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The MSE (ePack) job board has information related to jobs in materials science, materials engineering, and materials research. It is run through NC State’s Career Development Center’s ePack system. We encourage students and alumni to go to the MSE (ePack) Job Board, but if you want to post your job or apply for a job on the list, you must be a member of NC State’s Alumni Association unless you are a student or are within one year of graduation.

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Chillicothe, Illinois


(Posted 7/25/2023 | Closing 10/25/2023)

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you’re joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

About the Role

The Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP)-Metallurgical Track is all about developing the next generation of materials engineers for Caterpillar. The purpose of Caterpillar’s Engineering Rotational Development Program is to harness your ability and further develop you through rotational assignments and learning opportunities so that you may not only fulfill your career goals but provide excellent service to Caterpillar and its customers. Our Engineering Rotational Development Program enhances the experience of engineering graduates transitioning from student to full-time engineer.

What You Will Do

You’ll join a team with diverse project responsibilities and have valuable networking opportunities with all levels of Caterpillar employees. The program is a 36-month entry-level development rotational program focused on building technical abilities in materials engineering roles including failure analysis, heat treatment, ferrous metallurgy, manufacturing operations, and materials testing.

What You Have – Skills and Experiences

In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute your unique skills and experiences. Below are some of the most critical skills.

– Analytical skills, initiating ideas, troubleshooting, root cause analysis, problem-solving, and critical thinking capabilities.
– Knowledge of engineering principles, theory, and engineering experience gained through projects, internships, and/or relevant work experiences.
– Fundamental understanding of engineering for a manufacturing environment, ability to design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that safely realize a desired objective or invention.
– Organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, ability to quickly gain, and effectively apply new skills & knowledge.
– Success in collaborating with others of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, and abilities.
– Strong written, and verbal communication skills
– Participate in, and build on our inclusive, constructive, and productive work environment.
– Ensure all team member’s contributions are recognized and values​.

– Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 (no rounding) at current institution
– Expected graduation date December August 2022 – June 2024
– Must be willing to travel and relocate domestically.

Top candidates will also have:
– Involvement with campus design/competition teams or related experience
– Project or Team Leadership experience
– Previous technical internship/co-op or relevant experience
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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Chillicothe, Illinois

(Posted 7/25/2023 | Closing 10/25/2023)

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you’re joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators, and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.

Engineering Internship Details

Caterpillar’s Corporate Engineering Intern program is seeking students currently enrolled in a four-year university, to work side by side with engineering professionals to learn and apply themselves on project work within their teams.

Interns are empowered with assignments that provide them with experience and significant opportunities for learning. In addition to this work, Interns are able to network with leaders throughout the company to learn about areas of Caterpillar outside of their assigned team.

Students have the opportunity to deepen their business skills in their assignment through team and/or business partner interactions, develop and conduct presentations, and measure their success through the performance and evaluation process.

This is a 40-hour-per-week assignment, lasting 12 weeks.

Internship Program Dates for Summer 2024: May 6, 2024 – August 5, 2024

Besides exciting work, Corporate Interns will experience:
– Comprehensive internship orientation
– Product Demonstrations
– Mentoring
– Networking with leadership
– Business skill building
– Career discussion with leaders and experts
– Paid holidays and more!

Internship Program Qualifications
If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts to your application.

– Must be enrolled full-time at a 4-year accredited university/college in Mechanical Engineering with Metallurgy Emphasis, Metallurgical and Material Engineering.
– Must have 30 completed semester hours prior to the start of the internship. 
– If a transfer student must have 12 semester hours completed at a 4-year university
– Minimum 3.0/4.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (no rounding) at current institution
– Expected graduation date of August 2024 or later
– Must be able to relocate to indicated work location for the duration of the internship, and complete daily work commute using reliable transportation. ​

Top candidates will also have:
Leadership experience
Previous technical internship, co-op, or research/relevant experience

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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Hillsboro, Oregon

LTD Interconnects Process Integrator Engineer- Oregon
(Posted 8/17/2023)

PTD Module Engineers are responsible for leading scientific research enabling the manufacture of innovative device architectures coupled with the realization of these architectures. Designing, executing and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for their process. Participate in the development of intellectual property. Development of the equipment necessary to exploit the understanding gained in the research (in collaboration with equipment suppliers). Work effectively with the equipment supplier to identify shortcomings, and propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues. Operate the manufacturing line in order to integrate the many individual steps necessary for the manufacture of complex microprocessors. Insitu ramp to manufacturing volumes to demonstrate the technology meets requirements while simultaneously transferring the technology to counterparts in manufacturing via the Copy Exactly Methodology. Install and qualify manufacturing capacity at the development site and audit installation/qualification and supervise the first full loop at the production site. Must hold a Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications
– The candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related Scientific STEM (Science Technology Engineering, and Math) field of study.
– At least 6 months of hands-on experience in one or more of the following areas:
– Semiconductor processing
– Semiconductor fabrication or nanotechnology.

