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Senior Technologist

Senior Technologist
by Admin on 06-19-2020 at 12:08 pm

Website Samtec

Position Description:

  • The Senior Glass Technologist will be responsible for understanding viscoelasticity-related stress and structural relaxation phenomena in through glass via sintering or other elevated process conditions.
  • Expectation of developing models and analytical tools to gain fundamental understanding of underlying principles and propose new processes or applications.
  • Candidate must have a strong foundation in solid mechanics and a high level of expertise in numerical modeling.
  • This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with globally distributed researchers, engineers in our commercial organizations, and customers.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Strong knowledge in area of constitutive material models, viscoelastic material behavior, stress relaxation, and structural relaxation.
  • Strong knowledge in fundamentals of mechanics, linear and non-linear material model.
  • Experience with equipment and materials testing, mechanical material property characterization.
  • Analyze problems and reduce them to mathematical models, carrying out experiments to validate models, deriving numerical and technological solutions and making recommendations.
  • Applying viscoelastic fundamental theories to understand the stress relaxation and structural relaxation material behavior during glass forming/reforming processes.
  • Utilizing commercial modeling and simulation software for process/product development, design improvement, and manufacturing processes optimization.
  • Work with glass scientists and process engineers to help improve understanding in material behavior and test methods for material property characterization.
  • Work with development engineer and process engineers to help with addressing practical engineering problems.
  • Writing technical reports, invention disclosures, & publications.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to apply fundamental theories in real engineering problem solving.
  • Industry or R&D manufacturing experience.
  • Knowledgeable about various materials test techniques.

“The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities.”

Required Skills:

  • Ability to be flexible to work in a team environment or independently.
  • Ability to work with small to medium sized cross-functional technical teams.
  • Ability to undertake multi-projects.
  • Technically curious; results oriented.
  • Works well with people.
  • Ability to meet International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance requirements.

Required Education:

  • B.S. or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Materials, Physics, or related discipline
  • 5+ yrs. of work experience in similar field preferred
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