Materials engineers are in charge of conducting materials analysis for their organization. They are responsible for completing objective materials performance and recommending changes and corrections. They provide technical support to other teams to order new materials that satisfy project requirements, as well as use their engineering background to develop new product and improve production and manufacturing process. Materials engineers work closely with other engineers to improve quality and efficiency. They also maintain equipment inventory and order new materials as needed. Materials engineers communicate with production staff and external vendors, as well as create detailed reports for comparing materials' performance, quality, and costs. They also research new materials and integrate newer technologies into their projects.
Materials Engineer Tasks
Document and strategize on how to reduce materials and process problems, including researching new materials.
Consult on material choices, process recommendations, and interfacing with external laboratories.
Investigate product failures and materials problems, testing for and identifying manufacturing issues.
Supervise and conduct materials testing and technical processes for the organization.