R&PD Engineer, Thermoplastic


Research and Development


Morgan Hill, CA, USA

Level of experience

Mid Level

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The Research & Product Development Engineer supports the Company’s expanding research and development of composite materials activities in the Aerospace and Space markets. 


  • Manage large programs to develop and improve composite materials.
  • Lead in development of new process technologies and products.
  • Assist in qualifications of materials with direct interface with customers.
  • Develop and establish material processing techniques.
  • Conduct failure analysis of materials, parts or processes.
  • Support Marketing and Sales to achieve planned Company objectives
  • Direct and manage lab technical personnel to achieve departmental goals and objectives
  • Support the Manufacturing function to enhance efficient and effective material production
  • Develop knowledge of new and current and technologies in the polymers and composite materials in the Aerospace and Space markets.


  • Minimum B.S. in Material Science, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • 3-5 years experience in polymers, fibers, composites or part fabrication
  • Program management skills including leadership, communication, schedule development and management, resource management, task management and delegation
  • Working experience in thermoplastic polymers or their composites
  • Process development experience with composite materials
  • Good understanding of material structure and property relationship
  • Familiar with mechanical testing methodology of composite materials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Toray Advanced Composites employment practices offer equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination.

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