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Associate Research Engineer - Laboratory Assistant - Fire & Battery Safety

Research - Research Engineer, Engineering - Other, Research Job ID 2022-11902 Norwood, Massachusetts 04/29/2022
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FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.


The purpose of this position is to conduct experimental tasks which contribute to the loss prevention solutions in the area of material flammability and fire dynamics under the supervision of senior research scientists.

The job responsibilities include:

Design, fabricate and maintain mechanical/electrical test apparatus and instrumentations for reliable measurement of temperature, velocity, heat flux, energy release, etc.

Perform scientific experiments on material flammability, fire dynamics and battery safety to obtain accurate and reliable data

Work with senior scientists to conduct data analysis and problem solving

Develop specific technical procedures and recommend purchase of necessary components, equipment and supplies related to assigned projects

Effectively manage projects related to lab experiments


The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related fields, or an Associate degree with 3 years of related work experience in experimental labs.

  • Good understanding of mechanical and electrical principles necessary to conduct scientific experiment
  • Fundamental technical knowledge of combustion, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, applied mathematics
  • Capable of conducting hands-on laboratory tasks with minimal supervision
  • Capable of designing and fabricating test apparatus as required
  • Computer literacy - data acquisition software, programing using Python or MATLAB, experience with computer design software such as Solid works, AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of personal and area safety in the working environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills!
  • Demonstrated history of strong performance of teamwork, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability of providing innovative solutions to lab problems

We offer our employees a wide range of benefits including career long learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement, 401 (k), pension, flexible schedules, rich health and well-being programs, generous time off allowances, volunteer days and so much more!

FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.

Please note that all FM Global visitors, including external candidates interviewing for open positions will be required to be vaccinated and should be prepared to provide proof of vaccination.

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