R&D Engineer - Polymer Additive Extrusion Product & Process Development
BYK USA, Inc.
May 8, 2018
Earth City, Missouri
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Engage in the development of new/next generation extruded additive concentrates by defining extrusion process conditions & requirements so as to meet customer/market needs. It is anticipated that a vast majority of the products will be new multicomponent blends developed within the Applied Development group in Earth City and Wesel, and designed to enhanced performance and value of a broad range of thermoplastics. In addition to working within the BL Global Plastics Applied Development group, a close working relationship with the various End Use technical teams (applications) will also be required to validate performance. The ideal candidate should also be familiar and/or competent with FMEA as required for PPAP completion associated with automotive applications. Bulk of the work load will be experimentation & preparations on the small (co)extrusion development line to be located at the Earth City site. As with any technical activity within the Plastics team, this resource will provide analytical testing support for projects, to include test method development and subsequent data analysis.
Bachelor in Engineering: (Preferably Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering), or Polymer Chemistry.
5 years of Industrial experience in polymers/plastics extrusion and concentrate/masterbatch processing
Masters or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Polymer Chemistry
7+ years of Industrial experience in polymers/plastics extrusion and masterbatch processing
Industry experience in plastics extrusion processes, preferably skin/core extrusions, highly loaded concentrates/masterbatches, and reactive grafting extrusions with many types of polymers including polyamides, polyolefins, polyesters, and others
Knowledge of polymer chemistry, structure property relationship; knowledge of fundamentals of melt processing and effect of melt process conditions on properties
Experience with polymer testing procedures, procedure development and validation
Familiar with principals of statistical analysis of data and application to process development and process improvement
Acquainted with the installation, startup and maintenance of extrusion equipment
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