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Materials Engineer

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

This Materials Engineer position will support the Engineering Department by performing the following duties:
Job Duties:

  • Development and application of thermoplastics, such as polyamides, copolyesters, polypropylene, and other materials for extrusion and injection molding.
  • Development and application of elastomers, such as EPDM, FKM, and other sealing and hose applications.
  • Provide technical advice about the suitability and sustainability of materials.
  • Develop, test, and evaluate alternative and new materials while supporting the engineering and manufacturing labs.
  • Design experiments and physical testing to meet customer specific objectives and performance requirements as well as company standards.
  • Perform relevant research on materials and processes to improve and further develop company product portfolio.
  • Review new product plans and make recommendations for material selections.
  • Prepare program DVP cost and timing estimates in support of future business planning.
  • Support and collaborate with multiple project teams.
  • Define and analyze test results to confirm the functional capability of the design.
  • Support lab and engineering to further develop both in-house and external capabilities.
  • Collaborate and coordinate development projects with company's subsidiaries and global colleagues.
  • Provide direction and support to Engineering group.
  • Support production facilities in the extrusion and injection molding processes.
  • Direct production facilities in the processing of new materials.
  • Able to problem solve and diagnose test failures and faults.
  • Act as liaison between suppliers, customers, and development.
  • Support and participate in Polymer Tech Center projects.
  • Research new materials and evaluate for use in future products.
  • Participate in industry technical committees.
  • Contribute to the achievement of quality/management objectives by ensuring that company policies, procedures, and processes are followed.
  • Follow all Quality Management Systems, the Environmental Management Systems, and, when applicable, support global partners in adhering to their systems as well.
  • Participate in plant recycling programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor's Degree in mechanical, materials, polymer/plastics or chemical engineering
    • 5 years' experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite.

Keywords: Job Juncture, Fort Wayne , Materials Engineer, Engineering , Fort Wayne, Indiana

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