Materials Engineer - Clarke Industrial Engineering : Job Details

Materials Engineer

Clarke Industrial Engineering

Job Location : North Kingstown, RI, USA

Posted on : Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:58:07 GMT

Job Description :

Clarke Valve™ is seeking a Materials Engineer to join their energetic team of engineers at the corporate headquarters located in North Kingstown, RI.

As a Materials Engineer at Clarke Valve™ your responsibilities will be to support the engineering departments to advise on material selection, analyze failure modes, and provide design recommendations. As a Materials Engineer you will also provide technical input on heat treatments as well as casting procedures and acceptance criteria.


  • Research and recommend material selection in support of Design & Development.
  • Contribute to Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) as it pertains to materials in support of Design & Development, Test & Evaluation, and Advanced Technologies teams.
  • Expand materials database to provide the best solutions in materials selection.
  • Perform materials testing with various apparatus: hardness tester, microscopes, density
  • Perform simulations (FEA/CFD) to validate new and existing designs.
  • Use shop tools for preparing samples
  • Develop internal and external quality documents related to materials specifications.
  • Create technical reports to summarize testing and analysis
  • Use of third party testing facilities for analysis that cannot be performed in house.
  • Review, create, and apply engineering standards and codes.
  • Inspect incoming goods to ensure conformance to design requirements and applicable standards. Complete/Initiate Corrective Action Reports (CAR).
  • Create engineering reports and presentations.
  • Promote the problem-solving company culture.
  • Follow the Clarke Valve™ policies and procedures.


At minimum the candidate shall have a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

Job Knowledge & Experience

A qualified candidate will have the following proficiencies:

  • Working knowledge of heat treatments, phase diagrams, and mechanical properties for metals, composites, ceramics and polymers.
  • Experience with welding, weld reports, welding inspections, welding quality processes and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and characterize metallurgical and physical properties and chemical compositions.
  • Knowledge of bearing materials and lubricants.
  • Experience using measuring equipment (micrometers, calipers, hardness testers, or CMM).
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes (e.g., casting, machining, forging) and ability to work with suppliers.
  • Ability to competently use Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project).
  • Ability to work in a 5S/6S environment.
  • Capable of setting tasks that will achieve the project goals and are completed on time.
  • Organization and time management skills, with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.
  • Have an open mind and be flexible to changing requirements.

A strong candidate will possess these additional nice-to-have qualifications:

  • Understanding of valve industry standards (e.g., ANSI, ASME, NACE, API, ISO).
  • Familiarity with valves and actuation used in aerospace and industrial applications.
  • Experience with castings, forgings, and welding
  • Experience creating 3-D models and manufacturing drawings using SolidWorks.
  • Strong working knowledge of ISO 9001.

Computer Skills

SolidWorks (CAD, Simulation, PDM, CAM), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint), COMSOL

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to effectively use a PC, keyboard, and mouse.
  • Occasionally squat, kneel, bend, twist, and lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Work in an industrial environment wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.

The physical requirements described here represent those required to perform the functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Clarke Valve™ offers generous compensation, bonuses, and benefits to qualified candidates.

Contact Us

For more information on this position or any other employment opportunities at Clarke Valve™ please contact us at the following email address:

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