Research Engineer - Drinking Water Adsorption Media
A.O. Smith Corporation
January 10, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $2.5 billion company with 143 year history and more than 14,800 employees worldwide. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.
With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people. It values people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action. For more information regarding A. O. Smith, visit our website at www.aosmith.com
This is a great opportunity for a creative, hands-on individual to work in our Water Treatment Research and Development group to develop advanced performance carbon and adsorption filter materials and filters.
Creation of new adsorption media, carbon/others, for water filtration
Conduct research and demonstrate feasibility of the media/filter technology
Work with adsorption media suppliers to develop new materials/products with differentiable water contaminant removal
Work with raw material suppliers to develop new formulations and process techniques to maximize adsorption media properties and product performance
Work with outside researchers to be aware of technology developments, recognize and recommend action when appropriate
Design, prototype, test to ensure products meet performance specs, standards, and compliance certifications
Work with operating company to design water treatment filters and filtration systems to ensure proper deployment of the technology advancement
Work closely with operating company to launch new products
Direct lab technician to conduct research and compliance testing
Insure products comply with agency requirements and work with agency and standards development committees.
Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.
BS in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering or Material Science. MS or PhD preferred
3 to 5 years of related Research Engineering adsorption media experience
Experience with adsorption media development and/or application of adsorption media for liquid phase adsorption of contaminants, preferrably with water.
Demonstrated project management skills
Excellent communication and organization skills with ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
Open to travel including domestic and international
Experience with carbon filtration material and filter development
Experience with water treatment filters and filter design
Welcome to A. O. Smith Corporation!
Everybody loves a hot shower. We all appreciate the convenience of clean clothes and dishes. And what can be more enjoyable than a relaxing dip in a hot tub or whirlpool? There's nothing like hot water, and one company has been delivering the world's hot water for more than 80 years...A. O. Smith. But today's A. O. Smith is about more than hot water. We recen...tly entered the water treatment industry to deliver clean water to consumers in China and other fast-growing parts of the world. It's all about water, and A. O. Smith has a singular focus on becoming a global leader in water technology.