Job title: Tribologist
Contract type: Permanent
Location: North - Penang
Industry: Manufacturing
Salary: 4500.00 - 6500.00
Start date: 23 Jan 2020
Job Reference: 44081
Contact details: Rita Boon
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Job published: 23 days ago


  • Work with cross-functional team including Sales, Product Management and Product development engineers to develop new or customized products
  • Work with Product management and Sales to define product requirements
  • Work with the local engineering design team to define requirements for custom hardware and software
  • Provide testing and feedback of the performance of new hardware and software to verify that the product meets all specifications.
  • Write operation manuals for the new equipment o Work with manufacturing to establish pass fail criteria and to create QC test procedures and provide training for same.
  • Provide documentation and training to field service Engineering on how to set-up and use the product.
  • Establish test procedures with the Field Service Team for customer site acceptance tests.
  • Work with Sales Applications to support writing application notes for the new product. Design and conduct tribology experiments, collect data and present in a manner to demonstrate the capability of the product
  • Design Validation testing of hardware and software for new or custom products.
  • Provide validation testing of new hardware for new products to verify that the new design meets all product requirements. Provide detailed feedback on any required areas of improvements.
  • Work with the software team to provide validation testing of new software. Provide bug reports and feedback to the software team.


  • Broad working experience performing standard Tribology tests including Ball/pin on disk, Block on Ring and Reciprocating tests. Familiarity with ASTM and equivalent international test standards.
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Works precisely and pays close attention to details
  • Good mechanical aptitude and knowledge. Excellent skills with hand tools.
  • Advanced organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • A thorough working knowledge of Windows 10;
  • Requires a PhD in Materials Science, Physics or Mechanical Engineering or a Master’s Degree with 5 years of experience.