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Material Science Engineer

Company: TAMKO
Location: Joplin
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may also be assigned.

  • Develop plans for projects or studies as assigned to outline research procedures to be followed
  • Plan experimentation according to variety of methods to be used, and availability of resources
  • Conduct research
  • Utilizing institution library, archives, and collections, and other sources of information to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate facts.
  • Perform experiments to confirm causation and develop follow-on pathways for the business as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in analytical and physical testing equipment and processes; develop physical and analytical methods for raw material, intermediate and finished product evaluations.
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize diverse information. Uses intuition and experience to complement data. Conduct areas of both pure and applied research to improve understanding and performance of all raw materials and finished goods.
  • Discuss findings with team to evaluate validity and prepare reports of completed projects for documentation, for presentation to agency requesting project, or for use in further applied or theoretical research activities. Document and update as needed in the form of a logbook, discussions, planning and execution on the shared documentation platform.
  • Interact with industry organizations
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; think outside the box and provide alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations.
  • Lead 3 to 5 projects simultaneously; develop and execute the project plans; work in a cross functional environment.
  • Provide technical assistance with product and process improvements and general problem solving. Interface with internal and external customers, suppliers, manufacturers, and outside laboratories. Required Skills, Education, and Experience Requirements
    • A Master's degree in material science and engineering, polymer science, polymer chemistry, chemical engineering or closely related field is preferred for this position
    • Able to travel up to 15% of the time
    • Be able to outline methodically the breadth and depth of any complex problem.
    • Write clearly and informatively. Present numerical data effectively. Generate technical assessments and quality assurance reports.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Minitab, mainframe applications, and other software applications. Physical Requirements/Work Environment

      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • The employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, operating a computer and other office equipment such as a copy machine and computer printer, as well as various testing equipment.

        In addition to an attractive wage, this position offers a competitive benefits package including Group Health and Life Insurance, Vision and Dental Insurance, a Flexible Benefits Plan, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with a company match, a Profit-Sharing Retirement Plan, and other benefits.

        This job description is subject to change at any time.

Keywords: TAMKO, Joplin , Material Science Engineer, Engineering , Joplin, Missouri

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