Materials Test Engineer III

Seattle, WA 98134

Posted: 02/06/2023 Job Number: 36904

Job Description

This position comes with full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, 401k and more!

At Crystal Equation, we empower people and advance technology initiatives by building trust.  Your recruiter will prep you for the interview, obtain feedback, guide you through any necessary paperwork and provide everything you need for a successful start.  We will serve to empower you along the way and provide the path for your professional journey.

Materials Engineer III

Our Virtual Reality Labs bring together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale. In particular, we build seemingly impossible products that define new categories that advance our mission of connecting the world. This team has the responsibility for taking breakthroughs and delivering them to market at scale.

We seek a Materials test technician/engineer (6 month initial contract extendable to 2 years), with the ability to evaluate materials performance for consumer products at scale. We are looking for careful individuals to methodically evaluate materials and generate coupon and form-factor data to guide hardware teams to select optimal materials. The role will be based in Seattle, WA.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Characterize materials (primarily plastics and other polymers) in a laboratory setting.
  • Prepare sample coupons for testing, and assist with coupon inventory and handling.
  • Work cross-functionally with engineers to develop characterization techniques and fixture methodology to correlate coupon and system level data.
  • Work with vendors and lab managers to commission new equipment.
  • Work with vendors and lab managers to maintain, calibrate, and upgrade existing equipment.
  • Follow established safety and best practices protocols to ensure a safe and organized lab.

Basic qualifications and skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in materials science, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering or a related field OR associates degree with appropriate experience.
  • Experience working in test facilities evaluating materials or technologies such as plastics etc.
  • Excellent organization skills and an eye for detail.
  • Ability to optimize and execute materials testing carefully and efficiently.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience with some or all of the following characterization techniques:
    • Mechanical testing: tension/compression, 3-point bend, lap shear, etc.
    • Hardness/impact tests (Izod, multi-axial impact)
    • DMA, Rheometry
    • DSC, TGA, TMA, thermal diffusivity
  • Experience with preparing material sample coupons for testing

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Krista McIlwaine

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