Materials Engineer II

Billerica, MA
Engineering /
Full Time /
Boston Materials produces a new class of materials that are conductive and durable like metal, yet light like plastic. The underlying technology revolves around vertically aligning carbon fibers to create materials with highly efficient energy dissipation properties. We use these highly differentiated materials to solve critical challenges relating to thermal management, vehicle weight reduction, and improving resource efficiency across Semiconductor, Electrified Vehicles, and Aerospace industries. Backed by proven manufacturing processes and validation in performance-critical applications across high-growth sectors, industry leaders turn to Boston Materials to go beyond today’s known limitations.

Not often in one’s career do we get the chance to—

Get close to the mission. Getting a real sense of what the business does and how our work directly affects the outcome. Where everyone is involved with the company’s success. No layers, no silos, no bureaucracy. Just the opportunity to make the greatest impact with the most responsibility.
Innovate faster. Adapting to changes in the market at record speed. No multi-layer signoffs. Fewer executives and shareholders to gain approval from. Instead, the latitude needed to get a new idea, product, or process off the ground quickly. Where we can experiment and test new ideas— and are encouraged to do so. We create solutions to problems that our audiences truly care about and understand customers won’t wait for us to figure them out.
Branch beyond our role. We’re not defined by past experiences or confined by our current job description. Every day offers opportunities to have influence and be challenged with new projects and tasks. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the top talent in the industry, we’re able to showcase our talents, expand our knowledge, develop new skills, and take ownership and act. All while contributing to the overall success of the organization.
Create critical resources. The transition to a decarbonized economy is already underway and advanced computing is everywhere. Armed with coveted technologies and solutions, we unlock the way to accelerate electrification, increase compute efficiency, and harness cleaner energy— changing entire industries and our planet.
Opportunity knocks at Boston Materials. Will you answer the call?

The Purpose of this Role

Boston Materials is seeking a Materials Engineer who is passionate about creating groundbreaking materials and products that solve complex challenges across many high-tech markets! With your foundational understanding of structure-property-processing relationships, you will optimize the mechanical, thermal, and electrical characteristics of advanced composite materials. You will be a key member of our team, using your exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills to analyze data, organize technical findings, and recommend solutions that enhance the performance and functionality of Boston Materials products. This is a thrilling opportunity to be part of a team that is driving never-before-seen advancements in materials engineering, and for you to make a real impact at a global level!

The Impact You Will Make in this Role:

    • Support the development of new advanced composite materials for diverse applications through experimentation, sample preparation, testing, data collection and analysis.
    • Develop novel processing techniques and testing methods, working closely with the mechanical engineering team.
    • Evaluate the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of materials using common and customized characterization equipment and tools.
    • Prepare technical reports, presentations, SOPs, WIs, and other documentation to communicate findings to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Analyze, document, and interpret experimental data, and use this information to improve the performance and functionality of products.
    • Stay up to date with the latest developments in materials science and engineering and apply this knowledge to the development of new products and processes.

Your Skills and Expertise:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, or a related field.
    • At least 3 years of experience in materials engineering, with a focus on designing and testing materials.
    • Strong understanding of material fundamentals, including mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties.
    • Experience with experimental design and data analysis.
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Experience with thermoplastic processing is a plus (extrusion, thermoforming, compression molding, injection molding/overmolding)
    • Experience with SolidWorks, ANSYS and other engineering software is a plus.
    • Experience with composites is a plus.

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.