ICON develops advanced construction technologies that advance humanity. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is shifting the paradigm of homebuilding on Earth and beyond.
Reports to: Head of Material Science
Work: Full Time
Vacation: 4 weeks paid
Travel Requirements: Occasional travel
Start Date: Immediately
Location: Austin, TX
The ICON material scientist/materials engineer’s primary responsibility is to iterate on previously developed cementitious mixes as well as to develop new mix designs for manufacturing and use with ICON’S Vulcan 3D printer.
Develop new mix designs and iterate on previously designed mixes
Run experiments for research and development and quality control testing
Evaluate material for durability testing as per ASTM Standards
Work with construction materials manufacturers to ensure new mix designs can be manufactured
Manage the material testing of newly developed mixes as well as monitor the testing of printed elements
Provide recommendations and/or research cementitious mixes for non 3D printing purposes.
PhD in Engineering or equivalent experience
Masters with 3 years industry Experience
BS in Civil Engineering /Material Science Engineering with 5 years industry experience (required)
Experience in concrete science and technology
Experience developing custom cement mixes
Experience with standard ASTM testing procedures is required
Experience working with dry-mix manufactures preferred
Experience in quality control of 3D-printable mixes would be preferred
Experience in cementitious material characterization and durability testing is preferred
Experience in building science would be preferred
Innovative, driven, out of the box thinker, self-motivated to investigate and implement new ideas, and proactive in overcoming obstacles
Very strong communication, teamwork and organizational skills
Demonstrated experience in leading or working on a multi-disciplinary engineering problem
Physical effort may be required for handling of light-weight supplies or materials (up to 50 lbs unassisted)
Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, noise and outdoor conditions
Must be available to work extended hours and weekends when needed; flexibility required
Experience in inventory management and purchasing
Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges.
We're a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time. Our team is full of creative minds from places like MIT, NASA, Tesla, and Caterpillar - some with science and engineering PhDs and others with more eclectic degrees like vocal jazz and psychology. This breadth of lived experience, combined with the depth of personal knowledge on our team, gives us the ability to think differently and find solutions others might miss.
Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.
We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?
In addition to a Curriculum Vitae (CV), please provide a cover letter that shows why your past experiences and future aspirations make you a solid fit for this role.
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ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), genetic trait, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If there are accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
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