Senior R&D Professional, Materials Analysis Laboratory

Sandvik Hyperion
Worthington, Ohio
Total comp includes: health, dental, vison, life, paid time off, paid holidays, and generous 401(k)
Feb 02, 2018
Mar 04, 2018
Field of specialization
Analytical, Engineering, Inorganic, Materials
Work Function
Analyst, Laboratory, Manufacturing
Job Type
Full time

Support manufacturing operations and research with reliable routine and non-routine analyses using advanced inorganic chemical, microstructural, and mechanical tools.  Develop, validate, and document new analytical procedures in accordance with 6 Sigma and ISO 9001 requirements.  Candidate must take personal ownership of manufacturing in-process measurements and actively contribute to method development.  This will include:

  • Develop new test and analytical methods to meet existing business and new product requirements.
  • Contribute to new product development and customer support programs with engineering and sales teams. 
  • Maintain equipment procedures and calibration database meeting ISO requirements.
  • Support manufacturing production with contaminant, particle size, surface area, and shape analyses.  Prepare samples, calibrate, operate ICP, SEM, PSD, BET, XRD, and XRF equipment. 
  • Lead delivery improvement for routine analyses by scheduling and cycle time reduction.
  • Prepare samples, analyze microstructures, measure mechanical properties of polycrystalline diamond and cubic boron nitride materials supporting product and process development.  
  • Lead analytical hygiene audits, develop reports and improvement plans.      

Candidate Qualifications:

  • MS in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related discipline with 3-5 years of experience in manufacturing or industrial environment.  An experienced candidate with 10+ years of experience in manufacturing or industrial environment and a BS degree may be considered. 
  • Experience with materials testing and analysis with a focus on industrial research and development is desired.
  • Demonstrated analytical laboratory skills with a history of quick learning, technique development and accountability.
  • Energetic contributor to cross-functional teams demonstrating expertise through strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills for automated data collection, office tools, and math skills for data reduction. 
  • A strong safety focus demonstrated in actions and safety record. 
  • Demonstrated ability to schedule and deliver on multiple projects.