Based at Arkema's Corporate Offices and R&D Center in King of Prussia, PA, the Scientist/Engineer is responsible for new product scientific research, technical new application research and technical service to support key North American markets for the Fluoropolymers business.
Technical and Scientific Research / Application Development Develop new applications for existing products or invent new fluoropolymer products for key market applications within a gated product development process. Develop fundamental scientific understanding of key material property and processing interactions by using systematic design of experiments and scientific models. Provide technical application research (project scheduling, attendance at trials, trouble shooting, technical presentations, publications and reports) to achieve company objectives. Develop new intellectual property based on findings. Develop overall objectives, action plans and milestones with Technical Management, Business Development and Marketing/Sales personnel.
Technical Service Provide timely proactive technical support to new and existing customers in key markets. Co-develop presentations and publications with sales/business team to support business growth and goals. Provide technical training to customers and Arkema personnel. Must be able to handle multiple customer requests concurrently, identify root cause of customer issues, confirm them through internal or customer processing trials and then propose and implement corrective actions. Must be able to master multiple diverse polymer processing technologies to support key customers and document in technical service reports.
Key activities include (but are not limited to):
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: