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Requisition ID:  38215

Research and Development Engineer



Are you looking for more?

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

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. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.





Conduct R&D projects to develop products and procedures in the manufacturing of flooring products, focusing on material performance and requirements.




  • Lead the technical development of new product compositions, aiming to solve specific customer needs.
  • Identify product and process improvement opportunities, working in collaboration with manufacturing.
  • Work with manufacturer to design and execute experiments in order to achieve process and product improvements.
  • Conduct routine/non-routine research and design experiments with minimal assistance
  • Pursue industry partnerships for the development of new technologies in advanced manufacturing
  • Effectively support manufacturing process robustness improvements, monitor process operations, optimize process yields, and minimize cycle time.
  • Make sound technical recommendations and contribute to technical feasibility analysis regarding projects/matters
  • Devise new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles. Incorporate new methods and technologies for improving existing or new products/processes.
  • Utilize robust statistical analysis to draw appropriate conclusions from the data. Provide analytical interpretation of result from studies to stakeholders.
  • Troubleshoot and provide timely resolution to technical issues in support of ramp-up and steady-state operations of manufacturing facilities.
  • Work with appropriate support groups to assess product impact of manufacturing deviations and write product impact statements




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Material Science (Chemical, Process or Industrial preferred)
  • Minimum of three to five year’s prior work experience working on engineering projects of moderate to high complexity.  Alternatively, advance degree in Chemical Engineering or Material Science
  • Strong presentation, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with all levels of management, internal, and external business contacts.
  • Self-starter, technical aptitude, strong mathematical, analytical skills. Demonstrated knowledge of system software, PC proficiency- Access, Excel, Word and MS Project and other databases
  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop and maintain Industrial Engineering databases




The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of the work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.




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: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia