R&D Engineer

MAC Incorporated

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R&D Engineer Commerce, California
Job Ref:
38093

R&D ENGINEER OPENING IN COMMERCE CA WITH A LARGE PACKAGING THERMOFORMING PLANT. SALARY RANGE IS 115-125K 
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Experience with polymers, polymer testing and processing equipment (compounding, extrusion, etc.) is a must.

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Background in polymers, interested in research, good written/presentation skills
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JOB DESCRIPTION: R&D ENGINEER

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Primary Position Duties and Responsibilities

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  • Designs and develops new products from concept creation to launch.
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  • Designs and conducts experiments to verify product performance.
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  • Follows and participates actively in the phase gate system for new product development activities.
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  • Provides assigned deliverables for the phase gate system.
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  • Generates invention disclosures for new concept designs.
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  • Provides technical support to Sales, Operations and Quality for product qualifications, process improvement programs, testing and training.
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  • Utilizes polymer science and engineering principles to solve product challenges.
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  • Designs new and/or modifies existing tests methods and ensures accuracy.
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  • Develops accurate and complete specifications for new products.
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  • Maintains accurate lab notebooks.
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  • Ensures the timely completion of product design and development projects with priorities established and agreed upon with the R&D Manager.
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  • Ensures 5S in the R&D Lab.
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Competencies Required:

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  • Ability to work in a team based environment and to work collaboratively to solve problems.
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  • Excellent analytical skills with data driven approach.
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  • Good oral and written communication skills in English.
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  • Must be proficient with computers and have experience with MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
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  • Strong planning/organizing skills.
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  • Ability to effectively communicate and/or present findings to a wide variety of audiences.
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  • Self-starter, self-motivated and ability to work independently.
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  • Hands on.
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  • Results oriented.
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  • Ability to write procedures, work instructions, trial protocols, project reports and other related documents.
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nttt•    Ability to work in a team based environment and to work collaboratively to solve problems.
nttt•    Excellent analytical skills with data driven approach.
nttt•    Good oral and written communication skills in English.
nttt•    Must be proficient with computers and have experience with MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
nttt•    Strong planning/organizing skills.
nttt•    Ability to effectively communicate and/or present findings to a wide variety of audiences.
nttt•    Self-starter, self-motivated and ability to work independently.
nttt•    Hands on.
nttt•    Results oriented.
nttt•    Ability to write procedures, work instructions, trial protocols, project reports and other related documents.
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ntttComprehension of all relevant quality management system factors and documents that refer to the job category and the awareness by the individual of their relevance and importance.  That includes but is not limited to, understanding of the Quality Policy, how the individual’s performance contributes to meeting of the Critical Success Factors and specific job category or position related procedures.  
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ntttCOMPANY REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
nttt•    Position holder will have a high school diploma or equivalency.
nttt•    Ability to speak and comprehend the English language as determined through appropriate testing and/or the interview process.
nttt•    Able to read and comprehend and to legibly write the English language as determined through appropriate testing and/or the interview process.
nttt•    Mathematics and reasoning skills as determined through applicable aptitude and achievement tests.
nttt•    A position in areas, such as the maintenance department where specific skills such as electrical knowledge are required, will require documented evidence of competency in those skills.
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ntttPOSITION REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
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nttt•    Minimum Bachelor’s degree, a graduate degree is a plus.  
nttt•    Degree in Chemical Engineering or Polymer Science/Engineering or Material Science with 1 – 5 years of industrial experience preferred
nttt•    Experience with polymers, polymer testing and processing equipment (compounding, extrusion, etc.) is a must.
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