Title:  Materials Testing Engineer

Req ID:  4958
Job Category:  Innovation

Doraville, GA, US, 30360



Be Part of the Future of Sleep!


At Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB), we're more than a mattress company, we're a leading global sleep company with a mission to help people sleep better so they can live healthier lives. With a 150-year heritage in delivering industry-leading sleep solutions, we own iconic brands including Serta®, Beautyrest®, Simmons® and Tuft & Needle®.


What You'll Do:


Are you passionate about driving innovation and comfort through sleep ?


Serta Simmons Bedding is seeking a skilled Materials Engineer to join our dynamic team.

As a Materials Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the quality and performance of our products through meticulous oversight of raw material testing, maintenance of test equipment, and conducting root cause analyses for material quality issues.

Your expertise will also be crucial in training technicians and translating product requirements into measurable physical properties of materials.


If you are driven by a commitment to excellence and thrive in a collaborative environment where your contributions directly impact consumer satisfaction, we invite you to apply today. 

How You'll Do It:


  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of the Material Analysis & Qualification (MAQ) Laboratory, including expanding capabilities through development of new test procedures and equipment maintenance and calibration.

  • Provide analytical and technical expertise to support product development through material and prototype testing as required.

  • Perform mathematical calculations, interpret test results, analyze data, write reports, and maintain comprehensive records.

  • Guide or train other laboratory personnel in material testing, root-cause investigation, technical evaluations, and new test methodologies.

  • Represent the MAQ lab in departmental and external meetings, offering expertise on testing processes and providing updates on project status as needed.

  • Maintain and enhance applicable 6σ lean programs in the laboratory to improve process flow, testing accuracy, and reduce costs.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned to meet business needs.

What You'll Bring:


  • 1-5 years of related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Science, or equivalent
  • Experience in a fast-paced, team environment with ability to manage short notice assignments
  • Proficiency with test equipment, ASTM and AATCC testing methodologies, MS Office suite, and common laboratory software (LabView experience is a plus)
  • Knowledge of polymer science, mechanical properties of materials, or similar field
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the testing laboratory in meetings, supplier visits, and third-party laboratory interactions
  • Effective interpersonal skills, capable of maintaining cooperative relationships across functions
  • Self-motivated with a strong spirit of innovation; able to work independently and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
  • Skilled in mathematical calculations, data analysis, and technical report writing
  • Team-oriented with initiative, flexibility, and a collaborative approach

Job Factors/Work Environments


  • Location: Onsite at our Corporate Innovations Center, Doraville GA SSB Campus
  • Work Schedule Options:
    • Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST
    • Monday-Friday, 9:30am-6pm EST
  • Weekend Work: Not required
  • Travel: Up to 15% travel required
  • Physical Requirements: Work may involve lifting 50 lbs. or more
  • Environment: Ideal candidate should enjoy working in a lab environment


The annual base salary range for this position at Serta Simmons Bedding is $71,000 to $106,000 USD.

This range is determined based on factors including experience, education, training, and the scope of responsibilities outlined for the role.






Why work at Serta Simmons Bedding?


When you join SSB, you become part of a winning and diverse team that is excited and committed to helping people get better sleep. We provide inspiring career opportunities, competitive benefits, employee perks, and the chance to be part of the future of sleep.


Benefits and Perks (USA, Salary non-union- optional):

  • Health, Dental, and Vision (starts on day one)
  • Annual employee contribution to HSA
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid Time Off / Vacation
  • 12 company holidays
  • Sick days
  • Company paid short- and long-term disability
  • Paid parental leave
  • Discount programs including Friends and family discounts
  • Referral Bonus
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Employees are required to comply with COVID policies established by a vendor or customer.


It is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment, based solely on a person’s race, color, religious creed/religion, sex (including sexual orientation, or gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping or expression), genetic information (including family medical history), or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.


SSB will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them, as required by law.


The hiring salary range for this position applies to where legally required, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta