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Material Scientist Engineer

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Klamath Falls, OR, US, 97601

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

OUR COMPANY

JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

 

Material Science Engineer

Date: May 28, 2021

Location: Klamath Falls, OR/Remotely at the beginning

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

OUR COMPANY

JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminum windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodeling of residential homes and non-residential buildings.

 

Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

 

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

 

Material Science Engineer

 

Role Summary & Purpose

The Material Science Engineer will be responsible for the research, development, testing, and continuous improvement of materials used for windows and doors. This role will be based in Klamath Falls, OR/Remotely at the beginning and will consider and evaluate the properties of materials and their fitness for specific product applications. The position may oversee a small team of individual contributors as the program develops.


Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • To live by the JELD-WEN Values and lead by the JELD-WEN Leadership Model, to build businesses ethically and safely, to invest in people, to inspire customers through innovations, to deliver on our promises, and to improve every day.
  • To ensure adherence to all compliance standards and operate with integrity at all times.
  • Research composite and other materials for current and future use within our company product offerings.
  • Initiate and drive innovation around materials to improve product performance and customer value.
  • Collaborate with universities and suppliers in technology development and issue resolution.
  • Work closely with operations team to help resolve production and supply chain issues.
  • Document, test, and develop specific formulation necessary to produce product within required quality standards.
  • Research, evaluate, and document specific process steps to produce products within required quality standards.
  • Evaluate supplier products and components based on the ability to meet required quality standards.
  • Work with suppliers to obtain materials that meet required specifications.
  • Lead cross-functional teams throughout North America to enhance product offerings and standardize materials processes.
  • Maintains project focus and alignment to meet required project deadlines.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


Experience / Knowledge

  • 2+ years of work experience in plastic extrusion manufacturing.
  • Applied experience within fenestration products, polymer, adhesive, sealants, laminates, materials engineering, materials testing, and a background in research and development relevant to a manufacturing environment a strong plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of statistics. Six Sigma certification is not required but is beneficial, as is training and experience using a range of statistical tools.
  • Ability to create, read, and interpret graphical data.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments with a full understanding of both OFAT and DOE methodology.
  • Possesses solid working knowledge of the Scientific Method and logical thought process.
  • Understands Standards of Evidence.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to successful project outcomes.
  • Ability to present and solicit support for ideas.

 

 

Education / Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Material Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Forest/Wood Products, or related disciplines. MS preferred.

 

Travel:

  • Up to 20-30% travel is anticipated.

 

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JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services


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