Material Scientist – Field Durability/Reliability (f/m/d)-191462

Material Scientist – Field Durability/Reliability (f/m/d)-191462


Material Scientist – Field Durability/Reliability (f/m/d)-191462
Livingston, Scotland

About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More. 

About the Industry: Gore’s pioneering contributions to the science of comfort and protection create fabrics for a range of activities and conditions. Learn More.

About the Role: We are looking for a skilled engineer to be part of a Research and Development team based in Livingston, UK, who are focused on understanding product performance through the combination of in-field and lab-based testing. We are seeking someone with a solid technical background, hands-on ability, good troubleshooting/problem solving skills and experience in managing projects. 


  • Designing, executing and analyzing field and lab-based technology/product tests to generate understanding of materials and products deployed in demanding environments
  • Identifying relevant in-use product failure mechanisms and associated root cause(s) through the application of scientific methods and creative thinking
  • Cross-functional interfacing with various teams utilizing effective verbal and written communication to develop and drive field experimentation
  • Providing expertise globally with cross-functional teams to support new innovations, commercialization of new technologies, as well as exiting commercial products
  • Owning driving, managing and completing projects under established timelines 


  • Degree or equivalent in Materials Science and/or Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline and minimum 3 years’ experience
  • Demonstrated experience in building partnerships with customers and/or consumers 
  • Demonstrated experience in root cause analysis, particularly for determining the potential impact on product performance (effect) and ultimately evaluating and ideally mitigating failures (cause)
  • Practical experience with materials testing/characterization and test method development
  • Experience designing appropriate experiments and applying statistical data analysis techniques
  • Demonstrated skill in effective technical documentation and communication, including ability to communicate with, and influence globally, partners across both technical and non-technical functions
  • Proven initiative, exhibiting the ability to lead self effectively – including the ability to proactively identify opportunities and gain support to work on projects
  • Demonstrated skill in rapidly assessing complex technical challenges, applying creative problem solving skills, and building an effective course of action
  • Ideally passionate about and possessing first-hand experience of outdoor product performance acquired through participation in outdoor activities
  • The role requires (international) travel up to 10-15% 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with user-based experimentation
  • Experience with flexible composites, polymers and/or adhesives
  • Experience in lamination or textile industry 

What We Offer: At Gore, we want our Associates to have fulfilling careers driven by curiosity and commitment. In return, we commit to our Associates by offering comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation, benefits, and learning and development opportunities. Learn more about: benefits, diversity, and growth & development. 

We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. 

At Gore we are looking for qualified and motivated individuals. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Our Talent Acquisition Team will be pleased to answer your questions on +49 (0) 89 4612 2800 or toll free on +800 4612 2800.

Candidates should apply using following link to our careers website: click here 


Location: Livingston, Scotland
Contract: Permanent
Duration: Full Time
Salary: Competitive

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