Materials Engineer – PVC Subject Matter Expert – Allentown, PA

Growing PVC products innovator and manufacturer is seeking a Materials Engineer for a fulltime, highly visible role in their R+D Department. The PVC Materials Engineer will be responsible for identifying both material and process related, innovations, improving existing products and enabling the ongoing creation of new products.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifies tactical and strategic technology opportunities
  • Oversees and coordinates the design, development and maintenance of technology involved in developing new products or manufacturing process, including evaluation of potential and practicality
  • Oversees identification and action on continuous improvement initiatives of technology involved in production of current products and manufacturing processes
  • Performs competitive analyses on current and new technologies
  • Identifies and develops new materials or improvements to current materials for products
  • Analyzes and researches opportunities for cost performance of current products
  • Researches literature/IP for freedom to operate in potential new products
  • Self-motivated, apply new technology. Innovation driven, make recommendations for new product opportunities.
  • Project management, lead team on technical projects
  • Performs additional duties as needed and/or assigned by supervision/management

Requirements: 

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Polymer Science, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Significant experience in a similar product development position
  • Detailed knowledge of extrusion and manufacturing processes
  • Experience in PVC formulating, HDPE, wood plastic composites, and coatings a plus
  • Experience in design and development of products or surfaces for outdoor use
  • Computer skills to include: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate upwardly to top management and downward to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Occasional travel required

Job ID: 35275

 

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