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Material Engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a range of products. Skills relevant to this position and found on example resumes include monitoring material properties and processes for pressed and sintered tungsten heavy alloy powder metal, analyzing microstructures to certify material quality and reviewing non-conforming material, and preparing material reports to summarize research and analysis results. Materials Engineers must be able to show a bachelor's degree in materials science, engineering, or a related field on their resumes.

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Material Engineer

Supported the optimization of DoD command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies.

  • Functioned as program manager for 3 projects relating to microbial fuel cells and biosensors technologies; provided work product planning, scheduling, and execution of obligated funds ($325,000+).
  • Performed role of lead engineer for 3 research efforts involving surface chemistries on graphitic and silicon surfaces; novel methodologies resulting in one pending patent.
  • Simultaneously supervised the work efforts of 2 teams of engineers and scientists (total of 6 individuals).
  • Communicated data and progress of work efforts with colleagues, customers, financial stakeholders to ensure satisfaction of products.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AA
Pre-engineering
BS
Polymer Science
MS
Polymer Science
2

Material Engineer

Managed global contract manufactures (CM) and supplier networks including Jabil, Benchmark, Flextronics, Venture and Emerson; drove continuous improvement and cost reduction with CMs and suppliers

  • Negotiated with CMs on cost of new manufacturing system implementation and achieved $10K cost savings on project
  • Assisted in development of supply consolidation plan: led products transfer; analyzed expense of tooling against estimated annual demand; and negotiated 80% tooling savings of $200K+ and achieved 17% cost reduction
  • Researched, proposed, and developed a new power supplier to support new product development to meet design target
  • Reviewed and scored BOM to ensure usage of best components and proposed replacement to product team during checkpoint of product release
  • Reviewed EOL parts, proposed alternative parts and worked with product team on alternative parts qualification
  • Initiated and directed the modification of quarterly performance matrix for suppliers to optimize supplier rating system
  • Led and coordinated suppliers and product team to redefine testing procedure to reduce testing time and improve throughput
  • Developed and implemented engineering change process and coded Excel VBA tool to improve process efficiency
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Information And Electronic Technology
MA
Circuit And System Technology
MA
Supply Chain Management
3

Project Compounder/material Engineer – R&d, QA, Production Support

Promoted from initial hire as college intern and R&D test engineer to manage and coordinate all material engineering functions for 8 projects and 5 major customer programs with Audi, Alpha-Romeo, Peugeot, Daimler Chrysler, and Fiat with $30M in potential sales. Led material cost saving, process improvement, and new product development projects across global manufacturing locations. Managed team of four college interns and one engineering technician.

  • Enabled $4M in first-year sales by spearheading textile, rubber, and adhesives R&D for new high performance belt. Prototyped materials, sourced vendors, initiated production, and debugged process on time and $1.5M under $6M budget.
  • Reduced materials costs by $140K on $61M in total sales through vendor consolidation efforts.
  • Saved $950K in annual material savings, while eliminating thickness variation during calendaring by acting as mentor/technical advisor for project to replace Neoprene with Polybutadiene based rubber formulation. Worked with material engineer, calendaring operators, and quality technicians to optimize mixing procedure and calendaring specification.
  • Delivered $1.1M in labor cost savings, while streamlining work order prioritization and turn time evaluation on 2,500+ annual test requests by selecting, installing, and training staff on new data acquisition system.
  • Recruited, interviewed, assigned, and mentored four interns from University of Minnesota, Kansas State, Georgia Tech, and University of Iowa.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
C
Teaching Program
BS
Chemical Engineering
4

PCB Commercial Team Lead/commodity Specialist/material Engineer/divisional Lead Free Material Content Expert

Negotiated purchasing contracts with Intel vendors securing industry leading terms and conditions mitigating risk to Intel

  • Negotiated quarterly cost reductions on selected commodities for Intel result in $18M in savings over four years.
  • As Material engineer helped to enable leading crystal/oscillator technology on key development programs at lowest total cost resulting in $2.7M in design savings.
  • Initiated key customer engagement model and became department lead on an introduction of a key technology change to lead free/RoHS compliant components at Intel. Became Material Content Expert for entire department.
  • Managed and selected the supply line for the PCB for the Calexico Centrino program mitigating risk and facilitating a highly successful launch to ensure all customer commits were met. Worked with engineering team to initiate design changes resulting in a Design for Cost savings of $96M. Worked closely with multiple manufacturing sites and planning groups to ensure supply line integrity at all locations.
  • Managed PCB Commercial team of four members ensuring team goals and strategic objectives were on track. Conducted integration of one new employee including development and training plan.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
History And Psychology
MA
Marketing / Management
Teaching Fellow
5

Senior Material Engineer

Implemented and trained personnel in Quality Assurance processes, Naval and Federal Safety regulations, and safe usage of ionizing radiation equipment.

  • Performed over 5000 X-Ray florescent and spectrometer analysis tests for determining metal alloys with 100% accuracy.
  • Assisted in Non-Destructive testing inspections for over 500 weld samples of various metal alloys.
  • Led a team of 12 inspectors in the analysis of metal alloys for 17 United States Naval Ships high energy systems union nuts and provided detailed reports with completed alloy verification.
  • Oversaw inspections utilizing microscopic analysis, measurement, and recording equipment for waterfront operations, including the mobile bay oil flush.
  • Reviewed and approved 600 work packages for critical high pressure and energy systems.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
Nuclear Power Prototype Training Unit
6

Material Engineer (component Engineer)

Solved component problems involving manufacturing, design engineering, purchasing and vendors as appropriate. These evidence based investigations involved failure analysis techniques including de-processing components, microscopic inspections (optical and SEM) and x-ray analysis. A root cause was determined for each problem and corrective action was implemented, which resulted in the efficient termination of the problem.

  • Developed processes, procedures and recommended equipment in support of the group's failure analysis capabilities.
  • Active participant in the successful company-wide effort to achieve ISO 9000 registration.
  • Supported commodities included discrete and integrated semiconductors, fans and power supplies.
  • Performed vendor and piece part selection and qualification. Piece part specifications were written; the quality systems of potential venders were reviewed and audited. Part qualifications included electrical, environmental and application testing per the part specification. These efforts provided the best value for the new sources of electrical components.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
MA
Master of Arts
7

Senior Material Engineer

Developed a quantum dot ink formulation for the first Quantum Light Optic, QLO. QLO produces brilliant, vibrant color for LCD TVs, LCD monitors, mobile device displays and LED Lights. Employing a new class of nanomaterial called quantum dots. Quantum Dot Based Lighting U.S. Patent 13/206,443 Issued August 9 2011

  • Designed a model to optimize the quantum dot formulation which resulted in a faster design cycle time and improve product performance.
  • Collaborated with the development and research teams to improve product stability of a new quantum dot formulation which improve product lifetime.
  • Collaborated with Product Development Team to produce custom prototype that resulted in a Sony Contract and other promising customers.
Candidate Info
36
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Chemistry
MS
Chemistry
8

Cathode Material Engineer

  • Designed the high-temperature solid-state synthetic route using Co3O4 and Li2CO3 as raw materials for the star-up project of LiCoO2.
  • Developed the process flow and compiled the standard operating procedures for LiCoO2 production.
  • Validated and optimized the technical parameters, such as sintering temperature, sintering time and the ratio of the raw materials, for LiCoO2 production using DOE method.
  • Provided size information for the selection of process equipments, and assisted the installation and acceptance of the equipments.
  • Built bench scale setup and pilot plant for LiCoO2 synthesis.
  • Provided technical training for new employees.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Chemistry
MS
Chemistry
Chemical Engineering
9

Material Engineer

Provided both technical and material selection support for R&D and injection molding groups to improve existing products

  • Developed the plan to select and commercialize a new ear impression product.
  • Recommended an additive for the molded BTE ear hook making it flexible for custom fit applications.
  • Led the development team and set specifications for a dual cure silicone formulation which increased the cycle time in manufacturing by 5X and reduced material costs.
  • Recommended and tested films to reduce the microphone module costs by about $600K.
  • Introduced Starkey's battery group to a new rechargeable C-MEMS battery technology for use in hearing aids.
  • Worked cross functionally with R&D, Quality, and Manufacturing to setup a quality management program with a German supplier.
  • Qualified new plastics for injection molded hearing aid components.
  • Supported the SLA shell manufacturing area by identifying alternate resin sources for hearing aid shell production.
  • Developed a post dying process to color SLA hearing aid shells to reduce the material costs for small volume manufacturing and to expand available customer choices.
  • Built new hearing aid shell designs on the SLA for evaluation to address acoustic feedback issues.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Chemistry
10

Assistant Material Engineer II

Conducted site and laboratory tests on highway materials

  • Collected and entered data on different types of materials
  • Prepared and presented Daily and monthly reports to management and clients
  • Coordinated project works in the laboratory and material production site
  • Investigated and produced Highway materials
  • Analyzed concrete mix designs used for constructing bridges, tunnels and culverts
  • Supervised laboratory technicians and laborers
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
AS
Information Technology
BS
Civil Engineering

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