Sample Job Titles
Materials and Processes Manager
Materials Branch Chief
Materials Development Engineer
Materials Research Engineer
Review new product plans and make recommendations for material selection, based on design objectives such as strength, weight, heat resistance, electrical conductivity, and cost.
Supervise the work of technologists, technicians, and other engineers and scientists.
Analyze product failure data and laboratory test results to determine causes of problems and develop solutions.
Conduct or supervise tests on raw materials or finished products to ensure their quality.
Plan and implement laboratory operations to develop material and fabrication procedures that meet cost, product specification, and performance standards.
Design and direct the testing or control of processing procedures.
Monitor material performance and evaluate material deterioration.
Perform managerial functions, such as preparing proposals and budgets, analyzing labor costs, and writing reports.
Plan and evaluate new projects, consulting with other engineers and corporate executives as necessary.
Guide technical staff in developing materials for specific uses in projected products or devices.