Materials Engineer – Columbus, OH

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Materials Manager – Columbus, OH

Base Pay: Up to $100K 
Employee Type: Full-Time
Industry: Manufacturing
Manages Others: Yes
Education:  4 Year Degree   
Experience:  5-7 Years 
Travel: No

Green construction is the practice of erecting buildings and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient. Green buildings limit their environmental impact by conserving as much energy and water as possible and are constructed of recycled or renewable materials in order to achieve maximum resource efficiency.

We are a leader in the manufacture and marketing of leading brands of Green construction products and highly engineered building materials for residential and commercial markets. Designed and manufactured to substitute for wood, metal and other traditional materials used a variety of building applications, our products are both Green and smart.

We are in active recruitment for a Materials Engineer. 

 Position Summary

The Materials Engineer will provide technical support of materials for the Company’s plant while researching and developing current and next generation products, with a focus on materials and composite technology | Be responsible for supporting production with materials and color issues, evaluating new materials and colors, improving current products through process/formulation/materials changes, evaluating competitive products to establish a benchmark, and to track incoming raw materials | Display a commitment to the Company’s Core Values.

What You’ll Do

  • Plan trials and produce experimental extrusion samples of prototype material formulations and products.
  • Carry out extensive testing procedures on experimental samples and record data
  • Analyze test data and communicate results through technical reporting; make recommendations based on data
  • Communicate with current suppliers or potential vendors to acquire revised or next generation materials
  • Research new materials or new technology relevant to Wood Plastic Composite
  • Identify root cause of production issues related to raw materials and identifies countermeasures Perform laboratory equipment maintenance and service
  • Select, supervise, develop, evaluate and motivate personnel in the Research and Development area Perform additional duties as needed and/or assigned by supervision/management

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree (four year college or technical school) or Work Equivalent – Field of Study: Materials Science Engineering or Chemical Engineering or related field
  • 3-5 years in a similar position
  • Experience in a research and development environment, polymer science training, hands on laboratory experimentation and data collection
  • Strong computer skills to include: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook


This is an immediate recruitment initiative.  Please email your qualifications here  for direct and immediate review.


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