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R&D Engineer II

R&D Engineer II

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Full time
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Engineering - All
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Job Summary


Responsible for leading the Innovation process as well as identification and prioritization of projects to align with TCS strategic goals.  In addition, will be responsible for leading specific innovation projects from initial idea generation to final commercialization.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Knowledge expert and coach for other engineers in the alignment and compliance with the Innovation process.
  • Demonstrated bias for action and a desire to move forward in a positive direction even when faced with opposition or ambiguity.
  • Leads idea creation sessions for new ideas for further investigation during innovation projects.
  • Initiates, directs, and executes scientific research and development seen as critical to the TCS strategies.
  • Develops and maintains complex test plans consisting of developed experimentation and statistical methods.
  • Track and maintain development budgets, schedules, and status updates for innovation and renovation projects.
  • Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theory in the areas of strategic importance to TCS.
  • Makes contributions to scientific literature and conferences.
  • Responsible for the programming, planning, and operation of all equipment within the engineering lab.
  • Manages interaction and successful negotiation with multi-disciplinary teams containing both internal TCS members as well as members external to TCS.
  • Develops technical documentation regarding the innovation projects.
  • Will often be required to act as a project leader.
  • Evaluates emerging technologies for potential application to business needs.
  • Contacts include interactions with customers (internal and external) and suppliers on technical matters often requiring strong presentation skills.
  • Responsible for the design and development of tools, products, and processes as needed for innovation projects and programs.
  • May be assigned to other duties determined by management for the purposes of new employee orientation, cross-training, skill enhancement, work load leveling, as examples.

Core Competencies:



Individuals understand their own and other members' styles of thinking and how they affect teamwork
Individuals understand the different roles included in effective teamwork and responsibilities of each role
Individuals use effective group communication skills: listening, speaking, visual
Individuals cooperate to support effective teamwork

Information Gathering
Individuals use important visual and oral techniques (questioning, observing) for information gathering
Individuals use library resources effectively in accessing relevant information

Problem Definition
Individuals understand the open-ended nature of problems
Individuals develop specific goal statements after gathering information about a problem
Individuals recognize the importance of problem definition for development of an appropriate design
Individuals develop problem definitions with specific criteria and constraints

Idea Generation
Teams and individuals identify and utilize environments that support idea generation
Teams brainstorm effectively
Individuals apply effective techniques in their own idea generation
Teams use techniques that synthesize ideas to increase overall idea generation

Evaluation and Decision Making
Teams follow an iterative approach that employs evaluation repeatedly in the design process
Teams and individuals apply simple matrix techniques for evaluating proposed solutions

Teams manage time and other resources as required to complete their project
Team members follow instructions provided by others in implementation

Individuals practice effective listening skills for receiving information accurately
Individuals exhibit appropriate nonverbal mannerisms (e.g., eye contact) in interpersonal communication
Individuals give and receive constructive criticism and suggestions
Individuals record group activities and outcomes, ideas, data, and other information in personal design journals
Individuals produce technical papers and memos in an acceptable style and format
Teams present design information in group oral presentations
Individuals communicate geometric relationships using drawings and sketches



Required Experience/Education


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution
  • Understanding of engineering processes and procedures
  • 3 - 7 years of related experience or education related to research and development
  • Ability to mentor/train lower level engineers
  • Skills/ability to make presentations to upper management and customers
  • Make decisions on innovation project directions and strategic alignment
  • Program management/leadership skills required
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • May be required to utilize skills to assist in tasks related to other projects or emergent needs
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 20-25%


Preferred Experience/Education

  • Masters degree in Business or Engineering
  • 2-3 Years experience with CATIA V5
  • Manufacturing processes utilizing thermoplastic materials including resin, tape and sheet goods
  • Experience with microscopy, mechanical and thermal testing equipment and procedures
  • Ability to develop and communicate financial and business level documentation




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