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Specialist Engineer - Friction Materials

Brazil; Valinhos, Brazil


Job Description


We are looking for a Specialist Engineer – Friction Materials in Valinhos – SP. She/He will be responsible for:
  • Researches and develops friction materials for clutch industry;
  • Selects, formulates and processes friction materials to achieve vehicle performance requirements;
  • Applies the tribology concepts for friction and wear material, delivering material characterization and testing procedures.
  • Defines Technical Strategy of Friction Materials
  • Analysis/characterization of Friction Material trough Global Vehicle Group, mainly Clutch Products;
  • Applies the tribology concepts in the R&D, Production and Quality Areas to support the development of new products and improve the current ones;
  • Implements manufacturing processes optimization, reducing costs, timing and energy;
  • Supports and develops new tribological test methodologies using our Global Test Lab Facilities.



Education / Experience required to meet position qualifications:
  • B.S. in Mechanical, Chemical or Materials Engineering;
  • Solid experience in the automotive parts (clutch) industry;
  • Solid experience in Friction Material Manufacturing Process;
  • Experience into research laboratories;
  • Experience in Power Train Vehicle Tests;
  • Fluent English.
  • Available to travel (up to 50%).
Preferred/Additional Specialized Knowledge:
  • MSc or PhD Mechanical, Chemical or Materials Engineering
  • Experience with project management; design of experiments; basic knowledge in FMEA, MSA, PPAP, APQP, and Statistical Process Control
  • Certification in Six Sigma – DFSS or DMAIC
  • Relationship with Research Centers and Universities.

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Job: Engineering

Region: Latin America
Organization: VEH CVT Commercial Vehicle Transmission

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 048464