The successful candidate in this important role will join the Materials and Application Development group for support of CPChem’s Polyethylene (PE) products and applications. The candidate will be responsible for activities relating to new product/resin developments and new application development. This position will use material characterization, knowledge of polymer structure property relationships and end-use application requirements to develop new products. The candidate will interact with Research and Technology, plant manufacturing, sales and external customers to move the product through the development stage to commercialization. The candidate will interpret complex analytical reports to develop product specifications, manufacturing targets and QC screening tools. This individual will be expected to develop solutions to technical and/or fundamental scientific problems where no precedence exists and where innovative approaches may be required.
The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and will be expected to write detailed technical presentations/reports and keep existing PE technical literature (Technical Data Sheets, Safety Data Sheets, Technical Information Bulletins, etc.) current and up to date. The candidate will also be expected to provide technical training for internal and external customers and perform additional duties as assigned.
A good working knowledge of PE resins and familiarity with polymer chemistry, melt rheology, structure property relationships and plastics analytical techniques will be a plus. Experience with PE extrusion and conversion methods will also be considered a plus.
Typical responsibilities of this position may include:
The successful candidate will meet these requirements: