Research Engineer in Milwaukee, WI, United States


Research Engineer

AO Smith Corporation

  • Full_time
  • Industry : Consumer Goods
  • image Milwaukee, WI, United States
  • Zip Code : N/A
  • image November 17th 2017


Job description

Company / Location Information
The Company
Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $2 billion company with more than 11,000 employees worldwide. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a leading supplier of water purification products in a number of countries.
With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people. It values people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action. For more information regarding A. O. Smith, visit our website at
This is a great opportunity for a creative, hands-on individual to work in our Water Treatment Research and Development group to develop advanced performance carbon and adsorption filter materials and filters.
Creation of new adsorption media, carbon/others, for water filtration
Conduct research and demonstrate feasibility of the media/filter technology
Work with adsorption media suppliers to develop new materials/products with differentiable water contaminant removal
Work with raw material suppliers to develop new formulations and process techniques to maximize adsorption media properties and product performance
Work with outside researchers to be aware of technology developments, recognize and recommend action when appropriate
Design, prototype, test to ensure products meet performance specs, standards, and compliance certifications
Work with operating company to design water treatment filters and filtration systems to ensure proper deployment of the technology advancement
Work closely with operating company to launch new products
Direct lab technician to conduct research and compliance testing
Insure products comply with agency requirements and work with agency and standards development committees.
BS in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering or Material Science. MS or PhD preferred
3 to 5 years of related Research Engineering adsorption media experience
Experience with adsorption media development, application for water purification products
Customer focus
Demonstrated project management skills
Excellent communication and organization skills with ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
Open to travel including domestic and international
Preferred Experience
Experience with carbon filtration material and filter development
Experience with water treatment filters and filter design
Experience with lab testing per NSF/WQA standards
We Offer
Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance..


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