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Battelle Memorial Institute Engineer (Textile, Material) in Natick, Massachusetts

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Summary

Integrity, confidence, discipline and commitment define your career in Battelle’s National Security Global Business. Battelle was built on a firm foundation of honesty, integrity, and outstanding service and the work we do in national security impacts lives around the world; whether we’re creating armor for military applications, testing a life-saving vaccine, or developing a more efficient hydrogen fuel cell. At Battelle, we reward the best work with more responsibility, positions to grow and develop, and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world. Are YOU ready for your next mission?

Our National Security Global Business is currently seeking an Engineer (Textiles, Materials, Mechanical, Industrial). This position located in Natick, MA with 10-20% travel required (U.S. Locations).

Responsibilities

  • Apply technical knowledge to research, development, test, and evaluation efforts for new, improved, or specialized clothing (including cold weather clothing), equipment, and systems

  • Propose testing and engineering research and development proposals

  • Plan and perform material and system testing as part of clothing development efforts.

  • Perform biophysical testing of clothing and clothing systems using sweating thermal manikins in accordance with ASTM and Navy Clothing Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) test methodologies.

  • Perform textile physical property and characteristics testing in accordance with AATCC, ASTM, DoD, and NCTRF test methodologies.

  • Innovate ways to integrate emerging technologies in testing and design processes

  • Perform initial data aggregation and analysis.

  • Analyze information and data and assess status of testing projects.

  • Develop, update, and write technical documents, project plans, presentations, and reports.

  • Support data analysis and preparation of documents; conduct research to align documents to current industry practices.

  • Review ballistic protection and flame resistance requirements; inspect garments to assess if protective clothing meets performance standards.

  • Apply technical knowledge to clothing design and manufacturing processes

  • Inspect and validate garment construction based on specification; communicate with project officers and customer on identified discrepancies and/or areas for improvement.

  • Participate in Integrated Product Team meetings.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and 12-15 years’ experience in the technical field.

  • Ten plus years of familiarity with ASTM, ISO, AATCC and Specification documents.

  • Must have an understanding of heat transport, experiment design, basic statistics, and data analysis. Must also be able to analyze technical data.

  • Ability to use spreadsheet and word processor software applications

  • Must be able to identify, troubleshoot, report, and resolve data inconsistencies and equipment issues as well as be able to learn to operate test and evaluation equipment and software.

  • Experience with research and development/evaluation and testing.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life

We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.

  • Balance life through a compressed work schedule : Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off—giving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.

  • Take time to recharge : You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.

  • Prioritize wellness : Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.

  • Better together : Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.

  • Build your financial future : Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.

  • Advance your education : Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.

  • Flexible work arrangements : You have options for where you work and when you work.

A Work Environment Where You Succeed

For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity’s most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.

You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:

  • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects

  • Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery

  • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment

  • Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders

  • Give back to and improve our communities

Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients’ requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers

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