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FulltimeRomeo, MI Posted on August 12, 2021
Duties / Responsibilities of this position:
Serve as company-wide reference and leader for the evaluation and understanding of fracture mechanics, fatigue, creep, stress relaxation, mechanics of materials (including mechanics of composite materials) and mechanical durability of materials and systems.
Work with applications engineering and modeling areas to evaluate and improve materials, design concepts, and designs.
This position will be a crucial part of the feedback loop for both material development and product design.
Identification and recommendation of equipment for mechanical analysis.
Oversight and responsibility for all equipment in the mechanical testing area.
Development of characterization methods and techniques.
Interaction with customers to understand their needs and to communicate test results to their technical staffs.
Ph.D. degree in Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or other related field with academic study oriented toward mechanical behavior and mechanical characterization of materials.
Some post-graduate or industrial experience is preferred.
Research background in mechanics and a fundamental understanding of fracture mechanics, fatigue behavior, creep, and overall understanding of mechanical response of materials.
Must be comfortable with a first principles understanding of concepts as well as experimental set-up/design and familiarity with testing equipment, including servo-hydraulic equipment.
Background and understanding of mechanics of composite materials is highly desirable.
Understanding and previous use of finite element modeling techniques is desirable but not required.
Independent thinking to arrive at novel understandings using mechanics fundamentals as a basis is important.
Physical Demands Analysis:
Occasional lifting up to 60 lbs.
Frequent carrying up to 20 lbs.
Occasional pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs.
Frequent fine finger movement and handling materials
Frequent gripping and reaching
Occasional climbing stairs/step ladder
Frequent use of computer monitor, keyboard, and computer mouse
Frequent standing and walking
Occasional bending, stooping, twisting or balancing
Rare crawling, kneeling, and crouching
Occasional overnight travel and international travel
Inside Work – continuous
Outside Work – rare
Hot/Cold – occasional
Humid/Dry – occasional
Dust/Vapor Fumes – occasional
Hazardous Machines – occasional
Moving Objects – occasional
Sharp hand tools – occasional
Loud Noise – occasional
Working alone – frequent
May be required to wear the following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Safety Glasses, Gloves, Sleeves, and Respirator (Dust Mask).
Never = Not Required/Never (0%)
Rare = Seldom/Rare (Not daily – 1-10%)
Occasional = Minor/Occasional (Less than 3 hours – 11-33%)
Frequent = Required/Frequent (For 3-5 hours – 34-64%)
Continuous = Major/Continuous (More than 5 hours – 64-100%)
Excellent total compensation package
100% company paid medical, dental, and vision
Onsite medical clinic
Generous 401K contributions
Top-notch wellness program with a focus on your total well-being
Equal Opportunity Employer
L&L Products does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. L&L Products will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship.