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Materials Design Engineer

QuesTek Innovations LLC
Evanston, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

QuesTek Innovations LLC, located in Evanston, IL, a leader in the field of integrated computational materials engineering (ICME), is seeking candidates for a Materials Design Engineer in its Design Group to perform work related to the design and development of new alloys.

The person will be part of an experienced team with a high sense of ownership and shared accountability for the success of the business. US citizenship or permanent resident status is required for this position.

A strong understanding of materials science, excellent communication skills, and a graduate degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in materials science or a related field are required.

The primary responsibilities and activities of this position will include:

  • Work with and lead project teams to design and invent new materials
  • Manage project activities including experimental work such as fabrication, processing, characterization, and testing of prototype materials and theoretical work such as thermodynamic modeling using CALPHAD-based applications and materials design-based software development
  • Lead scientific model development and internal R&D activities
  • Interact with customers and end-users to define design requirements and identify new opportunities
  • Document and report on both internal and client-based material design efforts
  • Assist and lead proposal efforts for internal and client-based projects

Preferred candidates will have experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • ICME-based design of materials/metal alloys
  • Expertise in the following materials is of particular interest but is not required: steels, refractory alloys, superalloys, aluminum alloys
  • Applied use of thermodynamic & kinetic computational tools (i.e., ThermoCalc & DICTRA software)
  • In-depth understanding of process-structure and structure-property relationships in material systems
  • Knowledge and experience related to materials processing (e.g. melting, hot/cold working, heat treating, additive manufacturing, powder processing/sintering, etc.), characterization, and testing
  • Basic programming skills (e.g. Python, Matlab, or similar)
  • Experience writing competitive technical proposals and securing research funding
  • Good engineering design and problem-solving skills
  • Background or experience working in aerospace, energy, defense, or related industries

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will include incentive programs and competitive benefits including health insurance and a 401(k). Interested candidates shall submit their resumes and other information via the Careers page of No phone calls, please.

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QuesTek Innovations LLC


Evanston, IL
60201 USA



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