FASTTEK GLOBALpowered by Fast Switch - Great Lakes
(734) 744-9373
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Organic Materials Engineer #895004
Job Description:
The Materials & Sustainability Engineering department is seeking a motivated individual to join the newly formed Sustainability and Eco Design team. This person will lead department efforts to develop and expand the use of sustainable/green materials for vehicle materials, components & systems. Primary focus will be on increasing the use of green polymeric materials in current and future models, with a focus on meeting aggressive green content and net carbon reductions.
The role will involve cross-functional engagement with many organizations throughout the company (Design, Engineering, Purchasing & outside suppliers) to promote and expand the use of these sustainable materials in vehicles, as well as supporting other related product sustainability efforts within the department.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Act as technical lead and provide guidance for one or more material data management engineers
  • Oversee the collection, sorting, organizing and compilation of both polymeric and metallic sustainable materials in current & future models; Track overall vehicle progress towards goals
  • Coordination with Global Sustainability teams to report out and maintain North American green polymers materials roadmap; engage suppliers for new developments
  • Develop and maintain awareness of green polymeric material trends and opportunities available within the current supply base & industry
  • Develop timelines and manage project elements necessary to meet project milestones
  • Develop technical report-outs on findings and present findings to Management
  • Work effectively & communicate in a team or independently, as required
  • Travel as needed to accomplish task objectives
  • Support related department sustainability initiatives as required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or other relevant field from an accredited university
  • Familiarity with common product sustainability concepts and trends
  • Familiarity with polymeric materials used in today’s automobiles, especially plastics
  • Strong writing, analytical and presentation skills
  • Direct experience with automotive materials in an engineering / manufacturing environment is a plus
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Material Science or other relevant field from an accredited university
  • Two to four years of relevant experience (academic, industry or other)
  • Direct working experience with polymer materials used in vehicles, especially plastics; Experience with material suppliers and component manufacturers a plus
  • Direct working experience with common product sustainability requirements, concepts, trends
  • Experience with database analytics tools (Qlik Sense, Microsoft BI) is a plus
Additional Info:
At FastTek Global, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve and have a little fun along the way.
We have been doing this with pride, dedication and plain, old-fashioned hard work for 24 years!
FastTek Global is financially strong, privately held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things and we do them for Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and technology start-up companies.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose the benefits you need or want, options include:
  • Medical and Dental (FastTek pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
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