Engineering Manager

Billerica, MA /
Engineering /
Full Time
About Boston Materials

Founded in 2016, Boston Materials is a high-performance materials company enabling manufacturers of industrial and consumer products to break through their design trade-offs with new materials. The company’s patented Z-axis Fiber™ technology is a lightweight material that has an extraordinary ability to diffuse energy (structural, thermal or electrical). It is produced from 100% reclaimed carbon fiber, enabling new, high-volume, energy-efficient products that have a low carbon footprint. By turning a $2B per year waste stream into high-value, advanced materials, Boston Materials is enabling the next generation of products and unlocking a circular economy. To learn more about Boston Materials, visit bomaterials.com.

Engineering Manager

Everything that we want to do in life depends on materials. Consider the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Age of Plastics – our evolution as a society is defined by the materials that we use. Products, from airplanes, electric vehicles, to semiconductor devices, are all enabled and limited by the materials that are available to us. Boston Materials is driven by the vision that creating novel materials will empower industry leaders to make new and better products. 

We are hiring a well-seasoned Engineering Manager to join our expanding team and play a major role in developing and building new game-changing composite materials!!

The Purpose of this Role:

Boston Materials is seeking a dynamic technical leader to serve as our Engineering Manager. You will have ownership of developing new and optimizing existing material-based products that solve the challenges of customers and capture opportunities in high-tech markets. The ideal candidate will lead a team that focuses on advanced materials and process development from the concept stages to full-scale production, ensuring the new material development programs are fully validated prior to product launch. You will have end-to-end ownership of developing new products (i.e., thermal interface materials & bipolar fuel cell plates etc.), for diverse applications across the Transportation, Electronics and Aerospace industries, and unlocking new business opportunities by creating innovative material solutions.

The Impact You Will Make in this Role:

    • Plans and coordinates the work of engineering staff based on product development objectives and schedules
    • Recruits additional engineering staff, as needed
    • Provides training, mentoring and performance evaluations that are timely and constructive
    • Manage team day to day
    • Establish deep understanding of company’s technology/capabilities, existing products and product roadmaps to advise on feasibility, timelines and budgets for new product development
    • As the technical leader drives the vision as you manage and direct new material-based products through proof-of-concept, pilot production and first-article manufacturing
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge in areas of responsibility, including client needs, latest technologies, and relevant scientific understanding in related areas
    • Compose progress updates/reports and regularly communicate project status/timelines to leadership
    • Support leadership team on strategic planning, market developments, regular project updates, key customer visits, conference/trade show attendance, technical service and related business functions
    • Reviews project reports to ensure projects are on schedule and within budget (full cycle ownership)
    • Accountable to ensure all QA initiatives are consistent with industry best practices and adhered to 

Your Skills and Expertise:

    • Bachelor’s degree within the Engineering discipline or related field
    • 8+ years of technical experience developing injection molded components, consumer electronics, or advanced composite materials
    • 3+ years of managing a team of engineers and technical contributors
    • Engineering software experience (i.e., SolidWorks, Ansys, Minitab, etc.)
    • Project management; align projects, tasks, budgets with an impeccable attention to detail
    • Strong verbal / written communication, presentation skills, strong analytical and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to manage small to large-scale projects from conception to implementation, sometimes with competitive timelines
    • Hands-on experience in new material development at a lab scale and associated scale-up process development for manufacturing
    • Highly skilled at setting goals, objectives and deliverables. Identify resources and processes necessary to accomplish
    • Entrepreneurial, positive and confident mindset and attitude
    • Plans and coordinates the work of engineering staff based on product development objectives and schedules
    • Recruits additional engineering staff, as needed
    • Provides training, mentoring, and performance evaluations that are timely and constructive
    • Previously a key technical contributor on the launch of a new product from start to finish
    • Experience using CAD & FEA tool (e.g., SolidWorks, Ansys, etc.) and performing statistical analysis

Summary of benefits:

    • Health, Vision & Dental – Boston Materials pays 75% of Health, Vision and Dental Care coverage for employee and dependents
    • 401(k) plan
    • 4 weeks of supplemental Paid Paternity and Family Leave
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Holidays: 14 days/year
Boston Materials is an EOE and at the forefront of materials innovation, the key to which is diverse teams with unique backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce with equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis.