Materials Engineer

Location: Spokane, WA


Your role with us:

As a Materials Engineer for Pearson Packaging Systems, you will develop approaches and define material selection to solve for mass reduction and increased strength in traditional parts/assemblies. This role utilizes CAD modeling and drafting software to establish composite part design and perform simulations to ensure that secondary packaging designs are feasible and technically acceptable. This involves brainstorming design concepts and assisting in solving technical challenges for process design and materials selection related to high-speed packaging equipment. Requires up to 25% travel.

Does this sound like you?

  • You have advanced technical skills.  You have experience in developing and applying composite manufacturing processing including vendor identification, testing, and inspecting in a manufacturing environment. You have extensive knowledge of common composite materials such as carbon fiber, S-glass, basalt fibers, layered epoxy composites, and thermoset and thermoplastic polymers.
  • You are a leader. You are able to effectively lead in the selection of parts, materials, and processes. You can provide technical oversight with vendors, team members, and customers to solve complex technical problems.
  • You can navigate through change.  You see change as an opportunity to improve rather than an obstacle to overcome. You can easily navigate shifting priorities, multiple projects, and timelines pressure to meet deadlines.
  • You are a strong communicator and relationship builder.  You have superior verbal, written, and presentation skills and are comfortable communicating in a variety of forums.


How you will contribute to our growth:

  • By coordinating with other disciplines such as Design Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, and Procurement to ensure cost effective and timely designs
  • Through leading the selection of Parts, Materials, and Processes on new and/or existing designs that will help grow our use of technology further


What you will need to succeed:

  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering or similar engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of common composite materials including carbon fiber, S-glass, basalt fibers, layered epoxy composites, or thermoset and thermoplastic polymers.
  • 3+ years in a manufacturing environment with experience developing and applying composite manufacturing processes including vendor identification, testing and inspecting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely within a geographically diverse team to resolve technical issues
  • Proven ability to communicate key project information or recommendations to internal/external customers
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of time once role is established


What we will offer you:

  • Competitive industry compensation
  • Our top-tier Health and Wellness Plan offers ease of mind and ensures that you and your family are well taken care of.
  • Time and time again, we have been recognized amongst the most progressive workplaces in our industry.
Pearson Packaging Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.