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position title: product development engineer
location: southern kentucky
position id: 6006

 

The role is responsible for new product development of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes based on customer specifications. The position is based in Nashville and the company will provide full relocation.

 

 

The position offers:
  • Base salary commensurate with experience
  • Full relocation to the area
  • Manufacturing location bonus – profit sharing bonus paid bi-annually
  • Excellent company benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k match, etc.
  • Opportunities for growth in the future
  • The full responsibilities are listed in the attached job description.

 

 

The essential duties are developing, material selection, formulating and conducting product development trials on manufacturing equipment. It is responsible for working with the customer on applications which includes presentations and specifications with the customer.

 

 

The company requires:
  • BS Degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Chemistry or related experience
  • 3+  years of experience in polymer materials including: rubber, silicones, acrylic coatings, pressure sensitive adhesive tape, adhesive or release liner design, and/or paint manufacturing
  • Competence in the basic understanding of process control equipment and the interrelations of processing conditions versus final product performance
  • Competence in FTIR, DSC, peel adhesion, tack and shear testing, and other analytical techniques
  • Entrepreneurial and continuous innovation mindset

 

 

Responsibilities:
  1. Follow established Design Control procedures for the development of new products and product variances.
  2. Design experiments, execute trials, develop and interpret data and perform application testing developing new products to meet customer and market demands.
  3. Run trials on the pilot and production lines using solvent, emulsion, hot melt, and rubber-based pressure sensitive adhesives and coatings.
  4. Implement product development projects consistent with corporate objectives; assure that project objectives are met and completed on schedule.
  5. Source, analyze and utilize new raw materials for product innovation and cost reductions.
  6. Identify equipment and processing issues that affect processing, quality, and performance while working with cross-functional teams on problem resolution and implementation.
  7. Preparation of finished good tape samples, operation, and understanding of various test equipment/methods, including application testing and data analysis for evaluation and presentation of new tape designs.
  8. Implement technical documentation packages, including raw material specifications, product specifications, stability, and general technical data to support the introduction of new products.
  9. Knowledge of ASTM standards and PSTC methods to support product testing when required.
  10. Perform additional duties as assigned by the Product Development Manager.

 

Qualifications
  1. BS Degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Chemistry or related experience
  2. Three plus years of experience in pressure sensitive adhesive tape, adhesive or release liner design, and manufacturing
  3. Competence in the basic understanding of process control equipment and the interrelations of processing conditions versus final product performance
  4. Competence in FTIR, DSC, peel adhesion, tack and shear testing, and other analytical techniques
  5. Entrepreneurial and continuous innovation mindset

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. General knowledge of chemistry, chemical compatibilities, safety protocols & experience working in a laboratory or pilot setting
  2. Project Management experience required (PMP is a plus)
  3. Knowledge in statistical methods and programs (SPC/DOE/MiniTab)
  4. Proficiency with MS office to record and report data in a professional manner
  5. Ability to travel as needed (limited)
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  7. Ability to prioritize, multi-task, be a proactive thinker, and results-oriented team player
  8. Strong organizational skills with proven ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously
  9. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required for data-driven project management

 

If you are interested in this role, please send your updated resume to angelo@centraljobs.com or call directly at 440-772-1015

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