Job Description

Do you want to be part of a team that aspires to improve the quality of life for others? Are you interested in efficient manufacturing processes that promote sustainability? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment in a job well done? At Carpenter Co., we challenge our employees to learn from and inspire one another – all levels of the company collaborate, communicate and constantly improve to achieve shared success. If that sounds like an environment in which you will thrive, Carpenter Co. could be a great fit for you!

Carpenter Co. has an opening for an Associate Research Engineer at our Technical Center located in Richmond, Virginia. This position is responsible in managing daily activities in the Fiber Testing Laboratory and provide support for Carpenter Co.’s efforts in the Fibers area, including the Furniture & Bedding, Consumer Products, and Automotive markets. 

Carpenter Co. employees are committed to working hard to ensure production goals are met while maintaining operations excellence. As the successful candidate, you will be expected to become well acquainted with the Company’s products and manufacturing processes and will interact with Sales, Operations, Suppliers and Customers. 

Your additional responsibilities as an Associate Research Engineer will include:

  • Manage day to day activities in the Technical Center’s Fiber Testing Laboratory.
  • Provide technical support for Fiber Products to sales, manufacturing plants, and customers.
  • Conduct monthly technical review meetings.
  • 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 effectively manage multiple projects in a time sensitive manner.
  • Auto Cad/SolidWorks experience is a plus

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).

Important Notes

Carpenter Co. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.

Carpenter Co. conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that receive and accept a written offer of employment.