Job description


Composites Application Engineer (0909)

Group Company:
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials in the form of semi-finished products and finished parts. The company has locations in 20 countries and more than 2,800 employees. Its specialty engineering thermoplastics and composites are superior in performance to metals and other materials and are used in a wide range of applications, primarily in the capital goods industry. The company is continuously developing new areas of applications in close cooperation with industry leaders in a broad variety of customer markets. The Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Group is well prepared to further expand its market leadership position.

Supporting the vision of our holding company, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC), Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials is committed to the realization of KAITEKI, “a sustainable condition which is comfortable for people, society and the Earth”. To realize this vision, the MCHC Group engages in corporate activities that provide products, technologies and services based on the comprehensive capabilities of the Group in the Performance Products Domain, Industrial Materials Domain and Health Care Domain, with chemistry as the basis of our activities. We jointly express and promote our commitment under the corporate brand THE KAITEKI COMPANY.


  • Want to work for a global leader in the design, development and manufacture acrylic products that is continuously innovating?
  • Do you have 5+ years of experience developing and deploying composite materials and advanced manufacturing processes in industrial applications?
  • Are you passionate in understanding manufacturing processes in order to drive improvement in the business?

If so, nice to meet you! Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Division is seeking a Composites Engineer based in Mesa, AZ to join a team committed to excellence, continuous improvement and driving sustainable business results. The mission of this individual is to work within a cross-functional team to explore and develop new business opportunities, validate new technology platforms, and support introduction and commercialization of new products across a range of market sectors. The Engineer must have a deep level of knowledge pertaining to fiber reinforced composite materials, processing and part manufacturing techniques, material characterization, analysis techniques, and certification standards. The position requires the application of fundamental and advanced technical principles to complex materials and process issues, drawing from the areas of design, mechanical engineering, material science, and data analytics. Come be a part of this dynamic team!!

Who Are We...
MCAM is a manufacturing services company.  We service markets including aerospace, medical, semiconductor and other markets.  Our capabilities include carbon fiber processing, compounding, molding, extrusion, machining, fabrication, assembly, and inspection.  We provide material solutions, engineering support, stock shapes, near net shapes, precision components, and assemblies.

What You Will Do...

  • Evaluate technical and environmental requirements and can design carbon fiber composite structures
  • Must have knowledge in lay-up and multi-layer composite structure design
  • Recommend engineering actions to attain design objectives by applying knowledge of product design and materials to derive at a solution proposal
  • Engage directly with customer engineering personnel and project teams to understand application requirements, develop proposals, and conduct composite materials and process certification, testing, and manufacturing implementation programs
  • Work closely with the MCAM R&D and Commercial and Marketing teams on new opportunities, and develop composite based solutions
  • Manage multiple customer projects from start to finish including estimating hours, costs and schedules and ensuring projects are executed to customer requirements
  • Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information
  • Correlate the designs with actual prototyping, to ensure the design systems are reliable and robust
  • Assist with composite material characterization, supporting design for producibility, material selection, quality control, and new material development
  • Provide ongoing engineering assistance to Production Operations during technology transition and scale-up, including troubleshooting of process problems, conducting special testing campaigns, and developing detailed project reports
  • Create and maintain composite process documentation and test reports
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


What You Will Have...

  • Minimum BS in materials science, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering or similar
  • 5+ yrs experience working in composites and advanced manufacturing
  • Knowledge of thermoplastic and thermoset materials
  • Knowledge of composite laminate theory and optimal fiber alignment
  • Must have background and expertise in material process development with emphasis on manufacturing scale-up to enable launch of commercially successful products
  • Demonstrated applied knowledge of polymer science, process characterization, process-component performance relationships and materials processing is required
  • Experience reviewing engineering drawings and providing guidance to design, stress and manufacturing engineers


What You Will Get…

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401(k) with a generous match and much more!


We are not accepting unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies, therefore we will not a pay a fee for resumes submitted.

EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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