Research & Development Engineer - $90-95K - Polyurethane Foam Products Manufacturing - Responsible for research, development, design, operation, evaluation and improvement of processes, plants, equipment, methods and/or products. Supervise the chemical analyses determining the presence/quantity of chemical products. Oversee special chemical investigations requested by the corporate office. Review changes to company chemical analysis manual and approve for issue. May substitute for R&D Director in his or her absence and participate in monthly facility staff meetings. Represent company at industry technical meetings and trade shows as required.
BS Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, type of degrees are required - MS/PhD degree a plus - 3-5 years of R&D experience with similar polyurethane products (used for medical, sound proofing, automotive, filtration, and thermal applications) - Experienced in Polyurethane (PU) Chemistry, PU machinery set up & operations and PU raw materials plus end use applications - Coordination of all R&D projects and the production of sample materials and reports - Communication of information to other R&D team members regarding projects, inquiries and production support. Requires 20% travel annually to trade shows and to customers.