Materials/Metallurgical Engineer
Simpson Strong-Tie
Pleasanton, CA

About $69,000 - $96,000 a year

Position Summary

The Materials/Metallurgical Engineer is responsible for the problem investigation, research, specification, design and development of the materials used in our construction products—primarily steel and its coatings. The Materials/Metallurgical Engineer provides solutions to problems associated with material capabilities, proper application, specifications, fabrication of products, and other challenges related product quality. The Materials/Metallurgical Engineer investigates material problems, runs laboratory and field test procedures, does research, writes specifications, writes reports, and works closely with product design engineers and the product quality and product development departments.


30% of the time you will: Analyze and solve complex materials related problems through research, laboratory testing, and systematic investigation techniques across various company functional boundaries.

30% of the time you will: Support our engineering efforts by developing and writing specifications and department standards that give emphasis to improved product designs through consideration of material specifications, manufacturing processes, installation enhancements, cost improvements, etc.

20% of the time: Existing products—recommend and develop alterations to processes and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures.

10% of the time: New products—responsible for design, development, implementation, and analysis of product components and systems.10% of the time you will: Utilize engineering skills to assist with the technical support of our internal and external customers.


B.S. (M.S. desirable) degree in Mechanical /Metallurgical /Materials /Chemical /Product Design Engineering or related field required.
5 years related job experience in laboratory procedures, materials testing and analysis.
5 years experience and understanding of steel, welds, corrosion, and manufacturing processes desired.
Laboratory Testing: Ability to safely run and maintain equipment found in a typical materials or metallurgical lab.
Analysis / Reasoning: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Problem Solving: Ability to identify options for solving a problem and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses.
Self-Management: Ability to display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner. Ability to be self-directed to solve complex issues.
Team Player: Ability to work to build consensus within the department and across department lines.
Communication skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, clients, customers and the general public. Ability to write technical reports in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for technical and non-technical audiences.


This job requires domestic travel up to 10% of the time.

Work Status & Location

This full-time, exempt position is located in Pleasanton, CA.


Relocation will not be considered for this position.

In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer. This means that to the fullest extent required by local law, employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (which state law may define to include gender identity/expression, transgender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and gender stereotyping), sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered marital status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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