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Group Leader - Product Development (Wet Friction Material) at Schaeffler Group

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Wooster, Ohio

Job Description:

The Group Leader - Product Development (Wet Friction) is responsible for managing the Wet Friction Material Development activities and group personnel, training and safety for Business Unit Transmission Technologies in Schaeffler Group North America at the Wooster, Ohio facility.

  • Responsible for leading all aspects of the development of wet friction material.
  • This individual will work closely with testing group, production lines, designers, customers and suppliers.
  • Will improve and advance the Wet Friction knowledge continuously.
  • Must possess good communication skills in order to interface with personnel in all areas of the company, including others in the Schaeffler Group, customers and external vendors.

Qualified candidates will have:


  • In-depth knowledge of advanced engineering and physics
  • Tribology and rheology
  • Material Science
  • Friction Material and Clutch System


  • Excellent communication ability (written and verbal)

  • Teamwork

  • Extremely self-motivated and driven to achieve results

  • Continuous improvement approach

  • Assertive approach to solving problems

  • B.S. or a higher degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Material Science Engineering with a minimum of 5 years Schaeffler experience or 10 years of industry knowledge in this area.

Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans