Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our approximately 1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 800 consultants, including more than 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.
Exponent's Materials & Corrosion Engineering Practice is currently hiring an Associate in our Menlo Park, CA office. This individual will work as a part of a team conducting materials, metallurgical, and mechanical failure analyses as well as product development and accelerated testing, with a primary emphasis on consumer electronics. Duties will include communicating effectively with other engineers and technicians, managers, clients, and administrative reports as well as conducting hands-on failure analysis, planning and executing laboratory tests, field inspections, materials characterization, and metallurgical analysis and testing.
Qualifications for this position include:
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or Metallurgy/Metallurgical Engineering and familiarity with Mechanical Engineering and/or Electrical Engineering
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work within project teams with a strong desire to contribute
Specialized knowledge of common materials characterization techniques (such as SEM, EDS, FTIR, X-ray) is required
Specialized metallurgical engineering knowledge and experience in metallographic and fractographic interpretation, corrosion, fracture mechanics, heat treatment and microstructural development is desired
Experience with manufacturing processes and control is desired
Experience with batteries or electrochemistry is desired
Specialized knowledge of sophisticated materials characterization techniques (such as XPS, Auger, SIMS, acoustic microscopy, interferometry, etc.) is beneficial
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