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March 1, 2017

Junior Materials Engineer

DiaPac LLC, a rapidly growing Houston-based company, has a job opening for a Junior Materials Engineer in their Materials Laboratory. The materials laboratory has facilities for powder characterization, sample preparation and optical microscopy, physical and mechanical property testing and wear tests.


The Junior Materials Engineer will work closely with the DiaPac Technology team and assist them in successful completion of product, process and test method development projects. The Junior Materials Engineer will play a key role in continuously improving the technical capabilities of DiaPac for increased customer satisfaction, business growth and profitability of the company.


Full Time – Exempt


Materials Engineer


Minimum: Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from an accredited University


Candidate will preferably have 1 – 5 years of professional experience in manufacturing, laboratory testing, or quality control. Experience requirements are dependent on the candidate’s education level.


Must be eligible to work in the US
Candidate must work well under pressure and maintain professionalism during stressful situations.
Must be self-motivated, confident, highly dependable, and have solid follow- up skills.
Ability to handle multiple projects
Good oral and written reporting skills
Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with personnel from other departments
Computer skills and use of the Microsoft Office software suite


Perform routine powder characterization tests such as density (true, bulk and tap), particle size distribution by laser diffraction, sieve analysis or Fisher sub sieve analyzer
Conduct wear tests such as ASTM G65, B611 etc., record and analyze the data
Perform x-ray fluorescence tests for chemical composition
Perform sample preparation, sectioning, mounting, grinding, polishing and etching of samples for microstructural examination
Document the various test procedures as needed
Use stereo and optical microscopes to examine and record the microstructure of samples
Maintain a list of all the key equipment in the laboratory with model and serial numbers, contact information for parts and repair and for periodic maintenance
Suggest improvements to laboratory equipment, methods and procedures
Make customer and vendor contacts and visits as needed
Keep accurate records of all the data and observations and report as needed
Make recommendations for changes to the existing equipment of for acquisition of new equipment for increased efficiency and productivity in the laboratory
In addition to the laboratory duties the selected candidate is also expected to undertake project work either independently or in collaboration with other DiaPac Technology team members or customer representatives


If you would like to apply for this position, send your resume with qualifications and contact information to Zhongming Wang at