Material Testing Engineer

at Rose International Inc. in Mossville, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Date Posted: 10/11/2023

Hiring Organization: Rose International

Position Number: 451922

Job Title: Material Testing Engineer

Job Location: Mossville, IL, USA, 61552

Employment Type: Temporary

Estimated Duration (In Weeks): 96  

Min Hourly Rate($): 38.00  

Max Hourly Rate($): 40.00

Skills/Attributes: CAD, Hydraulics, Mechanical Engineer, Statistical Analysis System


Job Description
Client Job ID: 23539-1

Job Responsibilities:

• Research, design, develop, manufacture, and test tools, engines, machines and other mechanical devices.

• Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals to determine time and cost feasibility to complete projects.

• Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and make recommendation to maintenance crew.    



• Creativity, verbal and written communication skills, analytical and problem-solving ability.

• Team player and detail oriented.

• Ability to make sketches, engineering drawings and common computations.

• Ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical drawing, schematics and computer-generated reports.  


• Bachelor''s degree in engineering required.

• 2-4 years experience required.

Position’s Contributions to Work Group:

- This team member will lead projects to deliver critical component and material performance results, especially fatigue testing.

- The team member will lead some projects and will serves as a contributor on others.    

Typical task breakdown:

- Project leadership for mechanical testing needs of internal clients

- Consulting with clients on test needs and deliverables

- Analysis of how to test components to failure to match expected or observed failure modes

- Fixture design

- Instrumentation planning, especially strain gauging of critical specimens for data validation     

Work environment:

Approximately 75% office, 25% test lab


Education & Experience Required:

- 4 year degree in engineering or engineering technology

- Preference is mechanical engineering or materials science. Other disciplines can be considered with relevant experience.

Technical Skills


- General knowledge of fatigue and fracture mechanics

- Strong technical knowledge of mechanics of materials, including stress strain concepts, and elastic v. plastic deformation.

- Familiarity with instrumentation such as strain gauges, load cells, and LVDT’s.

- General understanding of statistical analysis as applied to fatigue & fracture

- Strong technical writing abilities

- The ability to apply fundamental engineering concepts to a practical problem to devise testing solution and deliver high quality data to our clients.


- Knowledge of hydraulic equipment, especially mechanical test load frames

- Understanding of material microstructure as it relates to component performance, especially fatigue.

- Knowledge of machining processes to determine how to fabricate fixtures and test pieces.

- Creo or other CAD experience. Note that this is less than 10% of the job.

- Familiarity with DATK software.

- Familiarity with project planning software such as Microsoft Project

Soft Skills


- Communication skills and professionalism to communicate within the work group and with clients. This will include engineers, technicians, and managers.

- Diligent attention to detail regarding following of test protocols and establishing new procedures to deliver high quality data.

- Ability to lead projects with some supervision.

- Self starter who can formulate a test plan and demonstrate progress towards objectives.

- Attitude of continuous learning and improvement to adapt skills necessary to unique projects.

- Ability to present results to groups in person and on virtual meetings.

- Strong focus on safety.

Disqualifiers/Red Flags:

No hands-on lab testing or operations experience


For information and details on employment benefits offered with this position, please visit here. Should you have any questions/concerns, please contact our HR Department via our secure website.

California Pay Equity:
For information and details on pay equity laws in California, please visit the State of California Department of Industrial Relations' website here.

Rose International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender (expression or identity), national origin, arrest and conviction records, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Positions located in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California will be administered in accordance with their respective Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need assistance in completing this application, or during any phase of the application, interview, hiring, or employment process, whether due to a disability or otherwise, please contact our HR Department.

Rose International has an official agreement (ID #132522), effective June 30, 2008, with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Employment Verification Program (E-Verify). (Posting required by OCGA 13/10-91.).

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Job Posting: 11357748

Posted On: Oct 11, 2023

Updated On: Jan 08, 2024

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