Research Engineer/Scientist


Research Engineer/Scientist

Education Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering required, Master’s or PhD will also be considered.


Minimum two years of engineering experience, preferably in a lean manufacturing environment

Position Summary

Conduct research associated with high temperature-high pressure diamond sintering. Work closely with customers, peers, and production personnel to develop new polycrystalline diamond products, improve existing products, and solve problems.


  • Work in team-based environment to develop and execute experiments
  • Generate new ideas and concepts aligned to meet customer needs
  • Conduct novel research associated with high-temperature/high-pressure (HTHP) sintering of diamond and related materials
  • Use statistical methods to design experiments and analyze results
  • Develop theories for understanding, characterizing, and organizing experimental results into systematic and meaningful patterns
  • Evaluate material performance with laboratory testing (abrasion, impact, thermal stability, etc.), microstructural characterization (SEM, EDS, XRD, ICP, etc.), and non-destructive methods
  • Document experimental methods and results
  • Capture and share useable knowledge in trade-off curves
  • Present new learning to R&D group and customers
  • Work with cross functional team to transfer concepts to a production environment
  • Engage in continuous improvement of research and development systems
  • Attend conferences and publish papers in peer-reviewed journals


Prefered Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to work with a cross functional team
  • Knowledge of problem solving methodologies (scientific method, PDCA)
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles
  • Knowledge of statistical methods
  • Experience with DOE (Design of Experiments)
  • Proficient with statistical software (JMP)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Knowledge of high pressure experimental methods
  • Knowledge of high pressure diamond synthesis and/or sintering
  • Knowledge of cemented tungsten carbide applications in HTHP tooling and polycrystalline diamond products
  • Knowledge of powder metallurgy processes
  • Experience with numerical methods (FEA, PFC)
  • Creative
  • Innovative
  • Self-motivated

Tools and Equipment

  • Computer
  • Phone
  • Scanner
  • Printer

Safety Equipment

  • Safety Glasses (while on Production floor)

Physical Demands

  • Sit for at least 8 hours
  • Some standing and walking
  • Reaching
  • Full range of motion with hands and fingers

Expectations for all employees

All employees will support the organization’s mission and vision by exhibiting the following behaviors:

  • Trust: Demonstrate belief in others
  • Fun: Enjoy life
  • Respect: Genuinely value everyone
  • Openness: Provide access to people and information
  • Growth: Improve continuously
  • Service: Give of yourself
  • Follow all company policies (Attendance, No Tobacco Products on Campus, Illegal Drug & Alcohol, Family Medical Leave Act, Personal Appearance, Personal Electronic Devices, Vacation & Personal Time, etc.)

if you are interested in this position, please email your resume to:

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