Large company in the Milwaukee, WI area, with multiple locations is searching for a Polymer Failure Analysis Engineer. The Senior Polymer Engineer’s primary responsibility is leading failure investigations of polymeric materials, material analyses, and root-cause identification. As such, he/she will be involved with: Failure Analysis; Fractography; Chemical Analysis; Material Selection; Deformulation; Specification Testing; Mechanical Testing; Reverse Engineering
The responsibilities of the position include managing and executing projects designed to assist client companies in all facets of polymer and rubber materials usage in all fields of application. Primary markets include automotive, transportation, power generation, medical devices, aerospace, defense, oil & gas, and consumer products. Project work may also involve serving as an expert witness in projects related to the insurance industry and/or litigation matters.
The candidate will be directing and/or performing testing as required to support the investigation of polymer related projects. Additionally, the candidate will assist in client support and business development as well as marketing activities. Limited travel (including overnight travel) may be required at times. The Senior Polymer Failure Engineer reports to the Engineering Manager.
The ideal candidate will have a BS/MS/PhD in a polymer related field such as materials science, chemistry with a focus on polymers or polymer engineering. Experience in polymeric materials analysis and failure analysis is required as is a working understanding of analytical tests such as FTIR, DSC, TGA, GC/MS, DMA, etc.