— Responsible for developing all aspects of the plastic packaging from concept to implementation. This includes preform design, developing the process, closure to meet the application requirements.
— Design PET Preform and Container to meet application requirements.
— Develop process to meet performance requirements, including barrier.
— Reviews product failure data and interpret laboratory tests and analyzes results to establish or rule out material and process causes.
— Coordinates customer sample requirements.
— Evaluates and approves process changes and controls expenditures within limitations of R&D budget.
— Prepares interim and completion project reports.
— Develop and Implement Process Training for plant personnel responsible for operating and maintaining equipment.
— Keeping up with latest industry technology advancements.
— Provides technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications, technical plans, and product testing using DOE methodology for scale up.
— Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, related specifications and FDA/ FCN regulatory requisites.
— Coordinates activities with cross functional teams concerned with technical developments, scheduling and resolving engineering design and test problems. Updates project team members using related software tools
— Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases.
— Stays close to market trends recommending attainable technical solutions for potential conversion opportunities by keeping a pulse on the market.
— Travel up to 50% may be required
— BS in Chemical Engineering or related plastics degree and 8+ years hands on experience with PET processes
— Experience in molding components, injection molding, filling and capping preferred
— Conceive, design, plan, and execute experiments in an R&D lab.
— Statistical Process Control (SPC) and 2D/3D design skills a plus.
— Excellent oral and technical writing skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects.
— Proficient in one or more of the following systems: Complex Mechanical System Electrical/Controls Fluid Powered Hydraulic Systems w/Servo and Proportional Valve Control Melt Flow / Hot-Runner Management