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Principal Engineer - Thermal Interface Materials

Boston Materials

Boston Materials

Billerica, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023
Boston Materials produces a new class of materials that are conductive and durable like metal, yet light like plastic. The underlying technology revolves around vertically aligning carbon fibers to create materials with highly efficient energy dissipation properties. We use these highly differentiated materials to solve critical challenges relating to thermal management, vehicle weight reduction, and improving resource efficiency across Semiconductor, Electrified Vehicles, and Aerospace industries. Backed by proven manufacturing processes and validation in performance-critical applications across high-growth sectors, industry leaders turn to Boston Materials to go beyond today’s known limitations.
Not often in one’s career do we get the chance to—
Get close to the mission. Getting a real sense of what the business does and how our work directly affects the outcome. Where everyone is involved with the company’s success. No layers, no silos, no bureaucracy. Just the opportunity to make the greatest impact with the most responsibility.
Innovate faster. Adapting to changes in the market at record speed. No multi-layer signoffs. Fewer executives and shareholders to gain approval from. Instead, the latitude needed to get a new idea, product, or process off the ground quickly. Where we can experiment and test new ideas— and are encouraged to do so. We create solutions to problems that our audiences truly care about and understand customers won’t wait for us to figure them out.
Branch beyond our role. We’re not defined by past experiences or confined by our current job description. Every day offers opportunities to have influence and be challenged with new projects and tasks. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the top talent in the industry, we’re able to showcase our talents, expand our knowledge, develop new skills, and take ownership and act. All while contributing to the overall success of the organization.
Create critical resources. The transition to a decarbonized economy is already underway and advanced computing is everywhere. Armed with coveted technologies and solutions, we unlock the way to accelerate electrification, increase compute efficiency, and harness cleaner energy— changing entire industries and our planet.
Opportunity knocks at Boston Materials. Will you answer the call?
Boston Materials aims to unlock the full potential of Electronics and Semiconductors by solving efficiency losses of thermal interfaces. We are actively seeking an industry veteran to assume a key role in providing technical leadership for the development of our Thermal Interface Material (TIM) products. We are looking for an energized and experienced professional who is eager to contribute at an advanced level, working hands-on to refine and execute our product roadmap within a dynamic, technology-driven environment.

The Impact You Will Make in this Role

  • Provide technical leadership to engineering teams, directing the design, testing, integration, scale up, and optimization of thermal interface material (TIM) products.
  • Work hands-on to iterate and execute on technology and product roadmap. Become intimately familiar with every aspect of material processing, characterization, and end-use integration.
  • Act as the primary technical contact for key customers, suppliers, and partners, building close professional relationships and influencing the prioritization of company programs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including sales, marketing, product management, engineering, and manufacturing to define product specifications and development timelines.
  • Drive innovation to enhance competitive differentiation, quality, and cost efficiency.
  • Oversee quality assurance and compliance with industry standards throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Identify and assess new technologies that may enhance company product offerings.
  • Prepare and present technical literature at relevant industry and customer events.

Your Skills and Expertise

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Material Science, or a closely related field.
  • 15+ years of experience in product engineering or similar, with a focus on Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) or similar particle-filled composites.
  • Demonstrated success in leading product development in a fast-paced, technology-driven environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of material properties, especially related to metallic and polymeric materials commonly used in TIM applications.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills, with a proven ability to inspire and guide teams towards achieving project goals.
  • Ability to work hands-on in a laboratory environment.
  • Experience with roll-to-roll coating, lamination, compression molding, or related processes is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience in customer engagement and technical sales support.
  • Willingness to travel as needed for customer engagement and industry events.

Summary of Benefits

  • Health, Vision & Dental – Boston Materials pays 75% of Health, Vision and Dental Care coverage for employee and dependents
  • 401(k) plan
  • 4 weeks of supplemental Paid Paternity and Family Leave
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Holidays: 14 days/year
Boston Materials is an EOE and at the forefront of materials innovation, the key to which is diverse teams with unique backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce with equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis.