2016
This position is responsible for research, specification, testing and evaluation of materials, as well as diagnosing failures and corrosion.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.