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Employers of Materials Science & Engineering majors in KY

Materials Engineers

Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a wide range of products, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and biomedical devices. They study the properties and structures of metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, nanomaterials (extremely small substances), and other substances in order to create new materials that meet certain mechanical, electrical, and chemical requirements. They evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers. Materials engineers generally work in offices where they have access to computers and design equipment. Others work in factories or research and development laboratories. Materials engineers typically work full time and may work overtime hours when necessary. Materials engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering or in a related engineering field. Completing internships and cooperative engineering programs while in school can be helpful in getting hired as a materials engineer. The median annual wage for materials engineers was $94,610 in May 2017. Employment of materials engineers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Materials engineers will be needed to design uses for new materials both in traditional industries, such as aerospace manufacturing, and in industries focused on new medical or scientific products. However, most materials engineers work in manufacturing industries, many of which are expected to have declines or little change in employment.

Materials Scientists

Research and study the structures and chemical properties of various natural and synthetic or composite materials, including metals, alloys, rubber, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and glass. Determine ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials with new or specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications. Includes glass scientists, ceramic scientists, metallurgical scientists, and polymer scientists. The median annual wage for materials scientists was $99,530 in May 2017.

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Company City State
Pfizer Inc.
Gibbs Die Casting Corporation
Dometic Corporation
Dometic Group
Logan Aluminum Inc.
AK Steel Corporation
Tg Kentucky, LLC
Aleris Rolled Products, LLC
Century Aluminum of Kentucky LLC
Aisin Automotive Casting, LLC
Sud-Chemie, Inc.
Century Aluminum Company
Clariant Corporation
Genuine Parts Company
Covalence Specialty Adhesives LLC
Carpenter Co.
Pella Corporation
Sud-Chemie North America, Inc.
Virtus Precision Tube, LLC
Luvata Franklin, LLC
Century Aluminum Sebree LLC
Trace Die Cast, Inc.
Wild Affiliated Holdings, Inc.
The Gates Corporation
Cardinal Aluminum Company
Designer Mouldings
General Cable Technologies Corporation
Nucor Steel Gallatin LLC
Yanfeng US Automotive Interior Systems I LLC
American Synthetic Rubber Company, LLC
International Processing Corporation
General Cable Corporation
The Okonite Company
Masco Corporation
Jones Plastic and Engineering Company, LLC
Chuhatsu North America, Inc.
Westlake Chemical Corporation
Jones Plastic and Engineering Company, LLC
Leitchfield Plastics
Westlake Chemical Corporation
Westlake Monomers
McKechnie Vehicle Components Usa, Inc.
Dow Silicones Corporation
Ashland LLC
Dow Silicones Corporation
Calgon Carbon Corporation
Activated Carbon Division
North American Stainless, Inc.
North American Stainless
North American Stainless
Aristech Surfaces LLC
Prysmian Cables and Systems Usa, LLC
Prysmian Power Cable & Sys
Berry Global, Inc.
Summit Polymers, Inc.
Morgantown Plastics Company Inc
Delta Faucet
Clariant Corporation
Ventra Plastics (russellville) LLC
Ventra Group Co
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