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R&D Engineer – Composites

West Chicago, IL

Position Summary

Simpson Strong-Tie, a leading manufacturer of anchoring, fastening systems and concrete repair, protection and strengthening products, seeks a uniquely qualified individual for the position of Composites R&D Engineer at the West Chicago, IL location.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

% Time Job Responsibilities
50% Research and develop composite and related products. Conduct and oversee product testing in accordance with industry and internal standards. Provide technical input into product literature. Provide technical support to internal and external customers.
30% Provide technical support for manufacturing process improvements and changes to products. Support quality control objectives. Provide technical evaluation and qualification of raw material suppliers and vendors.
20% Other projects as directed by the Engineering Manager, Restoration & Protection Products.

Education & Certification Requirements

Required or Preferred Degree or Certification
Required Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Polymer Engineering or a related field from a four-year college or university
Preferred Experience with fiber reinforced polymer composite materials (i.e. carbon fiber, fiberglass, etc.)


Years Type of Experience
3 Years Engineering experience with fiber reinforced polymer composite materials (i.e. carbon fiber, fiberglass, etc.)

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Skill Knowledge or Ability Explanation
Math Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis
Language Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
Reasoning Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

This full-time, exempt position is located in West Chicago, IL.

Relocation will be considered for this position.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to hr@strongtie.com

Job posted: 5/25/2017

Please Note: All job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test.

In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer.