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R&D Engineer

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Parker-Hannifin, Corporation Lexington , KY 40598

Posted 3 months ago

Org Marketing Statement

With annual sales of $12 billion in fiscal year 2017, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 61 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Essential Functions


Conducts analytical studies and develops screening methods to measure, monitor and improve experimental projects. Develops optimized products via compound development, process development, and design optimization.


  • Develops new elastomeric recipes in all polymer families for markets including but not limited to automotive, diesel, consumer, and aerospace applications.

  • Interface with customers, sales, and other divisional, group, and corporate personnel to resolve technical matters dealing with projects.

  • Coordinate and communicate with material suppliers on new materials or processes applicable to new products.

  • Analyzes research data and proposed product specifications to determine feasibility of product proposal.

  • Prepares or directs preparation of product or system layout and detailed drawings and schematics.

  • Directs and coordinates manufacturing or building of prototype product or system.

  • Plans and develops both process based and lab based experimental test programs.

  • Analyzes test data and reports to determine if compound meets functional and performance specifications.

  • Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering and design tasks; specifically AutoCAD and FEA platforms.

  • Reviews project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions such as part redesign, substitution of material or parts, or rearrangement of parts or subassemblies.

  • Devises, fabricates, and assembles new or modified mechanical components or assemblies for products such as industrial equipment and machinery, power equipment, servosystems, machine tools, and measuring instruments.

  • Sets up and conducts tests of complete units and components under operational conditions to investigate design proposals for improving equipment performance or other factors, or to obtain data for development, standardization, and quality control.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in mechanical or chemical engineering (mechanical preferred)
5-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Two (2) years experience process engineering in the rubber or plastics industry preferred

Proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Access), and using pc application software to analyze, monitor and solve engineering projects.

Some knowledge of FEA platforms preferred

Language skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

Mathematical skills: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Reasoning ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.

("Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor")

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R&D Engineer

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Parker-Hannifin, Corporation