Who We Are and What We Are All About: Help build a cleaner, safer and more connected world through a career with Rogers Corporation. At Rogers, our innovative materials technologies enable breakthroughs in clean technology, internet connectivity, mass transit and more -- but it's our people that set us apart. Integrity and respect are at the heart of how we work. We excel at building enduring relationships that foster trust with our colleagues and business partners. We work creatively and cross-functionally a rewarding work environment. For a brighter tomorrow, explore Rogers today across the globe to deliver unique solutions to our customers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Summary/Objective: Rogers Corporation is looking for a talented individual to assist in product development and properties testing of new and existing materials and develop and document product characterization procedures and test data as well as report results and observations to R&D Engineers and staff. This position reports to the Product Development Manager.
Assist in the development, characterization, and optimization of new and existing materials, prepare development formulations for characterization, and implement new product characterization methods and document procedures.
Assist in running designed experiments and failure analysis assessments.
Prepare materials for processing on pilot line equipment. Operate pilot line during experimental trials. Document and report trial observations.
Perform required physical activities, including lifting up to 15 lbs consistently, climbing ladders, and moving 50 gallon drums and 50 lb. bags of material with assistance.
Conduct material testing using complex instruments, such as DSC, TGA, TMA, FT-IR, SEM, Instron, WYCO, TIM, and electrical property measurements, or coordinate testing externally.
Assist in production scale up for new materials and products, and support transfer of final product to regular production.
Follow precise instructions and provide quality data within specified timeframes. Take initiative in identifying, reporting, and trouble-shooting problems or inconsistent data and proactively address remediation. Demonstrate flexibility in dealing with shifting priorities.
Apply basic troubleshooting skills to daily tasks and prioritize and optimize workflow to achieve efficiency.
Accurate recordkeeping, housekeeping, and maintenance of instruments, lab supplies, and work areas. Complete all assignments in a safe and environmentally safe manner.
Required Education and Experience:
High School Diploma plus 5+ years technical experience in a similar work industry; alternately a 2-4 year degree in Chemistry or material related field plus some industrial experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentations to small groups
Experience and ability to work with cross functional development teams
Computer skills and analysis (MS Office, internet searches, email)
Strong organizational skills as applied to hardcopy and electronic databases and files.
Basic understanding of mixing and coating procedures with hands-on experience in product testing.
Self-starter able to work with minimal support.
Ability to recognize inconsistent or unexpected results or equipment function and proactively address procedures to resolve problem/inconsistency.
Ability to lift 50-55 lbs and periodically wear a respirator.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or a related field.
Hands-on experience with mixing and coating operations and with physical testing of polymeric and composite materials.
Demonstrated interest in the application, development, and characterization of polymeric and composite materials.
Knowledge of basic statistics and data analysis.
Rogers Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups. How You Can Apply for this Position Visit us at: www.rogerscorp.com/careers to apply! With an outstanding work environment, vast developmental opportunities, and a top- notch benefit package, it is no wonder a large majority of our employees have been with us longer than 10 years. Come join a winning team! In addition to a competitive salary package, we offer:
Comprehensive health plans that include medical, dental, and vision
Complementary and alternative medicine coverage (CAM) to include naturopaths, nutritional counseling, acupuncture, and massage therapy
Wellness & fitness reimbursements
401(k) with company match
Participation in discretionary bonus plan
Employee stock ownership plan
Generous vacation plan
Flexible work arrangement
Life Insurance – 3x base for salaried employees at no cost
Strong work/family and employee assistance programs
Tuition reimbursement, up to $5,250 annually for undergrad and up to $15K annually for graduate; Various employee discounts; Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, Ford Partnership program, and local discount programs
Excellent training and development opportunities
Rogers Employees Federal Credit Union
About Rogers Corporation
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global technology leader in specialty materials and components that help power, protect and connect our world. With more than 180 years of materials science and engineering experience, Rogers delivers reliability and performance solutions to meet designers' toughest challenges. Rogers' three core businesses include Power Electronics Solutions for voltage conversion and power efficiency in rail, wind, solar, industrial and automotive applications; High Performance Foams for cushioning, sealing and impact protection in consumer electronics, transportation interiors, sporting and safety gear; and Printed Circuit Materials for high-frequency wireless and wired networks, smart antennas, and advanced radar systems. Headquartered in Connecticut (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.