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Technical Leader - Lab & Materials Management

Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
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    Full Time
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    1st Shift

Technical Leader – Cross Sector Technology

Charlotte, NC

The Position

EPRI’s Cross-Sector Technologies (CST) team in the Generation Sector conducts a broad range of research in development in materials science, mechanical behavior of materials, corrosion, water chemistry, water treatment, and non-destructive evaluation (NDE).  This position will lead the development, implementation, and ownership of a materials inventory system for specialized research projects focused on removal of components and samples from power plants, onsite tracking and inventory management, and ownership of workflow and materials characterization.  This will include working closely with in-house personnel for facilitating machining, modeling, mechanical testing, NDE, and microstructural characterization of component samples.

EPRI’s CST team includes a number of research experts with a diverse background of education and experience providing an environment with numerous development opportunities for technical progression.


Job Summary

Leads research efforts in particular scientific disciplines or technologies and participates the development and application of products and services in those areas through contractors and departmental or cross-functional teams. Applies technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Organizes the external and interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget. May conduct research directly in complex, high impact technical or scientific fields.

  • Applies technical knowledge to industry issues and gain input on needs from members/stakeholders and identify current and emerging technical issues.
  • Develops research or services opportunities of value to EPRI members that fit EPRI’s mission and capabilities. This will include solving customer problems, producing insights and information vital to the members, and delivering information in a manner that members and customers can and will apply.  
  • May provide oversight of a project team to assure technical and financial milestones are met.
  • Provides assistance to the EPRI sales staff in Member Services and EPRI International.
  • Broaden technical expertise and interface with national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, and academia and research organizations.
  • Communicates strategies and results, written and verbal, to program members, potential members and external stakeholders through guidelines, reports, meetings, webcasts, workshops and conferences.
  • Manages small or medium (less complex) projects including budgets and resources


Education and Years of Experience

This position is expected to immediately contribute to the success of EPRI’s CST team through leadership in developing/implementing an in-house system to streamline work flow. Furthermore, upon development of this system, the position will then lead key activities in the evaluation of materials and components removed from power plants and coordinate with internal and external resources to conduct this work. The ability to effectively communicate technically with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders is also needed while managing small to medium size projects.

The candidate should have displayed a track record of developing technical solutions to solving complex problems, with very strong organizational skills to ensure timely completion of projects, and meticulous attention to detail.

The candidate is expected to have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 5-7 or more years of experience in laboratory R&D, materials failure analysis, material workflow management, or related activities.

Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required.


Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Shows technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.
  • Experience in performing and/or managing research activities.
  • Incumbents must be able to exercise judgment, diligence, and attention to detail and demonstrate an aptitude for carrying out responsible technical assignments.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Manages projects and may work in conjunction with a technical specialist.
  • Developing technical depth in 1-2 areas
  • Understand how work fits across EPRI programs
  • Typically individual contributor, may begin supervising R&D students.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter looking to work within a team environment to support multiple diverse projects and with the drive for continuous improvement. The ability to effectively communicate both verbally and through written reports is a must. Ideally, the candidate will have strong organizational skills, experience with implementation and use of a laboratory management system for sample tracking/workflow optimization, and ability to conduct specific research activities to support destructive component/material assessments.



EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.

Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.

EPRI is an equal opportunity employer.

Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.



  • Materials/Logistics
  • Materials
  • Electronics - Molecular
  • Energy
  • job_category_applied_mechanics


EPRI is at the center of a quickly evolving energy landscape. With significant challenges facing the electric industry and the world, we are always seeking top talent with hands-on experience to address issues as they relate to the generation, delivery, use, management and environmental responsibility of global electricity.

Industry expertise, thought leadership and innovative solutions guide the work of EPRI’s employees. Our commitment to fact-based, objective research allows individuals to harness the power of focused collaborations with the electric industry, academia and numerous stakeholders. As an employee of EPRI, you may grow professionally and build a rewarding career in a setting where people leverage their skills, talents, experiences and interests.

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