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Engineering Strategist/Manager- Corporate Innovation

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Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc

We are dedicated to the belief that people are our most important asset. In filling job openings every effort is expended to find candidates within Worthington, its divisions or subsidiaries. Employee development, opportunity to grow and continuing to evolve both as an employee and as a company are instrumental to our success. We encourage employees to inquire about open positions and apply to those that help further their career goals.  



Worthington’s Innovation Team helps to define and drive profitable and sustainable growth strategies for the company.  As part of the Research & Development group within Corporate Innovation, our Engineering Strategist will work at the intersection of technology and business strategy. The position supports both the Innovation team and technical staff within Worthington’s business units to identify technology solutions and provide data-driven recommendations. The responsibilities associated with this role are outlined below.



  • Provide technical support to strategic business projects. Activities include technology research as well as competitive and IP landscape analysis.
  • Provide technical support to product development projects. Activities include engineering consulting, test program development, technical design reviews, patent searches, and identification of outside technical resources, such as subject matter experts and test laboratories.
  • Track emerging trends in strategic technology areas and synthesize their implications to the business. Example technology areas include process automation, additive manufacturing, alternative energy, battery technologies, carbon fiber, and electrification.
  • Assist in the tracking and documentation of Research & Development group initiatives.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • You have a passion for helping others. In this role, you will translate technical concepts into relatable benefits for your peers and senior leaders across the company.
  • You are intellectually curious and enjoy keeping your existing technical skills honed while learning new ones. You are dynamic and creative, and willing to take on any challenge to make a big impact.
  • You have an area of focus such as new product development, alternative fuels, composites, process automation or data analytics where you can introduce Worthington to current best practices.
  • You have a history of quickly building trust among both technical and business personnel. 

Desired Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering (or related engineering degree) with a minimum of 5+ years of work experience in new product development or engineering.
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing projects with internal and external stakeholders
  • Self-starter with comfort in ambiguous situations
  • Capable of juggling several assignments at once



Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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