Location: Canton, MA
Global leader in third-party testing and certification services is seeking Mechanical Engineers to test construction and building materials products for use in commercial and industrial facilities to verify rigorous standards of quality, technical integrity and performance.
Mechanical Engineer will plan, conduct and direct the evaluation of products, with little or no supervision, in the area of building materials and assemblies.
The testing will push the product's performance as it relates to wind, fire and other exposures in our world class, state of the art laboratories.
Duties will include, but are not limited to; the development of proposals, project management, supervision of tests, documentation of results, preparation of written reports and other complex tasks associated with third party product testing. In addition, duties may include making presentations and providing representation to trade associations.
The working environment includes both the office and laboratory.
Overnight travel, to consult with customers, attend technical conferences and to conduct and monitor tests at test facilities, is typically less than 20%.
BS in technical area + 3 years experience or MS in technical area
Technical degree in civil, structural, or mechanical engineering preferred.
Knowledge of, and experience with, building materials, components, and assemblies is desired.
A background in statics and/or material properties is beneficial.
Successful candidate should have demonstrated project management skills, results analysis skills, superior written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency with programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
Candidate must possess outstanding relationship management skills including:
• Exceptional customer service skills
• Excellent communication skills (both orally and in writing)
• Active listening skills to understand the points being made when someone else is speaking and giving full attention to the speaker
• Effective speaking skills to convey direction, information and technical concepts
• Ability to work effectively as a strong and supportive member of a team
• Demonstrated skill in organizing work, setting priorities and planning
Working product evaluation environment involves fire, smoke, heat and the use of adhesives and binders.