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 a Research Engineer at our Reinhart Technical Center in Richmond, Virginia. This position is responsible for supporting internal groups and external customer requests by coordinating and overseeing day-to-day operations in the Reinhart Technical Center Physical Testing and both the Large and Small-Scale Flammability Testing Laboratories.

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 demonstrate good laboratory practices including good recording of experiment work and project information tracking.

Your additional responsibilities as a Research Engineer will include:

  • Support Carpenter Co research groups by becoming a technical resource on testing methodology for a wide range of Carpenter Co products
  • Monitor day to day operations in several key support laboratories and assist in hands on testing work when required (includes a large-scale flammability laboratory where mattress burning behavior is observed)
  • Manage and organize maintenance and calibration schedules for testing equipment
  • Continuously improve Material and Flammability laboratory performance by updating work instructions and training materials and also through research of new test practices

Skills / Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Material Science, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • At least 1 year of experience in a science / engineering-based field
  • Proficient with MS Office and statistical methods used for controlling and improving laboratory systems.
  • Self-motivation and a drive to exceed expectations
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities on a daily basis
  • Experience in an industrial laboratory setting preferred
  • Experience with acoustic test methods preferred

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.