R&D Materials Engineer – Powdered Materials

Location: Nashville, TN


We are partnering with a global manufacturer specializing in carbon and graphite products, with annual sales exceeding $900 million. They are currently seeking an accomplished Powdered Materials Research Engineer to join their team in Nashville, TN. In this role, you will play a vital part in developing new products, enhancing existing ones, and optimizing manufacturing processes. This is a unique chance to take on diverse technical challenges and assume a range of responsibilities within a stable and expanding organization.

If you are an ambitious professional in materials engineering, looking for long-term stability and a stimulating work environment, this is the ideal opportunity for you. You will enjoy high visibility in this role, which will help propel your career forward.


  • U.S. citizenship is mandatory, as some projects involve collaboration with the U.S. Defense Department and are subject to ITAR Rules.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering is required. A Master's degree is highly preferred but not obligatory.
  • 2 to 4 years of experience working with graphite materials and their associated production methods, such as pressing, extrusion, or isostatic techniques, is essential.
  • Prior involvement in materials engineering with ceramics, carbon, graphite, or powdered metals is a must.
  • Experience in high-temperature materials processing is a requirement.
  • Strong project management skills are highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in experimental design, statistics, and data analysis (DOE, ANOVA) is vital.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team-oriented and matrixed organization, while also being a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge or exposure to Lean Six Sigma methods/Operational Excellence is a significant plus, although not mandatory.
SALARY RANGE: $90,000 to $100,000 base salary, plus a 5% bonus.
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