Orem, UT 84058

Posted: 11/20/2023 Industry: Engineering Job Number: AD966982919

Job Description


JOB TYPE: Direct Hire

COMP: $85k - $110k Annually

SHIFT: Monday - Friday


We are looking for a qualified R&D Engineer for a direct hire position in Salt Lake City. In this position you will work closely with customers, peers, process engineers, and production personnel to improve existing products and develop novel super-hard materials.  Conduct research associated with high temperature-high pressure diamond sintering.    


  • Lead and work in team-based environment to develop and execute experiments.  
  • Mentor and train engineers in diamond science and materials  
  • Generate new ideas and concepts aligned to meet customer needs.  
  • Conduct novel research associated with high temperature/high-pressure (HTHP) sintering of diamond and related materials.  
  • Use statistical methods to design experiments and analyze results.  
  • Develop theories for understanding, characterizing, and organizing experimental results into systematic and meaningful patterns.  
  • Evaluate material performance with laboratory testing (abrasion, impact, thermal stability, etc.), microstructural characterization (SEM, EDS, XRD, ICP, etc.), and non-destructive methods.  
  • Document experimental methods and results  
  • Capture and share useable knowledge in trade-off curves.  
  • Present new learning to R&D group and customers  
  • Work with cross functional teams to transfer concepts to a production environment.  
  • Engage in continuous improvement of research and development systems.  
  • Engage in continuous improvement of research and development systems.  
  • Attend conferences and publish papers in peer-reviewed journals.  
  • Failure and root cause analysis of existing products.  
  • Travel 3-4 times per year to visit customers for product / technology introductions, technical meetings, technology conferences, etc.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering is required.
  • 5 years engineering experience  

  • Master’s Degree or higher education
  • Knowledge of problem-solving methodologies (scientific method, PDCA)  
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles  
  • Knowledge of statistical methods  
  • Experience with DOE (Design of Experiments)  
  • Proficient with statistical software (JMP)  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite  
  • Knowledge of high-pressure experimental methods  
  • Knowledge of high-pressure diamond synthesis and/or sintering  
  • Knowledge of cemented tungsten carbide applications in HTHP tooling and polycrystalline diamond products  
  • Knowledge of powder metallurgy processes  
  • Experience with numerical methods (FEA, PFC)  


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NCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion are vital parts of our culture and drive NCW’s growth. NCW Is an employer and business partner dedicated to elevating the quality of life of our employees, clients, and communities. You belong here.
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