10.21.2021

Materials Science Engineer

Careers | Engineering

Overview

  • Cambridge, ON
  • High impact role in a small, agile laboratory environment
  • Opportunity to work at the cutting edge of the smart materials industry
  • Flexible, autonomous, and varied role in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience + full benefits including employee stock options

About the Job

As our new Materials Science Engineer, you will play an integral role on our materials science team, helping to develop and advance our technology and materials. 

You will be working with smart materials (including shape memory alloys) and advanced manufacturing processes to understand how these processes can be used to control the function of these materials. 

You will: 

  • Support the materials team on NiTi-based shape memory alloy R&D activities, and any projects related to materials and device development and testing
  • Perform material properties characterization and testing using a variety of techniques (optical microscopy, SEM, DSC, thermomechanical testing, tensile testing, laser processing, heat treating, hardness testing)
  • Perform statistical analysis on materials testing results 
  • Develop a thorough understanding of multi-memory-materials technology 

Every day in this role will offer an opportunity to apply your deep technical knowledge to help develop innovative solutions to important problems. 

To succeed in this role, you will require a strong grasp of metallic materials, and be able to use both experimental and numerical methods to optimize these materials for different applications. 

You will enjoy the benefits of working with an experienced, knowledgeable, and collaborative team, who will support you when needed but also empower you to solve problems independently and work autonomously.  

If you have a passion for materials science and are a highly motivated and independent self-starter looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to make a big impact in a rapidly growing company, look no further. 

About You

As someone in the early years of your career, or as a seasoned engineer, you’re looking for a role with a company that will let you flex your creative muscle, challenge your technical skills, and give you the opportunity for growth and advancement. 

You can stop looking, because this is that role, and we are that company. 

Working with Smarter Alloys

Smarter Alloys at the forefront of the smart materials revolution. With applications ranging from wearable technology to medical devices, our technology can be found across a wide range of industries, including medical/dental, automotive, energy harvesting, consumer electronics and sporting goods.

We are a small, innovative and fast-moving company that is on the cutting edge of the smart materials industry. We have aggressive growth goals and are looking for someone who is willing to put in the work to help us get there. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

As part of our team, you can expect:

  • A full-time, permanent position working in a state-of-the-art facility
  • Flexible work schedule (40 hrs/week) with core hours between 10 am – 3:30 pm
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Medical and dental benefits, and employee stock options
  • Opportunities for professional development

Qualifications

We are considering candidates with a wide range of experience, from recent grads to more senior level engineers. Above all, we are looking for someone with the right aptitude for materials and a real desire to make an impact.

Here’s what we need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials, Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering
  • Min. 2-3 years work experience in Research and Development environment
  • Effective communication in technical information
  • Hands on experience with any materials characterization technologies
  • Good knowledge of physical metallurgy and materials engineering principles
  • Good knowledge of materials processing and manufacturing principles

And here’s what would be an asset: 

  • Background in shape memory alloys
  • Experience with laser processing and advanced manufacturing
  • Experience driving projects through a data analysis approach
  • Experience working within a Quality Management System
  • Experience using Minitab for statistical analysis

How to Apply

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you’ll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.

We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities.

We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment and look forward to hearing from you.

Every day in this role will offer an opportunity to apply your deep technical knowledge to help develop innovative solutions to important problems. 

 

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