Process Development Research Engineer

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Gables Search Group
Development, Research, Engineer, Mechanical, Engineering, Materials, Physics, 3D, CNC, Programming, Python, CAD, CAM, FEA
Full Time

Job Description

As our Process Development Research Engineer, you will lead collaborative teams with industry technical leaders, academic experts, and world-class researchers, to develop and implement solutions for real-world challenges in advanced manufacturing.

If you have experience with mechatronics and a have a mechanical engineering background, then we want to talk with you!

OR, if you have a geometrical tolerancing and metrology background

Position Overview

The Research Engineer performs a wide variety of exciting, hands-on work focused on developing, testing, and delivering solutions to key manufacturing process challenges.

You will work directly with subject matter experts and process owners on our own teams, as well as within manufacturing companies, government, and universities in order to understand the problems and determine if, and how, technology can be used to solve them.

This includes applications of process monitoring and control, advanced automation, and new sensing techniques to drive adaptation into processes.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

Work with customers to identify and develop research opportunities, including scoping and planning of research projects

Investigate emerging technologies and evaluate possibilities for solving specific manufacturing process challenges

Develop complex process flows, including step by step workflows, processing parameters, process models, and adaptation logic

Work hand-in-hand with multi-disciplinary teams to execute project plans that develop solutions to improve manufacturing processes

Identify and collaborate with partner companies, universities, and government agencies to seek out new research opportunities

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or similar discipline and at least two (2) years' of relevant experience leading applied projects

This position requires access to technology or intellectual property that is subject to export control requirements. Candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license

Familiarity with some individual manufacturing processes (e.g.: machining, welding, additive, assembly, etc.), including process & equipment operating principles, quality requirements & methods, workholding & tooling, etc.

Ability to develop complex multi-step process workflows and adaptation logic

Fundamental understanding of geometric tolerances and metrology principals.

A variety of software tools to help simulation of fundamentals, experimentation, analyze results, and present conclusions

Have planned, executed, and analyzed experiments

Experience with a variety of characterization measurement techniques. Experience with the selection of analytical equipment, such as data acquisition systems, volt meters, strain gauges, microphones, thermocouples, pyrometers, etc.

Experience with statistical analysis from an engineering, research, and/or production perspective

An inquisitive, scientific mindset - an ability to uncover how materials, mechanisms, and process interact to result in final products

Preferred Requirements

Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or similar discipline and at least ten (10) years of relevant experience including ideation, definition, and leading applied research and development projects for manufacturing

Experience with the operation and maintenance of complex equipment. Have strong expertise in one of the following areas: 3D metrology, robotics, CNC machining, additive manufacturing, coating application, welding and/or laser processing.

Programming experience (MATLAB, Python, C++, etc.); Knowledge of NX for Design (CAD), NX for Manufacturing (CAM), and a commercial FEA program

Experienced problem-solving for relevant processes (hypothesis, model concept, analyze data, targeted experimentation, determine root causes, implement corrective action)

Experience with data acquisition, instrumentation (high-speed is a plus), sensor selection, data processing, data presentation; experience in correlation modeling, etc.

Knowledge in statistical analysis - designs of experiments, measurement system analyses, empirical process modeling

Ability and interest to analyze and develop the key process, property, and performance relationships relevant to advanced manufacturing results


Company Information

Gables Search Group headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio has been a leader in search and placement nationwide since 2002. Our company specializes in both direct and contract (temporary) staffing in all industries and disciplines.

Each member of our highly trained and experienced sales and recruiting team is committed to identifying a company’s needs and providing them with the most marketable candidate to fit their goals.

Gables Search Group is a member of the Top Echelon Network, the largest network of search firms in the United States with over 1,500 recruiters. Having this many recruiters at our finger tips, allows us to fill any role a hiring manager needs anywhere in the United States, thus making us a leader in finding qualified candidates for our hiring managers and great jobs for our job seekers.

Dice Id : 90934198
Position Id : 57a5010f-55c5-4c57-adc6-13b92768013d
Originally Posted : 1 month ago

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