25998 – Materials Engineer FT 1st Shift San Antonio, TX – Seeking Military Affiliation

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  • Location: San Antonio, Texas |
  • Type: Direct Hire |
  • Job #275101 |

The Materials Engineer is responsible for evaluating new materials, processes, and suppliers. Helps support our global product offerings and manufacturing teams for material issues. Consults with Product Groups on materials-related matters and is a key technical member of the R&D team. Applies seasoned technical knowledge to various product development projects related to materials and material processing.

– Review plans for new products and recommend selecting materials based on design objectives, such as strength, heat resistance, erosion resistance, weight, and cost.
– Conduct tests on raw materials and finished products to ensure they meet quality standards and specifications.
– Conduct tests and analyze data using DSC, MDSC, TMA, TGA, DMA & FTIR as necessary.
– Advise on material selection, property data, and failure avoidance.
– Develop and evaluate new materials through characterization, testing, and analysis.
– Develop, evaluate and qualify special processes such as compounding and extrusion and their applications.
– Write materials and process specifications and standards.
– Perform failure and predictive and data analysis to develop advancements for products, focusing on material selection, modification, and processing effects.
– Plan and conduct laboratory operations for the development of fabrication procedures and materials that meet specifications and standards
– Analyze product issues and failures with root cause analysis and come up with better and more innovative solutions
– Provide material consultation to engineers, field locations, and customers.
– Provide material engineering review and approval of contract and subcontract statements of work and specifications.
– Interface with suppliers and subcontractor representatives on material-related activities.
– Strong communication skills and ability to work with international groups to solve manufacturing issues or develop new products and processes collaboratively
– Produce detailed technical reports and provide effective technical presentations.
– Manage multiple projects simultaneously and react quickly to changing priorities.

– Master’s degree in engineering, Materials Science, or Polymer Science.
– 7 – 10 years experience working in the area of material science/engineering
– Experience working with thermoplastics, polymers, and composite laminates preferred.
– Experience in extrusion preferred.

– Interpret data and provide recommendations based on findings.
– Select the best combination of materials based on purported use.
– Test and assess materials.
– Develop prototypes.
– Troubleshoot.
– Quality Control Testing.
– Advise management on the suitability, feasibility, profitability, and environmental impact of materials.
– Evaluate the economic viability of material for commercial production.
– Self-starter, willing to accept initiative, and able to work independently.
– Some Travel is required.

– Dependability/Attendance.
– Excellent Communication, both verbal and written.
– Thoroughness.
– Detail-oriented.
– Adaptability/Decisiveness.
– Initiative/Perseverance.
– Presentation Skills.

– Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
– Apply scientific reasoning to industrial situations.
– Analytical and problem-solving skills.
– Mechanics.
– CAD experience is preferred but not required.


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