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Research And Development Plastic Film Engineer/Polymer Scientist

Company: IPG - Intertape Polymer Group
Location: Greenville
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Position located in Everetts, NC.Position Purpose:R&D professional who can formulate polyethylene-based heat shrink films to optimize existing products and develop new products.Principle Accountabilities1. Research and develop changes to existing products to comply with sustainability and circular economy trends such as material health, recyclability, recycled content.2. Formulate film recipes for biaxially-oriented polyolefin shrink films.3. Develop film extrusion process settings4. Manage R&D projects from ideation to commercialization.5. Design product formulations for performance and cost savings.6. Work in cross-functional project teams as a materials expert.7. Develop R&D trial and test plans.8. Work with raw material suppliers to optimize film formulations.9. Create documents for test protocols, test reports, product specs, formulations, Critical-to-Quality items, Engineering Change Notifications, costing information, etc.10. Manage and execute R&D trials.11. Related tasks as requested by supervisor.12. Required travel up to 25%Essential Skills and Experience--- Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: Polymer Science, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or the like--- 1-10 years manufacturing industry experience--- Autonomous and High performing with little supervision--- Experience with blown film extrusion. Double Bubble blown film extrusion experience is a plus.--- Experience with polyethylene resins--- Familiarity with oriented polyethylene films--- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs--- Excellent written and oral communications skills--- Exceptional organizational and time management skills--- Experience with product design--- Experience with circular economy concepts--- Ability to effectively design and run a scientific experiment--- Experience with material properties characterization techniques and interpretation--- Excellent teamwork and communication skills--- Excellent face-to-face interaction and presentation skills

Keywords: IPG - Intertape Polymer Group, Greenville , Research And Development Plastic Film Engineer/Polymer Scientist, Engineering , Greenville, North Carolina

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