Materials Science Supervisor

Union Grove, WI

Posted: 04/02/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 96.24TM Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Materials Science Supervisor

Company in business for over 100 years is seeking a materials scientist with expertise in metals and failure analysis.  This position will receive guidance and training from a 30-year industry veteran and there is a lot of tenure in the organization.

This position is responsible for supervising, prioritizing and managing test development, materials development, personnel, equipment and tactical resources in the Metallurgical and Corrosion sections of the Chemical and Metallurgical Laboratory.

  • Coordinate, direct and manage all metallurgical test activities with Product Groups, Product Development, Process Development, Operations and Procurement for North America. Work with global peers in Europe, Asia and South America to coordinate testing to ensure analysis needs are met in all regions the company operates
  • Manage and administer all activities related to the development of materials, metallurgical concepts and new method development in SharePoint
  • Initiate and develop material and test specifications related to metallurgical issues
  • Develop and review test programs with requestors to insure best use of laboratory resources and delivery of actionable information. Devise & implement laboratory test strategies to efficiently determine causes and corrective actions for production problems and premature field/test failures
  • Write formal interpretive reports, directed to the company personnel with potential external distribution to customers and suppliers. Review and edit draft reports from lab staff
  • Recommend new equipment purchases and manage department assets. Maintain and update the plant charge system to allocate lab operating costs to the appropriate production facilities and/or corporate groups
  • Responsible for the lab safety policy and compliance with Corp. Health & Safety programs. Conduct monthly departmental safety inspections and safety meetings
  • Responsible for content of lab Quality Manual and overall lab quality practices to ensure compliance ISO/QS9000 requirements. Review and publish lab procedures, work instructions and manuals

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  96.24TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS degree required in material engineering with 5-10 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 3+ years of experience
  • 5-10 years of materials engineering experience with a working understanding of all equipment and metallurgical concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to take theoretical constructs and apply them to real-world problem solving
  • Possess an understanding of laboratory information management systems
  • Possess a strong understanding of ISO/QS-9000

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  96.24TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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