Pe/Pp Product Development Engineer

Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. Point Comfort , TX 77978

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Objective:

This position was established at the Point Comfort, Texas location and will be responsible to develop and deliver new and/or improved polyolefin products, to solve problems and improve product performance and quality. The Product Development Engineer position benefits the Company by carrying out major R&D projects to develop value added products and applications, and to reduce costs by process and formulation optimization resulting ultimately in a profitable and competitive position for our Company.


MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Carry out R&D projects regarding new technologies in catalysis, polymer chemistry, reactor process, polymer processing techniques, and additive formulations to develop value-added new polyolefin products and applications, enhance product performance, and reduce the operation cost.
  • Team up with operation units, technical service, marketing/sales and other related functions to scale-up and commercialize new technologies, products and applications.
  • Develop/implement new experimental methods and provide technical trainings to technicians.
  • Support product related regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and secure intellectual properties and Free to Operation (FTO)
  • Conduct research and provide technical solution regarding optimal polymer structure or composition, selection of catalyst, additive formulation, process parameters, process, and fabrication technologies.
  • Investigate root cause of product related customer complaint and provide technical solution.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIRED: MINIMUM COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND/OR PRIOR TRAINING:

  • Ph. D. in Polymer Science, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or closely related field.
  • At least 5 years of polymer experience, preferable in polyolefins with experience conducting research in laboratory setting. A strong background in polymer chemistry, structure-property relationships, polymer processing and additive formulations.
  • In-depth knowledge of analytical chemistry and polymer characterization.
  • Familiarity of manufacturing parameters and polymer structure/property relationships.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data from commercial plant operations.
  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Must be able to travel as needed.
  • Must be able to work in a rapid-paced changing environment.
  • Demonstrate exceptional teamwork and customer service; behave professionally; treat others with respect and dignity.
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance as well as the ability to work outside the regular schedule as required.
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