Product Engineer – Adhesive Anchoring (Open to Remote)

Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc.

West Chicago, IL

Simpson Strong-Tie is a leader in engineered structural connectors, software, and solutions for the building industry. We maintain a reputation as a trusted manufacturer, partner, and corporate citizen committed to our customers and employees.

Our founder, Barc Simpson established 9 Principles of Business we live out as company values and have made Simpson Strong-Tie an inspiring place to work since 1956. Our team of talented people are dedicated to our shared mission: to provide solutions that help people design and build safer, stronger structures.

Learn about our company culture directly from our team.


The Product Engineer supports the development, implementation, and testing of products in our Adhesive Anchoring product line. He/she recommends alterations and enhancements to improve the quality of products and/or procedures and supports Manufacturing and QC with testing of non-conforming products and qualification of new equipment and manufacturing processes. He/she manages testing programs conducted internally or using external labs and works closely with certification agencies to get our products certified.

The Product Engineer will also work closely with code and standard developing committees to advance research and code development related to adhesive anchoring. The Product Engineer shall represent Simpson Strong-Tie in Technical Presentations at Conferences. The qualified candidate shall also demonstrate proficiency in a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. The Product Engineer will work closely with the Chemistry Team to collaborate on new products and testing.


Manage product performance test programs, technical assessment of data, code reports, and certifications. (45%)

Work with the Chemistry Team supporting product development. (15%)

Provide technical and application support for products. (15%)

Support Manufacturing and QC with testing, assessment, and approval of non-conforming products and qualification of new equipment and manufacturing processes. (5%)

Provide technical support to the Concrete Lab. (5%)

Work with Marketing to develop product technical literature. (5%)

Participate in codes and standards development as appropriate. (5%)

Provide internal support and training and evaluate processes and procedures in pursuit of continual improvement. (5%)


If you can do everything above, you have gotten what it takes. Perhaps some of the following would be helpful too:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil, Structural, Mechanical, or Architectural Engineering required.
  • A Master of Science in Civil, Structural, Mechanical, or Architectural Engineering is preferred.
  • Five (5) years of experience as an engineer involved in product engineering and/or testing of post-installed anchoring systems.
  • Familiarity with ACI codes related to anchoring to concrete.
  • Familiarity with acceptance criteria from ICC-ES and IAPMO related to anchoring to concrete and/or masonry.
  • Knowledge: Practical knowledge of common concrete and/or masonry construction methods and codes. Familiarity with Simpson Strong-Tie anchoring products systems is a plus.
  • Reading Comprehension/ Speaking/Writing: Ability to read and interpret documents such as architectural and structural plans, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Reasoning: Effective analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Organization: Strong organizational skills. Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Team Player: Demonstrated ability to motivate and work with team members. Must be able to connect, interface, and communicate well with various internal partners in sales, marketing, IT, quality, production, and engineering.
  • Communication: Strong communication skills are needed as clear communication is required to effectively deliver projects to customers and direct and train staff engineers.
  • Software: Frequently used software includes Microsoft Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as Bluebeam Revu and other software.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear, and sometimes walk and stand. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


This job operates in a professional office environment where standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers/scanners, etc. are frequently used.


This job requires <10% domestic travel.


This full-time, exempt position is located in West Chicago, Illinois. Remote work will be considered for qualified candidates.


Relocation will be considered for this position.


$71,500 - $137,300

* Posted pay range is based upon national average and may vary depending on geographical work location.



We recognize and reward employees with a carefully designed and comprehensive rewards package, including competitive compensation, quarterly bonuses or commission and first-rate benefits. May exclude some positions, such as seasonal jobs.

  • Quarterly Bonuses/Commission: You will be eligible for either a bonus or commission, paid on a quarterly basis. We believe all employees affect customers, sales and revenue — directly or indirectly – and should be rewarded by sharing the company profits.
  • Benefits: We provide a wide range of benefits for eligible full-time employees including: medical, dental, vision, retirement contributions, employee stock purchase and bonus plans, pay for holidays, vacation, sick days, funerals and jury duty, years of service awards, employee discounts, employee referral bonuses, charitable contribution matching, education reimbursement and more. View benefit plan details here:

In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer. This means that to the fullest extent required by local law, employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (which state law may define to include gender identity/expression, transgender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and gender stereotyping), sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered marital status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Please note all job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test. Simpson Strong-Tie's drug policy is based upon Federal Law, and therefore will screen applicants for amphetamines, including methamphetamines, cocaine, phencyclidine, opiates, and marijuana. Where applicable, drug testing for marijuana may be modified to conform with state and local laws.

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