Manager, R&D & Materials Development

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We are currently seeking a Manager of Research &Materials Development to join our team in either the Windsor or Guelph area. Reporting to the Director of Engineering & Program Management, the Manager of R&D & Materials Development is responsible for designing and developing flexible acoustical and air/water management automotive components. Managing all product development processes from prototype to production and is responsible for supervising the laboratory.



  • Participate in the development of new and existing products
  • Plan and perform manufacturing trials to evaluate new product design, materials and formulations.
  • Coordinate product sampling, testing and certification requirements.
  • Maintain knowledge of latest materials & technology improvements and initiate programs for evaluation.
  • Develop & maintain process guidelines and training programs for the integration of new products and systems.
  • Continually strive to reduce process variation/improve process capability to ensure consistent product quality and adherence to manufacturing standards.
  • Lead cost reduction initiatives through materials, product and process improvements.
  • Oversee the laboratory function and provide leadership to the Laboratory Coordinator.


    • Post-secondary Engineering degree or equivalent
    • 5+ years’ experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineer role
    • Experience in the automotive industry strongly preferred
    • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills Results oriented problem solving skills with an analytical approach
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Effective time management and organizational skills, demonstrated in a fast-paced environment
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

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