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Requisition ID:  46790

Product Materials Engineer



At Mohawk Industries, we’re committed to more – more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our people.

As a Fortune 500 global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what’s important to you. Come find your "more" with Mohawk! 



What we need:


Mohawk is looking for a Product Materials Engineer who can do more for Mohawk by supporting Mohawk’s product transparency and material disclosure programs.


This position will be responsible for identifying and implementing innovative practices regarding product circularity. You’ll also help to support the overall corporate sustainability strategy by influencing customer preference for Mohawk products.  



What you’ll do:


  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to develop tracking systems to measure product sustainability, as well as research competing products and initiatives
  • Maintain knowledge of emerging technologies, practices, and products in the marketplace, which may affect the organization’s core businesses or result in new opportunities.
  • Support and optimize client-centric strategies by researching and analyzing product life cycles
  • Assist internal and external groups with their needs by utilizing data and search tools
  • Build audience engagement through attending sustainability and environmental events and trade shows



What you have:


  • Bachelor’s degree in material science, engineering, or related technical field required, Master’s preferred
  • Four to six years of experience implementing and coordinating improvement and cost reduction of existing products, the development of new products, processes and raw materials, and development of new business applications for existing core technologies OR two to three years of advanced education and experience in related field
  • Experience with material chemistry, manufacturing, and cross-functional teams
  • Understanding of building products and health/social/environmental sustainability issues required
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office programs



What you’re good at:


  • Working collaboratively with cross-functional teams (i.e. Compliance, R&D, Sales, etc.) while maintaining strong personal organization, poise, and professionalism
  • Communicating effectively with a wide range of individuals in written, oral, and interpersonal form
  • Utilizing mathematical, analytical, and problem-solving skills to identify alternative solutions and provide numbers or methods to show efficacy
  • Being familiar with sustainability market standards and drivers, as well as current environmental issues
  • Engaging your emotional intelligence to exercise judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness when needed



What else?


  • Expect to travel around 25% for trade shows, facility visitation, etc.
  • Working conditions may range from in-office to high-traffic production floor
  • While we’re a primarily in-office team, we thrive on flexibility and ensuring our people can balance personal and professional time
  • We’re located in a pretty great spot – check out this video to see what we mean



Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant.

Nearest Major Market: Calhoun

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