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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Elkton


Innovation Technologist-182305
Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit to find out.
Job Description
Our Core Technology organization works with all our divisions to conceptualize, develop and produce fluoropolymer intermediates and composites for incorporation into Gore Products. We are looking for a Technologist to join our Composites Center of Excellence (COE) team in Elkton, Maryland.
If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we’re looking for you. In this role, you will engage in and champion use-inspired exploratory research in a quest to develop knowledge driven, composite material solutions to fuel future growth for Gore. This individual will create and drive technology development efforts that are aligned with global Enterprise needs and the strategic vectors of our technical community.
The ideal candidate will:
Be passionate about developing technology and products that are the highest quality in their class
Be energized by working for a world-class manufacturer and collaborating on cross-functional teams
Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
Responsibilities include:
Performing use-inspired research, guided by hypotheses
Identifying, communicating and acting upon gaps in our materials capability
Influencing the material selection decisions for new product development efforts
Developing advanced characterization techniques for composite materials
Performing hands-on prototyping of innovative technologies, new ideas and solutions
Required Job Qualifications:
Ph.D. in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, polymer science, polymer physics, materials science, or a related field
Experience assessing a technology by identifying gaps and opportunities
Past participation in an immersive entrepreneurship training such as I-Corps™ or Lean LaunchPad ™ or equivalent experience
Demonstrated success in the creation of novel technology through use-inspired research
Track record inventing new technology and capturing intellectual property
Success as a principal investigator (independently generating hypotheses to initiate and complete investigations at a quick pace)
Success working within an interdisciplinary team
Capable of explaining the behavior of materials using a balanced approach of empirical, computational and theoretical tools
Hands-on approach to research and results oriented
Skilled in experimental design and data analysis
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to teach a technically diverse audience using formal and informal techniques
Willingness to sign confidentiality and non-competition agreements
Willingness to travel up to 10%
Desired Job Qualifications:
+3 years of post-educational work experience developing new materials
Driving external collaboration on projects with universities, government labs or industry
With fluoropolymer-based product development
With polymer processing
Skilled in mechanics including principles of viscoelasticity and failure of materials
Working knowledge of a variety of polymer characterization techniques
Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)Keywords: Gore, job, Baltimore, Elkton, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Maryland, MD, Pennsylvania, PA, Delaware, DE, scientist, technologist, science, technology, composite, material, growth, developing, products, develop, materials, technique, Ph.D., chemical, engineer, engineering, mechanical, polymer, physics, research, researching, data, analysis, lab, labs
Job:  Engineer/Scientist
Primary Location:  North America-United States-Maryland-Elkton

About the company

Gore is a materials science company whose associates are driven by curiosity and the opportunity to improve lives through our products and innovations.

Working closely and collaboratively with our customers, we devise best-fit solutions that work the first time and every time — delivering a high standard of reliability expected by our customers and the people they serve. With products ranging from medical devices that treat aneurysms to high-performance GORE-TEX® Fabrics, and with over 2,000 patents granted in our 55-plus-year history, we’re committed to innovations that improve lives.

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