Glidewell Laboratories is the industry leader in dental technology due to our agility, speed, and cutting edge technology. We work in a fast-paced and highly sought-after employee-friendly work environment. Behind all of this success is an amazing group of people who are passionate about bringing innovation to the marketplace, while providing quality and affordability to better the lives of people all over the world. If you share in our passion for teamwork and a vision for excellence, let's talk about a rewarding career at Glidewell!
In addition are the following generous employee benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with company match, company-paid life insurance, additional onsite dental services, vacation, holiday, and sick time, employee gym (with fitness classes and meditation room), employee medical/wellness center (with massage therapy and acupuncture), two company subsidized cafes, Internet cafes, employee lounges with big screen TVs, game tables, fun company sponsored events, a diverse work environment and much more!
Perform hands-on testing, characterization, product and process development of materials for R&D
Develops and executes test methods for applications of formulations and performs analysis on resulting outcomes
Serves as an active, contributing member of Materials Engineering team by coaching and mentoring junior team members and handling complex tasks.
Applies engineering knowledge to the design and development of current products, with an emphasis on implementing product solutions that are consistent with the optimization of manufacturing quality and product features
Utilizes testing tools and equipment such as particle size analyzer, surface area analyzer, TGA/DTA, Tensile Tester, SEM, etc., as well as troubleshoots and maintains equipment
Solves technical/scientific problems using sound engineering principles, creativity, and product design verification techniques.
Prepares and tests samples, standards, and batches.
Analyzes raw materials using various testing methods.
Evaluates and implements new raw materials in existing products to lower cost or provide additional benefits.
Determines equipment qualification and method crossover.
Analyzes data for acceptable criteria against specification ranges and report results to laboratory management.
Conducts laboratory investigations and recommends improvements.
Supports team members in investigation and creation of new products.
Conducts analysis for existing formulations against new test criteria and project objectives.
Documents findings and accurately reports project progress.
Recommends and presents new ideas and possible improvements on existing projects and products to management.
Works effectively in a matrix organization; meets demands from multiple internal customers.
Negotiates requirements in a matrix organization and helps others meet goals.
Performs other related duties and projects as business needs require at the direction of management.
Bachelor’s degree in Ceramics/Materials Science or Engineering
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of materials processing, especially aspects of ceramic powder processing, material testing and characterization
Previous experience working with alumina, zirconia, and ceramic oxides preferred
Previous experience in an R&D environment preferred
Must possess proficient English skills, both written and verbal
Must possess effective oral communication and interpersonal skills