2017 Materials Engineers
Median Pay: US$91,310
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a wide range of products, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and biomedical devices. They study the properties and structures of metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, nanomaterials (extremely small substances), and other substances to create new materials that meet certain mechanical, electrical, and chemical requirements.
Duties

Materials engineers typically do the following:

  • Plan and evaluate new projects, consulting with other engineers and managers as necessary
  • Prepare proposals and budgets, analyze labor costs, write reports, and perform other managerial tasks
  • Supervise the work of technologists, technicians, and other engineers and scientists
  • Design and direct the testing of processing procedures
  • Monitor how materials perform and evaluate how they deteriorate
  • Determine causes of product failure and develop ways of overcoming such failure
  • Evaluate technical specifications and economic factors relating to the design objectives of processes or products

Materials engineers create and study materials at an atomic level. They use computers to replicate the characteristics of materials and their components. They solve problems in a number of engineering fields, such as mechanical, chemical, electrical, civil, nuclear, and aerospace.

Materials engineers may specialize in understanding specific types of materials. The following are examples of types of materials engineers:

Ceramic engineers develop ceramic materials and the processes for making them into useful products, from high-temperature rocket nozzles to glass for LCD flat-panel displays.

Composites engineers develop materials with special, engineered properties for applications in aircraft, automobiles, and related products.

Metallurgical engineers specialize in metals, such as steel and aluminum, usually in alloyed form with additions of other elements to provide specific properties.

Plastics engineers develop and test new plastics, known as polymers, for new applications.

Semiconductor processing engineers apply materials science and engineering principles to develop new microelectronic materials for computing, sensing, and related applications.

Quality and Mission Success Intern

Type: Internship
The intern will work with Quality Engineers and perform statistical analysis to determine the source and products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications. Complete process capability and performance analysis to identify potential sources of variation. Identify, develop...
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Civil Engineer (Structural)

Type: Part Time
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INTERN: Operations/ Lean Manufacturing

Type: Internship
Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You'll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned...
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West Caldwell, NJ

Engineering Intern - Water Resources

Type: Internship
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Apple Valley, MN

Maintenance Supervisor -Hollywood/Shawnee

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
SUMMARYTo be responsible, under the direction of the Property Manager, for the overall maintenance of the property in a superior condition at all times and to provide excellent customer service to all residents.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be...
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Assistant Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
IntroductionAPPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary-Exempt. The General Services Agency Department of Public Works has an opening for an exempt appointment in San Francisco. The position is excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process. The successful candidate shall serve at the...
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Intern from University of Cincinnati

Type: Internship
The primary goals for interns are to gain an understanding of the construction process and to assist the Field Engineers and Office Engineers in field and materials management. The internship program provides the intern and Hensel Phelps with an extended opportunity to evaluate if the fit is right...
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Landscape Architect Intern - Paid

Type: Internship
Alta's Atlanta office is seeking a full-time design intern for summer 2019. Join our staff of landscape architects, urban designers, engineers and planners in a highly collaborative environment. Work on local and regional active community projects supporting both Atlanta and our southeast...
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Technical Intern 1

Type: Internship
Join our team of talented research engineers and scientists developing new technologies and capabilities for homeland security, environmental sensing, and security engineering. Up to 40 hours/week (during summer) and reduced hours (20-30 hours/week) during the school year (dependent upon available...
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Content/Writing Intern

Type: Internship
DescriptionThis Content/Writing Intern help will create and edit relevant, appealing and distinct content in support of making our brand the most remarkable voice in the AEC industry. The intern will fulfill content generation needs, creating thought-provoking, compelling material to spur interest...
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Marketing/Writing Intern

Type: Internship
DescriptionThe Marketing Intern will assist with marketing efforts through proposals, company communications, marketing campaigns, promotions and special events.Assist in preparing information and materials for submittals, presentations and proposals.Assists in maintaining photographic, proposal...
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Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

Faculty Position in Urology Research - Rochester, MN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Heal the sick, advance the science, share the knowledge.The Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic has a Faculty position available for a Career Scientist with expertise in the areas of genitourinary cancer biology, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and/or stem cell therapies.The Department...
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Rochester, MN

Engineering Technician, GS-0802-09

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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1162 - Engineer In Training- New Graduate

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
AKF Group LLC is an award-winning professional services firm providing engineering, commissioning, testing, technology, sustainability & lightning design services. We are currently recruiting an Electrical Graduate Engineer for our growing Baltimore office! You will work closely with Project...
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Draftsman/Designer Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
OverviewElement has an opportunity for an Intern Draft Engineer to join our growing team. We are looking for an engineer to convert the designs of architects and engineers into technical drawings and plans for our new lab layout.ResponsibilitiesDesign plans using computer-aided design and drafting...
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Hardware Reliability Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Founded in 2003, InvenSense Inc., a TDK Group Company, is the world's leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms. InvenSense's vision of Sensing Everything™ targets the consumer electronics and industrial markets with integrated Motion and Sound solutions. Our solutions combine MEMS (micro...
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San Jose, CA

Engineer YE DRAM PFA (PERM)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Req Id: 131024As an Engineer YE DRAM PFA (Yield Enhancement Dynamic Random Access Memory Physical Failure Analysis) at Micron Technology, Inc., you will be responsible for analyzing probe, parametric, and fabrication data to identify causes of device failures. You will help prioritize lab workflows...
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Boise, ID

Engineer - Dry Etch DRAM/EM (PERM)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Boise, ID

Intern - SOCAL

Type: Internship
The primary goals for interns are to gain an understanding of the construction process and to assist the Field Engineers and Office Engineers in field and materials management. The internship program provides the intern and Hensel Phelps with an extended opportunity to evaluate if the fit is right...
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Intern - UW-Stout

Type: Internship
The primary goals for interns are to gain an understanding of the construction process and to assist the Field Engineers and Office Engineers in field and materials management. The internship program provides the intern and Hensel Phelps with an extended opportunity to evaluate if the fit is right...
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