R&D Engineer I

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: Conshohocken - Pennsylvania, US, 19428

Company: Heraeus

R&D Engineer I
Location Conshohocken - Pennsylvania
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.




As an employer, we offer open space - For Designers. For Forward Thinkers. For Doers. Innovation has been the secret of our sustained business success for 165 years, and you can have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to help us write that next chapter of success.


Job Summary


The following challenges await you: 


  • The primary responsibility of this position is to develop new and modify existing Heraeus Electronics products under the guidance of a Scientist within the R&D Department.  In addition, the R&D Engineer will be a liaison to Technical Solutions. 
  • Conduct assigned research activities supporting the design of new products to customer or industry specifications or the modification of existing products for new applications. Report feedback on results with detailed analysis and recommendations to supervisor and/or team. Make routine choices within established precedent, considering objectives, under limited supervision.
  • Perform intermediate troubleshooting or analysis; problems require interpretation of data using generally prescribed procedures. Analyze technical data, assist in planning, coordination, and problem-solving in the execution of projects. Analyze problems or customer complaints regarding existing products and assist with formula or process changes for new applications.
  • Remain abreast of technical developments in the field; obtain information through literature and patents. Attend technical conferences, trade shows, and educational courses to remain current in the field as it relates to existing and future technologies; ability to present at same.
  • Contribute to technical reports, technical papers, patent applications, project updates, and technical overviews as required.
  • Maintain and upgrade laboratory testing equipment, with approval, for product and process development. Record precise results and findings in laboratory book, database and/or files.
  • Assist with the review and updating of product data sheets and technical data packages.



Your Profile


We are looking for people who are not just open to new ideas, but want to bring fresh thinking, energy and a creative perspective to their work. Some of the traits and qualifications the ideal candidate would possess include:


  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Materials Science or related field and a minimum of two to four years of laboratory experience are required.  The preferred experience should be in circuits & components, ink or paste formulation, chemistry and/or related field. The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Self-starter with an attention to detail required. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism; exhibit a high level of motivation and initiative.
  • Knowledge of polymer science is preferred.
  • Familiarity of Six Sigma methodology such as statistical analysis is preferred.


Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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