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Phoenix, Arizona | Albuquerque, New Mexico | Hillsboro, Oregon | Austin, Texas | Folsom, California | Santa Clara, California | Atlanta, Georgia

Multiple Positions for recent Materials Science Ph.D. graduates
(Posted 8/17/2023)

Do you love to solve technical challenges that no one has solved yet? Do you enjoy working with cross-functional teams to deliver IP solutions for products that impact customers’ lives? If so, Come join us to do something wonderful.

We are looking for world-class materials science to help us build the future of technology.

Opportunities to be considered for:
– Microelectronic Packaging Research and Development Engineer
– Wafer Level Assembly Process Engineer
– Process Engineer
– Packaging Equipment Research and Development Engineer
– Semiconductor Module Integration Engineer
– Failure Analysis Research and Development Engineer
– Package Thermal Test Development Engineer

Roles and Responsibilities
– Excellent written and communication skills
– Works well independently and develops quick engineering solutions for complex problems
– Skilled at interfacing with engineers and managers by providing schedule updates
– High problem-solving skills and good tolerance for ambiguity
– Knows how to prioritize tasks independently
– Natural focus on quality, discipline, and accurate results for engineering customers
– Contributes and works well in a multi-site team setting

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Baltimore, MD

Sr. Materials Developer – Apparel and Accessories (Sustainability)

(Posted 5/27/2023)

We are searching for a Material Development Senior Developer to focus on and elevate Innovation. The Material Development Senior Developer will focus on Material Innovation but will also have opportunities to touch all parts of the brand and have access to the latest technologies and innovations. This is a highly interactive and technical development position that requires materials expertise. Qualified candidates must possess the ability to work with and interpret a diverse supply chain and internal customer network to develop dynamic, high-quality materials for an international and renowned Technical Performance Company. Responsibilities include driving technology transfer to in-line, and developing alongside best-in-class material supply partners. This is an opportunity to be part of a great success story, as Under Armour builds and grows its Apparel and Accessories legacy.

Roles and Responsibilities
– Drive and lead material innovation visually and functionally, evolve material processes, and influence new end-use applications for all product categories.
– Lead in-season material development while focusing on long-lead and highly engineered, material innovation pipeline
– Collaborate with other internal Innovation partners to support long-lead, high-profile projects (not just limited to textiles).
– Be a key partner that that fosters an atmosphere of innovative thinking, collaboration, and teamwork.
– Develop and maintain an understanding of divisional business goals and values and works collaboratively with all cross-functional partners (Product, Design, Merchandising, Color Team, and Strategic Sourcing Teams) to enhance material development and group effectiveness.
– Deep understanding of how fibers, yarns, knit, and woven constructions, as well as dyeing and finishing, affect a material’s performance and aesthetic attributes
– Explore and ideate beyond the apparel industry in search of new knowledge and ideas that push and challenge the future of Apparel Innovation.
– Develop textiles to an end specification to ensure quality assurance and commercial viability of textile through the tested and proven model.
– Establish a methodological toolkit, and make sure it is shared, understood, and used throughout that connects back to the creative vision and focused performer.
– Understand all material capabilities, and have the knowledge to research the latest trends in all realms of our business; sportswear, fashion, social, consumer, macro, etc.
– Communicate/visit/collaborate with our vast network of global partner mills, ingredient suppliers, and trade shows to develop new textile concepts for on-trend (or future-trend) textiles
-Partner with our International Materials Team (based in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Panama) for both technical development and completion of textile specifications for all materials Under Armour engineers from across the globe.

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Process Engineer
(Posted 2/10/2023)

We are looking for a motivated full-stack process engineer to work on novel microfabrication and integration technologies. The engineer’s role will be to bring up new process technologies, provide process feedback, maintain equipment as necessary and work with internal and external customers on designs. This is a key role in a small foundry that offers exposure to a wide variety of wafer-scale fabrication processes and tools. The candidate will work with a remote team in California while being on-site in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn the basics of many different areas of device development.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Develop and refine a variety of standard processes on wafers at various stages of device development, including lithography, metallization, etching, thin film deposition, etc. in a cleanroom environment.

  • Characterize process results using tools such as optical microscopy, SEM, profilometry, etc.

  • Understand and contribute to designs, especially with internal and external customers.

