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Scientific Engineer

Brand:  Industrial Automation
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  MAS Division

Seattle, WA, US, 98195


The Scientific Engineer leads product development efforts for emerging technologies/products; evaluates manufacturing processes for application on new and existing products by independently evaluating, selecting, and applying standardized scientific or engineering procedures and techniques. This position will have a focus on piezo electric materials (PZT) and process.


  • Leads new Thin Film process development projects i.e. SOL deposition, metal deposition, photo lithography, electrical characterization. 
  • Develop new technologies to meet product performance, cost and performance requirements.
  • Coordinates project and research planning and activities.
  • Leads the transfer of the research efforts into the new product/technology development activities. 
  • Technology reviews at various stages to include gathering input from product groups and customers.
  • Supports existing products/technologies as necessary as a subject matter expert to maintain product quality and production needs.
  • Identifies technologies that result in opportunities for product quality enhancements, enhanced features, improved user experience, etc.
  • Provides input to the company’s strategic planning process.
  • Additional duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science or related field
  • Advanced degree (Master’s, PhD) preferred
  • 8+ years technology development experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • 5+ years in a leadership role (direct or indirect)
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting



  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; talk, hear and see.  
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Matthews Marking Systems is a global supplier of printing solutions for product identification, branding, and traceability. We offer robust and reliable systems of unmatched quality for marking needs across packaging and industrial applications, including a full line of high-resolution inkjet, laser, and drop-on-demand valve jet technologies, high-performance inks, and integrated solutions for marking and coding automation. With over 160 years of marking and coding experience, we’ve established a global reputation as a premier innovator and manufacturer in the marking and coding industry.  Matthews Marking Systems is a Matthews International company. 

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants. In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle