Manager Polymer Casting Development

Research and Development · Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Department Research and Development
Employment Type Full time - Permanent employees
Minimum Experience Mid-level

META is seeking for a Manager Polymer Casting Development to join our growing team in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This position will play a key role, leading and managing a team of professionals in development and fabrication of a wide range embedded smart technologies into ophthalmic lenses. META has a broad range of platform technologies that include metamaterials, holographic elements, optical filters, sensors, conductive films, and more.  


About Us: 


Meta Materials Inc. “META®” (NASDAQ: MMAT) is a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites. META® delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing and manufacturing sustainable, highly functional materials. Our broad electromagnetic technology platforms enable leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Global Cleantech 100 company. Learn more at 


Meta is from the Greek, meaning to “go beyond.” Through applied physics and advanced processing, we are pioneering a new class of multi-functional materials called metamaterials, which have engineered properties that go beyond that found in nature. 


What You'll Do: 


Your role will be to manage META’s ARfusion™technologies, including development and operation of casting prescription lenses with embedded optical and electrical function. You will lead your team to innovate and develop custom processes for new products and applications, including working hands-on within a diverse, multi-disciplinary team focused upon integration of holographic and conductive films into eyewear applications including high performance imaging systems, integrated optical sub-systems and smart lenses for Augmented Reality and safety eyewear. This role includes identifying technical objectives for the team satisfying customer requirements, by creating and implementing technical development plans to achieve clear goals. Reporting to the Director, Advanced Materials and Process Innovation, the Manager Polymer Casting Development will also be responsible for growing the fusion casting organization, including attracting experienced talent

While the role and responsibilities will vary based on business priorities, they typically include: 


  • Manage materials and prescription lenses programs, providing advice, guidance, and training to staff in support of experiments, development, equipment usage and reporting. 
  • Analyze, research, design and develop casting materials and imbedding methods, including their fabrication using novel application processes, for use in components, and subsystems. 
  • Perform material analyses that include, but are not limited to, failure analysis of components, optical performance, life predictions, and definition of requirement specifications. 
  • Apply principles of chemistry, physics, and material behaviour to develop optical and photosensitive polymers processing, optical monomers, mixing, specifications, fabrication, and testing.
  • Designing and building a high-volume manufacturing operation to hand over to production, which combines the acquired custom machinery and processes with automated processing systems.


Minimum qualifications: 


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or related. 
  • 5 years’ experience in science engineering, lab management, product reliability, governmental regulations, and safety practices. 
  • Strong analytical thinker with the ability to deliver original, innovative ideas and approaches to difficult problems. 
  • Experience with an innovative, fast paced environment proving products meet industry standards. 
  • Experience working with optical monomers, polymer chemistry, mixing, bonding, thin film layers integration and polymer coatings. 


Preferred qualifications: 


  • Experience working with eyewear, defense, and display industries reliability standards. 
  • Experience dealing with specialized customer requirements. 
  • Background in thermoforming, cast molding, optical injection molding (IM), precision optics, optical films, and ophthalmic post processing (optical coating, grinding, edging). 
  • Understanding of AR/VR lens and display optics. 


Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

What You’ll Love About Us: 


META is a fast-growing company with a positive and committed work culture and talented workforce schooled in science and engineering. META attracts people from many countries and cultures. We also celebrate a diversity of values. 


Our Benefits:  

  • Meta (MMAT) Equity 
  • Retirement Savings Matching (begins in 2022) 
  • Company provided Group Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision).  
  • Competitive paid time off policy; vacation, paid sick leave; personal days; time off over Christmas 
  • Casual dress 

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  • Location
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Department
    Research and Development
  • Employment Type
    Full time - Permanent employees
  • Minimum Experience