Research and Development Engineer

$69,725 - $90,000 yearly
  • Magnesium Products of America
  • 2001 Industrial Dr, Eaton Rapids, MI, USA
  • Oct 17, 2022
Full time Automotive Engineering Manufacturing

Job Description

Come join our team and help lead the way with our leading lightweight products. Employer paid benefits, paid time off and more!

Salary: $69,752.00 - $90,000.00 per year

Purpose of Position:

Reporting to the Manager, Core Technology, the incumbent will be an established engineering professional with a proven track record in technology and process development and solid knowledge of high-integrity magnesium high pressure die casting technology and equipment. This position is in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, USA and is responsible for establishing and managing high level research and development projects that are aligned to our short term and long-term business growth strategies. Responsibilities also include leveraging existing expertise to support existing operations daily. Other duties will include technical support for business development initiatives contributing to Meridian’s Global Technology Organization.


  • Lead technology and process development activities in Magnesium Products of America (MPA) to support business growth strategy.
  • Project management of research and development initiatives to be undertaken by Meridian Global Technology Organization.
  • Provide engineering expertise and technical know-how, develop new technologies and ensure a consistent application of product practices on daily operations.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership to Meridian colleagues.
  • Work collaboratively with plants/design groups to transfer core technologies and best practices.
  • Ability to travel internationally (primarily Canada) for up to 35%.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects.
  • Support technical reviews and meetings with customers.
  • Participate as a team member in broad engineering assignments.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials/Metallurgical Engineering (with 5-8 years related experience) or equivalent (>15 years related experience) – Essential.
  • Experience and knowledge in magnesium (or aluminum) casting metallurgy - Essential.
  • Master’s Degree in Materials/Metallurgical Engineering (3-5 years related experience) – Desirable.
  • Technology and process development in magnesium casting/knowledge of magnesium high integrity die-casting process and equipment – Definitely desirable.
  • Aluminum casting experience in the automotive industry - Desirable.
  • P. Eng designation – Desirable.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $69,752.00 - $90,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Eaton Rapids, MI 48827: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)