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Materials Engineer - RT

Absolute Opportunities
Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States
November 14, 2018


Materials Engineer - RT

Crawfordsville, Indiana 47934


We our looking for a materials engineer to join the global material science group. This position will report to the director of materials development. The individual will have the responsibility to develop the next generation closure materials. Next generation materials are one of seven strategic focus areas for our business and a key part of our future success. Next generation materials include both cost savings initiatives and technology enablers. Technology enablers are material improvements which allow us to achieve new value added closure properties. In addition technology enablers are critical for growth in new markets. The individual will have the responsibility for concept to deployment support of R&D projects. In this role one will get experience working closely with sales, marketing, manufacturing, engineering and procurement. The projects will focus on processes and materials used in the manufacture of closures / bottle caps. The skilled candidate will design and develop methods to understand underlying principles that dictate the performance of the materials in closures. The candidate will be responsible to innovative and create future materials platforms by developing and formulating new polymer blends. The individual will interact across a broad range of levels, expertise, geographic regions as well as stay up-to date on the new developments in technical and patent literature.

There will be a focus on project management and deployment for the North America business unit. The candidate will be responsible for commercialization of key materials initiative. The candidate will drive materials qualifications at our plants and our customers. It will be responsible to help with root cause analysis of material quality issues. There will be opportunity for global travel to support key initiatives, including travel to our R&D centers in China, Spain, Brazil, India and Japan. The position will be located out of Crawfordsville, IN, which is close to both West Lafayette and Indianapolis.


PPE: ANSI Z41 approved safety shoes, hearing and eye protection as appropriate for work area, gloves according to work tasks, and other PPE as assigned and required.

Tools and Equipment: Various writing utensils, radios, phone, computer, printers, fax machines, calculators, various computer software required for specific roles.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Communicate clearly in English, both verbally and written

2. Wear appropriate required safety gear

3. Attend work regularly and reliably

4. Work flexible hours as scheduled or required for specific role

5. Provide on-shift training relative to specific function

6. Conformance to company performance rules such as work instructions, working standards, policies, etc.

7. Conformance to behavioral rules, expectations, and company policies.

8. Analyze shift or plant performance data relative to functional specialty and provide the shift leader or Manager with assessments of opportunity

9. Facilitate employee adherence to requirements of your departmental specialty

10. Actively supports and participates in plant quality improvement & cost reduction programs

11. Demonstrate awareness of and compliance with all pertinent safety policies and procedures

12. Maintain a professional, clean, and organized work environment

13. Participate in work related training programs

14. Close visual acuity to perform computer tasks, read & develop spreadsheets, read financial data, etc.

15. Able to travel without assistance as required by specific role

16. Able to participate in meetings and discussions with peer group and management team, and interact with employees in multiple locations and settings

Physical requirements expected of this position: Light Work: Lifting up to 25 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or minimum amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that of Sedentary Work and the employee sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.

Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for ideal candidate

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. BS Degree Required. Materials Engineer, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineer or equivalent preferred.

2. 5-10 year of experience - preferred

3. Minimum of 3 years of injection molding experience - Preferred

4. Injection, compression molding of polyolefin based materials

5. Strong understanding of injection molding manufacturing

6. Solid project management skills working with resin vendors, operations plants, and customers to drive projects from start to finish

7. Salary Expectation?

8. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?

9. Complete Current Address?