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R & D Engineer

Company: Sterling Engineering, Inc.
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

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-Position Summary: - - A leader in the oral care industry and the manufacturer and distributor of the GUM and Butler Brands, - seeks an experienced Research and Development -(R&D) - Engineer to join our team of professionals located in the - Schaumburg - area. - - R&D Engineer - provides expertise in product innovation and - performs - various functions in the development and validation of oral care - products. These functions - include - new material - exploration, - establishing - and - validating - test methods, - and design verification - of the mechanical products. - R&D Engineer - works - closely - with - Product Engineering - unit, which designs - and develops - the mechanical products, - and Marketing unit, - and - provides them with - material information and - the product efficacy and safety information. - R&D Engineer' s - responsibilities also include scientific research on the latest - dental - field, - conference presentations, - investigating - existing - dental products - in the market, and patent application. -Essential Job Functions: - - -

  • Research and evaluate the technical feasibility of new product concepts, new materials, and - new designs.
  • Investigate hypothesis and prepare a scientific justification.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis on product efficacy using various lab equipment, such as programmable robotic arm, microscope, and image analysis software.
  • Develop testing methodologies and fabricate test fixtures.
  • Implement the bench test and presentation of statistic conclusions and research findings.
  • Troubleshoot design-related production challenges and quality issues.
  • Contribute R&D expertise in cross-functional project teams.
  • Assist with supplier evaluations and qualifications.
  • Review 2D/3D CAD models.
  • 10% - 20% domestic or international travel may be required.
  • Due to the time difference, a few after-hours teleconferences may be needed with international suppliers and project team members (approx. once a month, depending on the project). - -Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: - Education - -
    • Required - - BS in - Engineering -(or equivalent - technical field)
    • Preferred - - Mechanical - Engineering - - Knowledge/Experience - -
      • - 2+ years - of - full-time R&D or new product development engineering - experience
      • - Familiar with a variety of - laboratory - test methods and procedures
      • - Material analysis and testing experience
      • - Stage Gate process
      • Design for Manufacturing
      • Cross-functional project team working environment
      • Desired - Plastic molding
      • Preferred -- Design and manufacturing experience in - medical devices - Skills - - -
        • 2D/3D CAD
        • Image analysis
        • MS Office Suite (Excel, Words, Power Point)
        • Analytical thinking
        • Organized research process
        • Good presentation skill - Abilities -
          • Strong learning capability
          • Highly result - and detail oriented
          • Self-motivated - and well-organized
          • Able to work under stress - with proper prioritization
          • Strong mechanical - and systematic - aptitude
          • Able to excel as a team contributor and as well as a - leader when needed -

Keywords: Sterling Engineering, Inc., Schaumburg , R & D Engineer, Engineering , Schaumburg, Illinois

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