Materials engineers often work in offices where they have access to computers and design equipment. Others work in factories or research and development laboratories. Materials engineers may work in teams with scientists and engineers from other backgrounds.
Materials engineers may work in a lab and use specialized tools and computer technology to study the atomic structure of materials. Research or educational institutions, manufacturers, or consulting firms may employ you to perform cutting-edge research and innovation.
Materials engineers generally work full time. Some materials engineers work more than 40 hours per week.