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Materials Engineer

Date: Sep 21, 2018

Location: Juarez, Mexico, CHH, MX

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112688 

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Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for defining and testing the material properties that are necessary to meet product performance, production durability, and cost requirements. Job responsibilities include: testing, collecting and recording data, taking measurements, analyzing data, sample preparation, assisting in trials, and maintaining laboratory supplies and lab safety. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record working in a lab testing and troubleshooting material, product, and/or process failures while executing test plans.


Supervisory Responsibilities: 

This position does not have direct supervision responsibilities. This position may have occasional indirect supervision of technicians and interns.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Defining, testing, and troubleshooting material and process-related properties 
  • Complete test requests using the available laboratory test equipment, additional company labs, or outside labs when test equipment is not available
  • Identify and analyse material cost saving opportunities in current or pending products
  • Participate in component problem analysis and resolution
  • Technical writing of work instructions and test reports
  • Work with other Materials Engineering Laboratory staff to ensure that the laboratory equipment is kept in good working order and calibrated
  • Keep the Materials laboratory organized and maintain good housekeeping standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, technical equivalent, or work experience is required
  • Minimum 3+ years relevant work experience
  • A thorough understanding of best practice laboratory procedures and the use of laboratory equipment such as FTIR, DSC, DMA, mechanical test equipment, goniometer, couloscope, and viscometers is a plus, not all required
  • A good understanding of organic and inorganic materials including adhesives, metal coatings, polymers, plastic injection molding, adhesion to plastic substrates and anodizing knowledge is a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of proper handling of chemicals and materials is required
  • Ability to organize, analyze and concisely report technical data is required
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis is required
  • Good working understanding of Minitab is helpful



  • Limited manual dexterity required
  • Work requires handling light and simple weight materials or equipment requiring limited effort
  • Exposure to solvents
  • Work requires both standing and sitting

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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