Technical Specialist – R&D

Website nichiha Nichiha USA

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Job Summary

Assist architects in understanding Nichiha Architectural Wall Panel (AWP) systems and NichiProducts, providing direction with installation requirements, architectural details, testing and code compliance documents, and three-part specifications. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and Development – Develop and Lead efforts in new product design and development. Research market trends on building materials.
  • Survey, communicate, and visit architects regarding new product research.
  • Focus group prototype products with key market players and influencers.
  • Collaborate with Nichiha Japan, Tamlyn, and other 3rd parties to develop new products or applications.
  • Coordinate and participate with field Technical staff for physical vetting of new products and/or product applications.
  • Code Compliance and Product Testing
  • Support Technical Manager with new product building code compliance and testing requirement processes.

Scope of Responsibility

Independent Contributor

 Education and/or Knowledge and Skill Requirement

Bachelors or Master’s degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Building Science, or Engineering (Civil, Materials, Mechanical)

Knowledge of construction, building materials, building codes, and construction drawings highly preferred.

Good verbal and written communication abilities are essential, and working knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Revit is also needed.

Prior Relevant Work Experience

Minimum of 5 years of experience preferred.

 Additional Requirements

Experience with building materials testing to ASTM, ISO, and NFPA standards is highly desired.

Ability to travel 15-20%

 Physical Demands

Position will be located in office environment.

Sit or stand at work station.

Occasionally required to walk.

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