Material Science Engineer

Scientific Instruments

Florida, West Palm Beach
Posted 2 years ago

Job Title: Material Science Engineer

Reports to: Director of Research and Development

Hours: Full time position

Summary: The Materials Science Engineer will be responsible for facilitating the evaluation and development of novel materials and technologies for cryogenic measurement and instrumentation, as determined by the Company’s strategic planning and under the guidance of the Director of R&D.  The Materials Science Engineer will design tools and fixtures for R&D experiments, including the development of data acquisition tools for electronic device screening and compliance testing.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with R&D and Production to define test criteria and to develop test systems
  • Design and build test fixtures for cryogenic thermometry
  • Write test reports and develop work instruction for new systems, and update existing documentation for existing systems
  • Solve issues related to product flow and material performance
  • Assist Quality Department with Root Cause Analyses and first article inspections.
  • Feasibility studies on advanced processes to estimate product cost and analyze capital equipment, capacity, and capability

Expected Areas of Competence

  • Knowledge of mechanical fixture design.
  • Signal cable design and assembly
  • National Instruments (or equivalent) data acquisition platforms (LabVIEW, Test Stand, etc.)
  • Electronic test instrumentation and remote interfacing (multimeters, electrometers, oscilloscopes, etc.)
  • Lean optimization
  • Technical writing (test reports, procedures, work orders, etc.)

Capabilities required

  • Knowledge of mechanical fixture design.
  • Signal cable design and assembly.
  • National Instruments data acquisition platforms (Lab VIEW, Test stand, etc.)
  • Electronic test instrumentation and remote interfacing (multimeters, electrometers, oscilloscopes, etc.).
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Technical writing (test reports, procedures, work orders. etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanisms required to implement processes and manage product flow.

Education Requirements

  • Minimum B.S. (preferred M.S.) in electrical or aerospace engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, or related scientific discipline with focus in inspection, metrology, and analysis


  • Manufacturing Engineering: 2 years or advanced degree
  • Cryogenics: 2 years (Required) or advanced degree/studies in a cryogenics-related field


Scientific Instruments believes that certain values should be maintained in our everyday activities. Thesevalues should be expressed in our work and our interactions with others, our customers, and our suppliers. It begins and ends with us by ensuring that these core values are ever-present.

Core Values




  • Commitment
  • Dedicated to a cause or activity, working very hard to do or support something. Agreement or pledge to do something in the future, a promise.

  • Honesty

  • Uprightness and fairness, truthfulness, sincerity or frankness, freedom from deceit or fraud.

  • Accountability

  • The obligation of an individual to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a timely manner.

  • Integrity

  • Doing the right thing when no one is watching or will ever know. Choosing your thought and actions based on values rather than personal gain.

  • Respect

  • Honoring the worth or dignity in a person or process. Consideration for other’s preferences and ideas. Courteous regard for people’s feelings.

Job Features

Job CategoryTechnician
Job TitleMaterial Science Engineer
Reports toDirector of Research and Development
Date Posted12/10/2020

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