Materials Engineer III

Duration : 06 Months + High Possibility of extension

Labs brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale. The Applied Materials team at seeks an adhesive test engineer (6-month initial contract extendable to 2 years), with the ability to evaluate material performance for consumer products. We are looking for individuals with adhesives knowledge to methodically evaluate materials and generate coupon and form-factor data to guide hardware teams to select optimal materials. The role will be based in Vancouver or Seattle (with travel to Vancouver), WA.

  • Use fundamental engineering principles and ASTM standards to design standard and custom test setups to measure performance of adhesives and materials.
  • Prepare sample coupons for testing. Characterize adhesive material and device performance in a laboratory setting.
  • Interface with cross-functional partners to understand prototyping and characterization needs. Work with materials labs across Meta to coordinate materials testing.
  • Prioritize adhesive testing projects based on program need and SME requests, drive projects to completion within specified timelines, and generate repeatable and accurate data.
  • Write and maintain experimental SOPs, analyze raw data, and generate test reports.
  • Work with vendors and lab managers to purchase new equipment as well as maintain, calibrate, and upgrade existing equipment.
  • Maintain materials coupon inventory for testing.
  • Follow established safety and best practices protocols to ensure a safe and organized lab.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment calibration and documentation


  • Bachelor's degree in physical science or engineering
  • 2+ year of experience as a materials test engineer
  • 2+ years of experience with adhesives; dispensing, assembly, testing and FA
  • Experience writing SOPs, test reports, and maintaining lab equipment
  • Experience with designing and fabricating jigs and test setups for materials property measurements.
  • Excellent organization skills and an eye for detail.
  • Experience working with teams of technicians to accomplish tasks efficiently and generate reputable data
  • 5+ years of experience with adhesive assembly and testing such as tensile push-out, tensile pin, lap shear, block shear, tensile impact, and peel testing
  • Familiarity with adhesive analysis by TMA, DMA, DSC, FTIR, GCMS, rheometry and Microscopy


  • Experience working with adhesives (most imperative skill for this role)
  • Knowledge of plastics