Position Description

Corporate Materials Engineer
Location Savage, MN
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Working at Fabcon

Do you want to work at the top tier pre-fabricated concrete wall manufacturing and construction company in the East Coast and Midwest?

Do you see yourself at a company on the cusp of rapid growth due to creative products, lean manufacturing expertise, and market dominance?

Do you dream of being on a team that values leadership development and career growth opportunities?

If so, a career at Fabcon may be for you.

We are the precast wall panel industry leader in the United States.

Purpose/ Scope :

The Corporate Materials Engineer is responsible for the development and processing of concrete formulations that satisfy business objectives including requirements for field performance, manufacturability and cost. This role is a key resource for concrete materials, providing a wide range of technical support, working with outside suppliers, technical resources, certifying bodies and customers, and utilizing a broad base of knowledge in order to support product development, certification, raw material supply, manufacturing and field processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Systematically develops and manages mix designs that optimize quality and cost performance

  • Designs and implements processes to methodically and proactively adjust mix based on operating results, changes in, or variation in materials as well as operating conditions

  • Participates in, and leads efforts to continuously improve all dimensions of mix performance

  • Collaborates with QA on the development of inbound material specifications and qualification processes to insure that supplied materials meet Fabcon’s needs

  • Collaborates with QA on the development and implementation of in-process specifications and control processes to insure that our process yields acceptable results

  • Mentors and teaches personnel throughout the organization regarding product design, processing and problem-solving related to concrete materials and mixes

  • Leads root cause problem-solving efforts regarding mix-related problems

  • Serves as a key technical resource in the development of new products and processes

  • Collaborates with vendor sales and technical professionals, laboratories, universities and professional societies

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering or related field

  • Five (5) plus years of experience in manufacturing, construction or similar

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Effective communicator; able to speak to all audiences inside and outside the organization, understanding the various needs of audience members, and tailoring the message to address their concerns; strong writing skills

  • Ability to develop strong working relationships internally and externally and at all levels

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office as well as systems employed in the manufacturing processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to conduct multivariable Design of Experiments (DOE)

  • PCI Level 3 Certification

  • Thorough knowledge of mix design, problem solving and Fabcon processes

  • Five (5) plus years of experience in pre-cast or similar industry

  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control techniques

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel approximately 30%

  • Office: Move 25lbs (not for all jobs, reasonable accommodations will be made), work with a computer for extended periods of time

  • Plant/Yard: Move minimum of 50lbs., spatial awareness/depth perception, walk, climb, bend at the waist, reach, forceful use of hand tools, vocal projection

Work Environment:

  • Office: Quiet with some ambient noise, climate controlled, fluorescent lighting

  • Plant/Yard: All types of weather conditions (year-round, Mid-west and Northeast), dirt/dust, noise from heavy machinery/vehicles, vibrations from machinery and vehicles, loud noises, little to no climate control, varying amounts of light, stairs, narrow walkways

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status). 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Fabcon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, family care status, veteran status, marital status, or any other lawfully protected status. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department.

Qualified applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check upon receipt of conditional job offers. Our Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for inspection in the Human Resources office in Minnesota or our plant locations in Ohio, Kansas and Pennsylvania during normal business hours.

We participate in E-Verify and if you are hired, we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you. Please refer to the posters on our website or DHS for more information on E-verify

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