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Title:  Ceramic Materials Dev. Engineer


Job Description

Job/Position Summary

The Materials Development Engineer is responsible for developing piezoelectric and dielectric ceramic materials and associated processing technology. This position reports to Ceramic R&D Engineering Manager.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop piezoelectric and dielectric ceramic materials that meet customer or market driven requirements and company strategic direction
  • Hands on preparation and characterization of lab size bathes and materials.
  • Develop powder processing and sintering technology to reproducibly manufacture formulations
  • Develop intellectual property in the area of piezoelectric and dielectric ceramic materials
  • Characterize dielectric, piezoelectric and mechanical properties of materials
  • Support production launch of new material formulations and related processes
  • Communicate ideas, concepts and results effectively through verbal and written communication
  • Presentation of experimental plans and results to peers and management


  • BS, MS or PhD in Ceramics, Materials Science or related discipline required
  • 4-5 years of experience with ceramic processing with emphasis on mixed oxide powder processing is required. Specific experience with piezoelectric ceramic materials is preferred.
  • Work with hazardous materials (lead oxide), which requires wearing a respirator and following related procedures.
  • Some travel to domestic and foreign locations may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated fundamental knowledge of ceramic materials and processing with ability to identify and develop promising formulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer new material formulations and processing technology to manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of basic statistical methods such as design of experiments, statistical process control and gage capability
  • Analytical ability and logical problem solving skills
  • Ability to plan and conduct assignments with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills to foster inter department and cross department cooperation.
  • Good  communication skills


United States EEO Statement 
CTS Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at CTS Corporation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It has been and shall continue to be both the official policy and the commitment of CTS Corporation to further equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of, among other characteristics, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.
We fully comply with all applicable Department of Labor and EEOC rules, regulations, guidelines, and orders including but not limited to Executive Order 11246 and 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4, 60-250.5(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). The parties hereby incorporate the requirements of 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4(a)(7), 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A, 41 C.F.R. § 60-300.5(a) and 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5(a), if applicable.
Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening.
United States Additional Considerations 
It is unlawful in all states where the Company operates, including Massachusetts, to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates applicable laws may be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. The Company does not require a lie detector test as a condition of employment nor continued employment.  

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Albuquerque, NM, US, 87113

Job Type:  Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

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