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Materials Engineer (Tribologist)

Field: Product Engineering
Location: Canada

Who is Litens?

We are a diverse group of talented people committed to creating solutions to problems and making the world a better place. We enhance and deliver both mechanical and electrified solutions that bring efficiency and sustainability to new heights. Founded in 1979, Litens has a proud history of being an innovative and highly respected company specializing in powertrain system engineering and component supply. Our history includes numerous achievements, many of which have been recognized through prestigious awards from our customers.

Experience a fulfilling and supportive environment where ingenuity is rewarded, collaboration is encouraged, and opportunities are readily available.

Why Join Litens?

Litens is seeking a self-motivated professional with strong knowledge of properties of materials (i.e., ferrous, nonferrous, polymers, composites, surface engineering and tribology). This position also requires practical experience with test equipment used to measure and assess material properties.

At Litens, you can make an impact. We’ve purposefully cultivated a supportive and flexible environment that gives everyone the opportunity to succeed. Litens offers a competitive and people-first approach to compensation and benefits, and we are committed to provide balanced employment and advancement opportunities for everyone.

Our diversity is our source of strength. At Litens, we are committed to equal employment opportunity, and we value and welcome diversity. We respect employees’ rights for a safe and respectful workplace. Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

 What you will do:

Provide support to cross-functional engineering teams to select the optimal combination of materials that meet product requirements including performance, durability, and reliability.

Apply materials science with engineering principles and practices, to identify and advance solutions for design, manufacturing and quality problems.

Work with cross functional teams on projects such as:

Material selection, failure analysis, material characterization, interpretation and writing of specifications, product quality inspections, material process development, production process validation and material property data.

May require travelling to suppliers and customers to troubleshoots complex problems and recommends appropriate actions.

Approve material equivalency or new materials and initiates evaluation and implementation of beneficial emerging materials and material processing technologies.

Lead and/or support projects of various size.

Assist with the transfer of knowledge, coach and mentor less experienced peers.

Operate a variety of metallographic and physical testing equipment (Metallographic sample preparation equipment, metallographs. Micro indentation hardness testers,  Scanning electron microscopes (SEM), Rockwell/Brinell hardness testers and Tribometers.

 What you will bring:

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Metallurgy, Material Science and Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering with a at least 3 years of relevant work experience is required.

Have a fundamental knowledge of mechanical & chemical properties of composites, ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, structure-property correlation, metallurgical characterization technique such as:

hardness/tensile testing,

non-destructive testing,

fractography & microstructural evaluation,

tribological evaluation.

Manufacturing and processing knowledge of materials as they apply to automotive applications is desired.

Ability to initiate failure analysis or root cause data-gathering, correctly interpret the data, and report results with limited supervision.

Articulate lab work plans, collect and report data using the appropriate metallurgical & tribological characterization techniques. Other job tasks include, but are not limited to, metallurgical process design, development/validation for production support.

Great interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with supply chain in supplier selection, validation, and post-launch troubled shooting are desired.

Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization.

Interested in this position?

Submit your resume below for consideration.

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