Research potential new products and product lines that could result from new raw material and processing technologies. Recommend and lead development projects stemming from research. Development projects are typically less than one year in duration and entail meeting with customers and suppliers, planning laboratory testing, evaluating results, and monitoring initial scale up trials against specific performance targets.
Plans and completes evaluations of new raw materials and processing techniques using various types of laboratory equipment. Recommends the appropriate follow up: discontinue effort, complete additional lab work, or expand effort to production scale trials at Sekisui Voltek, LLC, or an outside location.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, preferably plastics or chemical engineering.
- Computer skills and experience with Project Management, spreadsheet and word processor applications.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Travel 20% of the time.