Research & DevelopmentResearch and Development Engineer

Research and Development Engineers conduct research to address a problem or create new substances.

Research and Development Engineer

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Was science your favorite subject in school? Did you enjoy science labs and conducting experiments? A career as a Research and Development (R&D) Engineer could be a great fit for you.

As an R&D Engineer, you'll research, develop and evaluate new engineering processes and products. You will usually be assigned a project with specific goals outlined or a particular problem to solve. You'll use your creativity and critical thinking skills to develop the project. The role involves in-depth analysis of issues, process, and procedures. You will use engineering and scientific principles. This role requires a love for chemistry and knowledge of research and experimental protocols.

Good communication skills and teamwork are important in this role. You may train and direct others as part of managing the entire research effort. Good judgment, a sound understanding of the scientific process, and engineering principles are required to be successful in the position. General computer skills like using spreadsheet and word processing software are needed to produce reports and findings of your research.

Critical Skills

  • Analyzing Data
  • Attention to Detail
  • Chemistry Knowledge
  • Collaboration
  • Create Solutions to Complex Problems
  • Engineering Principles
  • Idea Generation
  • Lab Research Principles
  • Prepare Documents and Reports
  • Train and Motivate Others

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement laboratory operations for the purpose of developing material and fabrication procedures
  • Review new product plans and make recommendations for material selection
  • Supervise the work of lab technicians, technologists, and other engineers and scientists
  • Analyze product failure data and laboratory test results to determine causes of problems and develop solutions
  • Conduct or supervise tests on raw materials or finished products to ensure their quality
  • Create reports on research findings

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $35-50/hour


My Interests
Match

Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

Bachelor's degree in chemistry, engineering, or related field

Preferred Education

Masterr's degree in chemistry, engineering, or related field


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