Vacancies R&D Technologist
Surface Solutions Segment | Plymouth



  1. Supports the project goals and objectives of the R&D Project Engineers by performing engineering technician duties and giving input based on practical knowledge and experience.
  2. Supports R&D Project Engineers in creating test plans for the development of powders and/or to test or optimize Lab equipment (e.g., improving R&D Vacuum Atomizer throughput and its daily operation).
  3. Manufactures developmental (test and prototype) atomized powders based on requirements (e.g., information received as test plan or specifications) and documents results.





  • Perform the duties identified for this job description to the best of your abilities at all times, taking sole responsibility for your actions and the results thereof.
  • Meet individual safety, quality, and production goals.
  • Contribute to departmental safety, quality, and production goals.
  • Interact with managers, supervisors, co-workers, and customers in a positive-friendly manner.
  • Operates lab equipment (hands-on) for test powder manufacturing, such as Vacuum  Atomizer, screening & blending equipment, Rotap sieve system, air classifier, Tap Density, . . .
  • Caries out analytical tests for powder characterization (e.g., Microtrac, Hall Flow, Rotap sieve analysis).
  • Performs preventative maintenance on vacuum atomizer, lab equipment and is involved in organizing or carrying out repairs or maintenance activities.
  • Documents all results and process steps related to powder prototype-manufacturing.
  • Organizes or supports creation of shipping or analytical documentation for processing and shipping experimental powders to customers (both domestic and overseas).
  • Inventory control of developed powder samples.
  • Be willing to cross-train in other areas and departments to broaden your capabilities and assist with the overall performance of the company.
  • Supports (if needed hands-on) the scale-up of new powders in production.






  • Must read, understand, and comply with all Environmental, Safety, and Health, and Quality procedures and policies – both - corporate and regulatory, and ensure Oerlikon Five Golden Rules of safety are followed at all times.
  • Must implement principles and practices of safe behavior in all activities.
  • Implement Oerlikon Mission and Core Values: Integrity, Team Spirit, Excellence, and Innovation.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have an associate degree at a minimum.
  • Must have 4 to 6 years of experience in manufacturing metallic powders, preferably atomized powders.
  • Experience in R&D work environment is a plus.
  • Must pass a physical exam and drug screening.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand plain English with good communication skills.
  • Must be able to work with easy mathematical formulas (mathematical skills required)
  • Must be able to read and understand Risk Assessment (RA) and Job Hazards Analysis (JHA).
  • Must use safe behavior at all times.
  • Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when required.
  • Must be able to read and understand standard operating procedures, material specifications, and instruction manuals.
  • Must not operate or energize equipment, for which you have not been properly trained.
  • Must have knowledge of ISO and AS quality requirements for work activities.
  • Must keep working areas neat, tidy and organized at all times.
  • Must actively participate in continual improvement activities.
  • Must be able to safely operate a forklift or powered industrial vehicle.
  • Must be able to safely operate overhead cranes.
  • Must be able to use and operate manufacturing equipment, machines, and small tools
  • Must be able to work well within a team.
  • Must have basic computer skills (Windows, SAP, Internet Explorer, Office, label software)
  • Opportunity to volunteer as a First responder (First aid, CPR, AED training required)
  • Be able to provide positive mentoring, coaching and training.


Advertised Since
Eloina Miranda
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