Job Board

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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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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