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R&D Engineer - Composites

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Sterling
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Location: Sterling, IL Description: Our client is currently seeking a R&D Engineer - Composites. The Engineer is primarily responsible for the advancement of blade materials, lubricants, and processes to improve performance. This position improves our testing and characterization methods for materials/process selection & tests, as well as relevant technology landscaping and scouting. This job will have the following responsibilities:

  • Improve our blades technology in terms of exploring new materials, setting up the needed processes to verify applicability.
  • Scout for related technologies and help us with networking with the experts in this area.
  • Grow into an innovation engineer who can understand end user needs, connect them with technology trends and work with a cross-functional team to idea and prototype new products and or processes.
  • This position should also be capable of implementing their innovated materials, technologies and ideas into our product design or manufacturing process.
  • Improves our blade technology in terms of exploring new materials, reducing friction, heat, noise and improving edge retention. Qualifications & Requirements:
    • MS/PhD in Metallurgy/Materials Engineering with a specialization in ceramics/composites/hard materials processing.
    • Good exposure to mechanical/wear/friction applications of hard materials.
    • Hands-on experience with test equipment set-up and systematic experimentation.
    • Project Leadership and formal technical report writing and presentation.
    • Exceptional root cause analysis, problem solving, and analytical skills in preferably both manufacturing and R&D environment.
    • Familiarity with nano materials technology. Prefer experience with different wear materials including steels and ceramics. Contact: This job and many more are available through The Judge Group. Find us on the web at

Keywords: The Judge Group, Rockford , R&D Engineer - Composites, Engineering , Sterling, Illinois

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