Position Title:  Engineering Assistant


Rogers, CT, US, 6263

Job Category:  Engineering
Shift:  Shift 1
Full Time / Part Time:  Full-Time
Job Level:  Individual Contributor
Approximate Travel:  10%
Job Description: 


Rogers Corporation is looking for a talented individual to assist in product development and properties testing of new and existing materials, develop and document product characterization procedures and test data, as well as report results and observations to R&D Engineers and staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the development, characterization, and optimization of new and existing materials, prepare development formulations for characterization; implement new product characterization methods; and document procedures.
  • Assist in running designed experiments and failure analysis assessments.
  • Prepare materials for processing on pilot line equipment, operate pilot line during experimental trials, anddocument and report trial observations.
  • Lifting up to 15 lbs consistently, climbing ladders, and moving 50-gallon drums and 50-lb. bags of material with assistance.
  • Conduct material testing using complex instruments, such as DSC, TGA, TMA, FT-IR, SEM, Instron, WYCO, TIM, and electrical property measurements, or coordinate testing externally.
  • Assist in production scale up for new materials and products, and support transfer of final product to regular production.
  • Follow precise instructions and provide quality data within specified timeframes. Take initiative in identifying, reporting, and trouble-shooting problems or inconsistent data and proactively address remediation. Demonstrate flexibility in dealing with shifting priorities.
  • Apply basic troubleshooting skills to daily tasks and prioritize and optimize workflow to achieve efficiency.
  • Accurate recordkeeping and maintenance of instruments, lab supplies, and work areas. Complete all assignments in a safe and environmentally safe manner.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalency, plus 5+ years’ technical experience in a similar work industry; alternately a 2-4 year degree in Chemistry or material related field plus some industrial experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Experience and ability to work with cross-functional development teams
  • Computer and analysis skills (MS Office, internet searches, e-mail)
  • Strong organizational skills as applied to hardcopy and electronic databases and files
  • Basic understanding of mixing and coating procedures with hands-on experience in product testing
  • Self-starter and able to work with minimal support
  • Ability to recognize inconsistent or unexpected results or equipment function and proactively address procedures to resolve problem/inconsistency
  • Ability to lift 50-55 lbs and periodically wear a respirator

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related field
  • Hands-on experience with mixing and coating operations and with physical testing of polymeric and composite materials
  • Demonstrated interest in the application, development, and characterization of polymeric and composite materials
  • Knowledge of basic statistics and data analysis


Additional Qualification Details:  No additional requirement needed

Who We Are and What We Are All About:

Rogers Corporation makes tomorrow's innovations possible. Help build a cleaner, safer and more connected world with a career at Rogers, where we make tomorrow’s innovations possible. We rely on a talented workforce to develop our cutting edge, market-leading material technologies. Our global team develops innovative specialty materials and components that enable technology in a wide array of high-growth markets. Our customers expect high performance and reliability, so we are always looking for people who can improve processes, get results and represent a best-in-class organization. People are at the heart of all our operations, and we encourage our employees to act with integrity, creativity and excellence to help drive results worldwide.

Why Work for Rogers:

It is our commitment to get “Results, but Results the Right Way.” Rogers offers an exceptional work environment and a value-driven culture modeled by leadership. Employees have access to developmental opportunities as well as top-notch benefits and incentive programs. Come join a winning team!

Rogers Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

About Rogers Corporation:

At Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG), we're changing how the world uses technology. We are a global leader in materials technology and manufacturing, producing engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. With nearly 200 years of materials science and engineering experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable global Advanced Electronics Solutions and Elastomeric Material Solutions, as well as other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers enables the world’s leading innovators to achieve greater performance, speed to market and reliability through our renowned technical solutions support, problem-solving and application engineering capabilities. Rogers delivers market-leading solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification and alternative energy, sealing, vibration management, and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, industrial equipment and performance apparel, wireless infrastructure and automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.