CommScope, Inc. Engineer, Materials in Claremont, North Carolina

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Summary

The successful candidate will join CommScope’s Connectivity Solutions business unit as a Cable Materials Engineer in the Materials Advanced Engineering team and will be located in Claremont, NC. He/she will participate in a range of materials focused activities from cable material specification, selection and validation to executing on engineering material evaluations in CCS’s Claremont Materials Test Lab.

Responsibilities

  • Interact with product design engineers and product managers to develop material specifications based on product requirements.

  • Provide advice and consultation on material selection to product design engineers and advanced development teams.

  • Work closely with the manufacturing and purchasing organizations to execute on material substitution, replacement and cost reduction projects.

  • Coordinate and oversee validation testing of materials for a variety of broadband network applications and operating environments.

  • Execute extrusion trials in concert with design engineers to prove out selected resins.

  • Read, interpret and apply relevant industry standards and test methodologies.

  • Review and prioritize testing requests from a variety of departments in keeping with business priorities.

  • Organize Materials Lab work flow to ensure timely completion of testing requests.

  • Provide technical interpretation, advice and consultation on analytical results to laboratory personnel.

  • Write, edit and review laboratory reports with analytical results and evidence based conclusions.

  • Write, edit and review laboratory procedures and test protocols in compliance with relevant industry standards.

  • Coordinate technical and operational aspects of material analysis with other CCS Materials Test Labs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Materials Science or Chemical Engineering or related degree with 5+ years of experience or Masters degree in Materials Science or Chemical Engineering or related degree with 2 + years of experience with a focus on Polymers

  • 3+ years industrial experience with polymer resins required

  • Familiarity with polymer extrusion and other molding processes preferred

  • Familiarity with cable materials and cable industry standards preferred

  • Experience with operating and interpreting results from the following types of analytical equipment: Thermal (DSC, TGA, TMA, DMA), Spectroscopic (FTIR, X-ray, UV-Vis), Physical Testing (Universal Testing, Impact Testing, Texture Analyzer, Compression Set), Rheology (Melt Flow, Viscosity, Melt Rheometer), Accelerated Aging (UV, T/%RH controlled chambers, Corrosion Testing)

  • Experience using ISO, IEC, ASTM, GR Core, and other industrial standards for materials testing.

  • Must be proficient in MS Office

  • Domestic and international travel may be required

  • Must be independent, motivated, organized and resourceful with excellent communication and skills to work with maximum effectiveness within a team and across organizational boundaries

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.