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R&D Engineer - Manufacturing

North Canton, OH, US, 44720

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.


Purpose of Position

This self-leader within Timken’s Research & Development team provides expert knowledge and leadership in manufacturing process technology related to machining and/or grinding of ferrous and/or ceramic materials. He/she must possess a solid understanding of the fundamental science of machining and/or abrasive processes.  In this critical role, he/she will develop to provide input to the long-term manufacturing strategy, ensuring full alignment of the process technology roadmap, and a personal drive to affect advancements along that roadmap.  In addition, this position will evolve to become a widely-recognized manufacturing process authority and consultant in formulating and directing efforts within Timken to solve problems of exceptional difficulty and significance.


Essential Responsibilities

  1. Provides technical consultation to the business units on manufacturing strategy development.
  2. Interprets the long-term manufacturing strategy of the company and helps define and negotiate those process development activities that are required to support the strategy.
  3. Contributes to and maintains a well-articulated and approved 5-year process technology roadmap and supports execution of tactics that deliver the expected value to the business.
  4. Acts as an ambassador for Timken externally to the company and represents Timken at appropriate external institutions (e.g. CIRP, NAMRC, and MSEC).
  5. Provides technical support to major process development tactics as well as formally leads major projects with the support of a cross-matrixed team.
  6. Maintains awareness of all relevant, developing processing technologies that could be of interest to the company, raises awareness of those technologies, and provides impact assessments at the earliest opportunity.


Technical/Functional Skills Required

  • Thorough knowledge and effective application of machining and/or abrasive/grinding processes on ferrous and/or ceramic materials.
  • Knowledge of the interactions of processes at different stages of production.
  • Knowledge and application of PFMEA process and analysis requirements.
  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturing requirements.
  • Understanding of manufacturing costing and impact of process elements.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.


Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Manufacturing Technology, Engineering, or Science
  • 3-5 years of experience in manufacturing process development (preferred)


All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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