Materials Characterization Laboratory Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Sunnyvale

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Title: Materials Characterization Laboratory Engineer 
Duration: 1 year with possible extension 
Location: Onsite Sunnyvale, CA
Benefits: Employee benefits at 100% including Medical, PTO, Holiday Pay, 401K Plan, and much more!
Hours: Minimum 40 Hours/Week 

– As a Material Characterization Laboratory Engineer, you will originate and develop analytical methods to determine the reliability of components, equipment, and processes. You will acquire and analyze data, prepare reports (diagrams, charts, drawings, calculations, etc.) and define reliability problems and make recommendations for improvements.
– Prepare sample coupons and testing setups for testing. 
– Work with Vendors/Suppliers or cross-functional teams to collect samples as needed.
– Work cross-functionally with engineers to design innovative characterization and reliability techniques.
– Analysis of test data and documentation of results.
– Present findings to materials engineers and cross-functional teams (Product Design, Manufacturing Design, Reliability, Tooling, Simulation, etc) to help interpret experimental results.
– Work with vendors to develop and commission new laboratory equipment as needed for reliability testing.
– Work with vendors to maintain and upgrade existing laboratory equipment.
– Develop and revise internal material reliability specs and standards.

– Experience with some or all the following characterization techniques:

  • Material reliability testing; drop tests, fatigue tests, and other relevant tests to understand and compare material properties.
  • Mechanical testing: tension/compression, 3-point bend, 4-point bend, lap shear, hardness/impact tests, etc.
  • Microscopy (Optical and Electron).

– Experience with preparing material sample coupons for testing.
– Good Communication and Presentation skills.
– Able to write up summaries and conclusions for test reports.
– Able to perform data analysis of the results and comparisons ((Excel (Macros, Regression, Pivot tables), JMP,  Minitab)

Preferred Skills:
– Knowledge of materials (plastics, composites, magnets, metal, and alloys).
– Experience with some or all the following characterization techniques:
– FTIR and UV-VIS spectroscopy.
– DSC, TGA, TMA, thermal diffusivity, heat capacity.
– CT Scan, 3D Scan, Laser Scan, Optical Scan.
– Experience with MATLAB and Python programming.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in materials science, metallurgical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, or a related field.

– Work on engineering and research assignments with F500 companies and startups.   
– The relationships that we have created with our clients are one of a kind.    
– We help solve problems in many technologies focusing on R&D, product development, and manufacturing.    
– We work with the most cutting-edge and latest technologies from AR/VR to Autonomous technologies.    
– Closely working with our clients, we believe that long-term investments are extremely important to maintain the culture we together have created.

We’re a handpicked team of Engineers, digital strategists, designers, and developers united together in creating a fresh experience. Whether we are strategizing, designing, developing, or analyzing, our integrated team works as an extension of yours to improve your impact, your usability, and your customer conversion. In the process, we collaborate with you to get to know your business, understand your industry, and incorporate your big ideas into memorable experiences that keep your customers coming back for more.

Equal employment opportunity: All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made or any other status protected by law.  Assistance will be gladly provided upon request for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory disabilities.

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Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Range $40/hr – $45/hr.

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