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Extrusion Expert - Polymers Full-time

at Nycor Search, Inc. in Minnesota (Published at 08-07-2018)

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Polymer Scientist to join a very stable, growing, and Industry leading company that is developing and manufacturing innovative and sustainable products! You will get to drive exploratory research, work with great, highly qualified people, and have full support from the leaders in the company!

Description: As the Extrusion Expert, you will be leading the material selection, development, technical feasibility studies, compounding, and chemical applications.

Additional Responsibilities:
Develop process and material improvements to meet product and industry requirements
Ensure metrics for Quality, Delivery, Service, and Cost are met
Foster innovation and intellectual property generation through materials research and development
Keep high safety and research standards through application of structure-property relationships
Maintain technical leadership through cross-functional R&D team work
Secure capital equipment/technology to scale up products from lab/pilot scale to commercial applications
Interface with business development, applications engineers, and manufacturing to ensure materials meet specifications and are designed for manufacturability

PhD in Polymer Science, Material Science, or Chemical Engineering with at least 8 years of Industry experience
Must have strong theoretical and experimental background, and applications engineering experience with polymers
Experience with creative research and new product development
Knowledge of polymer physics including thermodynamics and rheology
Experience with polymer processing equipment, composite material technology, extrusion and compounding
Working knowledge of DOE, FMEA, Stress Analysis, Lean Sigma, and Kaizen
Demonstrated success leading and prioritizing complex projects
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident - No Sponsorship available at this time

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