Job Description

Carpenter Co. has a great career opportunity available for an Associate Research Engineer at our Technical Center located in Richmond, Virginia. The Associate Research Engineer will provide technical support for Carpenter Co.’s Consumer Products and Furniture/Bedding Divisions, as well as being integral in the development of new products in these areas.  The Associate Research Engineer will become well acquainted with the Company’s products and manufacturing processes and will interact with Sales, Operations, Suppliers and Customers. 

Primary Responsibilities

  •  Provide technical support for Consumer Products and Furniture/Bedding Divisions, to include sales, manufacturing plant, and customer interaction.
  • Conduct monthly technical review meetings.
  • Point of contact for long term and short term product development projects for the Consumer Products and Furniture/Bedding Divisions.
  • Work with other members of the Polymer Products Group as well as other groups within the Company on larger projects.


Skills / Requirements

  • 4 year technical college degree
  • Capability to apply basic scientific principles
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) experience
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Auto Cad/SolidWorks experience is a plus
  • Experience in a polyurethane foam plant is highly desirable

Excellent Comprehensive Benefit Plan

  • We also have 401K, Profit Sharing and a great Benefit Package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and paid time off (Vacation and Holidays).