R&D / Application Development Engineer

Erlanger, KY

Posted: 06/22/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 277.18SS Pay Rate: 80,000 - 115,000

R&D / Application Development Engineer

Lead the development of market oriented solutions, taking advantage of company’s unique technology portfolio.  Assist the team in technical customer issues and help the manufacturing team in technology related topics.  Develop new, improved styrenic materials including SBC, SMMA, MBS, SAN, and other specialty transparent copolymers using the Regional Development Center with global resources.  The role includes working with internal and external customers to provide customized solutions and act as the primary resource to all product technology related topics.

  • Develop and plan new, improved styrenic materials including SBC, SMMA, MBS, SAN, and other specialty transparent copolymers using the Regional Development Center together with global resources. Lead formulation/process development for all new products and applications
  • Assist the technical service and business teams in technical customer issues and help the manufacturing team in technology related topics (quality, process stabilization, formulations, etc.). Understand and translate customer needs into technical product solutions
  • Lead the technical qualification of new raw materials and additives. Responsible for cost saving initiatives to increase the company’s profitability
  • Oversee technology transfer of formulation and process know-how to Operations, leading to commercial launch
  • Work with sales, marketing and business development functions to closely assess new product opportunities, trends, end-user processes and business strategies that can be converted into new or enriched innovative product concepts and systems
  • Maintain awareness of material technology trends and customer needs to determine emergent needs of the market and individual customers
  • Track and contribute to multiple project teams at a time to ensure projects remain focused, correctly prioritized, and directed towards quick commercialization. Plan and prioritize projects to meet schedule and budget constraints
  • Deliver progress reports and presentations on ongoing development projects
  • Participate in cross-functional teams and work effectively to drive change, efficiency, and strong cross functional relationships
  • Participate in industry events including presentations at conferences, article publication, visiting exhibits and shows, etc.
  • Travel (5-20%) to production facilities, customers, suppliers, and Global functions
  • Contribute as potential member of formal or ad hoc marketing team
  • Liberally communicate results and activities
  • Champion new ideas, inspire excellence and trust, foster a team environment

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at 815.756.1221 / ssapita@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • MS/PhD in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Plastics Engineering, etc.
  • Injection molding and/or extrusion experience
  • Project management experience (at least one project led)
  • Support to manufacturing experience (scale-up / troubleshooting)
  • Personable, works well in a team, can be a subject matter expert, someone who doesn’t mind wearing many hats

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at 815.756.1221 / ssapita@cps4jobs.com.

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STEVE SAPITA
Technical Recruiter

SPECIALTIES:  All Industrial Research & Development Laboratory related positions including: Formulation Chemist; Synthetic Chemist; R & D Leadership; Analytical Chemistry; Technical Service; Regulatory; Project Mangers; Process Chemistry; Environmental and Health; Quality Positions; Material Scientist. 

EXPERIENCE:  My area of specialty includes: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Specialty Chemicals, Building Materials, Polymers, Petrochemical, Agrochemical; Surface Cleaners; Ink; Surfactants; Resins. 

The levels of candidates that I place include Chemists; Sr Chemists; Innovation; Directors; Quality Professionals; Technical Service Professionals; Production Supervisors; EHS Specialists; Scientist; Regulatory Professionals; and Laboratory Support Personnel.  

I’M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE:  There’s no better feeling than helping someone realize their potential by assisting them in advancing their career.  I love making that connection!  My goal is to consistently build long lasting relationships with both my clients and my applicants.

CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE:  I pride myself on the quality of my work and I truly CARE about their needs.  The better I know them, the better my understanding is as to who would fit their needs.

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