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Danville, VA

Glass Materials Scientist
(Posted 1/26/2023)

The Application Engineer will collaborate and coordinate with Commercial and Department of Defense customers to conduct on-site meetings and training sessions for new system users to ensure effective and safe use of the PlasmaBlast® tool. The key goals are to achieve or exceed training performance objectives, help identify and document use cases and then create work process instructions as required. This position will work closely with the APS R&D and Engineering team and the Sales team to ensure all activities across this program follow the documented APS training and recommended best practices.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Participate in the acquisition, installation and operation of high-tech equipment in your section.

  • Collecting and analyzing data based on established procedures.

  • Perform routine production work with the available equipment in your section according to established standards and procedures to meet the desired specifications.

  • Collaborate to improve production processes and optimize the performance of equipment in your section.

  • Proceed with the requisition of equipment, consumables and spare parts to ensure adequate supply and an efficient inventory in your section.

  • Handle corrosive and hazardous materials under standard safety and health procedures.

  • Complete all reports and documents to ensure production control and production monitoring according to established procedures.

  • Maintain normal and preventive maintenance of all equipment and tools used in your section.

  • Ensure calibration of equipment and other apparatus used in your section.

  • Supervise Glass Production Assistant(s).
The list of tasks and responsibilities listed above is summarized and not limitative.  This is not a complete and detailed list of tasks and responsibilities that may be performed by the incumbent.

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Cary, NC

Application Engineer
(Posted 12/7/22 | Closing 2/28/23)

As the Glass Materials Scientist, you will have the ability to understand, follow and develop procedures in your section: chalcogenide glass purification and fabrication.  This is a Professional Exempt salary position that can only be performed by working in the facility.

Roles and Responsibilities
Provide technical leadership for customer product support, training, and application engineering to Navy personnel and contractors. You serve as the initial point of contact for the customers using our products and be considered the resident expert in product use.

Responsible for successful onboarding of APS products at customer sites that leads to an excellent customer experience and proper use of our system.

Gathers information and listens to customer feedback to thoroughly understand the customer’s technical requirements, specifications, and needs.

Convey the “Voice of the Customer” on technical issues and product application issues back to the R&D and Engineering teams.

Look ahead to brainstorm, identify, and anticipate future Atmospheric Plasma Solutions by defining the customer’s technical problems and converting desired solutions into specifications and process requirements.

Provides technical qualification criteria to Sales regarding systems, according to established processes and replicable use cases. Will provide guidance to Sales on technical sales opportunities.

Keep accurate records of customer contact information and communication to support current and future actions and help with future sales leads. Directly, or through a technical pursuit team, creates proposed solutions demonstrating APS’ value to the prospective customer.

Participates in professional societies, industry committees, attends tradeshows

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Golden, CO

Ceramic/Materials Engineer – New Graduate Program
(Posted 11/8/22)

Two-year hands-on program with opportunities to transfer into process engineering roles in factories around the country. As a Materials Engineer, you are responsible for utilizing professionally accepted engineering principles and techniques to engineer and oversee all aspects of ceramic material manufacturing, process/product implementation and quality control.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Develop a working knowledge (hands-on) of all manufacturing processes, in-process controls, SPC, material characterization and all associated equipment.

  • Assist in developing, implementing, and improving production/processing methods and controls to cost-effectively meet expected outcomes. Verifies outcomes and/or courses of action with appropriate personnel prior to taking action

  • Collect and correlate production data to identify result discrepancies and drive continuous improvement.

  • Oversee manufacturing processes and effectively utilizes SPC tools (i.e. control charts, DOE’s, etc.) to maintain and improve product and process quality.

  • Focus on increasing process efficiency by actively participating in continuous improvement activities through research, benchmarking and identification of improved methods or tools.

  • Receive and acts upon detailed instructions on specific assignment objectives, points of emphasis, reference and information sources, and possible solutions from an experienced engineer or technical supervisor.

  • Use structured problem-solving methodologies to resolve complex issues involving a critical manufacturing processes and ensure process controls are implemented to reduce future variation.

  • Under moderate supervision, utilizes understanding of ceramics manufacturing techniques and associated equipment design/function to support the improvement of processes and development of new manufacturing processes to meet customer requirements.

  • Develop and maintain complete and accurate written records and process documentation for processes and improvements to existing product and/ or processes. 

  • May interpret customer and company technical drawings for sales and manufacturing departments to ensure products are manufactured in accordance with design specifications; suggests modifications to improve the manufacturing process.

  • Forge working relationships with manufacturing personnel to develop buy-in and partnership in continuous improvement and process/product quality initiatives.

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