Material Science Engineer

Material Science Engineer/Scientist in the Materials and Print Science lab in Boise Idaho. The person in this role will perform standard analysis and testing utilizing standard processes and lab equipment. Additionally, they will do failure analysis working with engineers from a variety of R&D groups. The lab equipment includes a full chemistry lab, optical and electron microscopes, x-ray, thermal test equipment, mechanical test equipment, chemical analysis equipment, particle count equipment, and a wide range of application specific tools.


  • Perform material and chemical analysis and testing utilizing standard processes and lab equipment.
  • Perform standard analysis and testing such as paper and toner testing.
  • Maintain and calibrate lab equipment.
  • Perform physical and chemical failure analysis and contamination analysis.
  • Develop, document and present reports and recommendations.
  • Collaborates and communicates with management, internal, and outsourced development partners regarding issues, analysis and recommendations.
  • Work with the Material Science Lab team on large analysis projects.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in physical science or engineering discipline.
  • Typically 4-6 years experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proficient in using a large number of physical and chemical analysis tools.
  • Able and willing to quickly develop expertise in using new physical and chemical analysis tools.
  • Experience with printing technologies and print media desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; mastery in English and local language. Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate options at management levels.
  • Strong people and teamwork skills.
  • Self-motivated and willing to work on a variety of projects with different priorities.

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