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Polymer Science Engineer – Scranton, PA

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Polymer Science Engineer – Scranton, PA 

Base Pay: $80K – $90K| Bonus | Complete Benefits Program
Employee Type: Full-Time
Industry: Engineering
Manages Others: No
Education:  B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer/Plastics, or Materials Engineering Required
Experience: 3-7 Years related experience in a manufacturing environment. 2+ years of PVC experience
 
Travel: No

Green construction is the practice of erecting buildings and using products that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient. Green buildings limit their environmental impact by conserving as much energy and water as possible and are constructed of recycled or renewable materials in order to achieve maximum resource efficiency.

We are a leader in the manufacture and marketing of leading brands of Green construction products and highly engineered building materials for residential and commercial markets. Designed and manufactured to substitute for wood, metal and other traditional materials used a variety of building applications, our products are both Green and smart.

We are in active recruitment for a Polymer Science Engineerevaluate existing material performance and develop new material formulations to meet current business objectives. Involved in developing new machinery and processes, supporting new product launches, etc. Including working with composite materials, plastics, and polymers.

Essential Functions

  • Analyze and Optimize production methods for foamed PVC and HDPE sheet and profile extrusion lines.
  • Determine methods to reduce raw material and manufacturing costs in all departments.
  • Review new product plans and make recommendations for material selection based on best total cost objectives.
  • Conduct experiments to periodically qualify new raw materials as viable alternatives to existing raw materials.
  • Plan and evaluate new projects; consult with other engineers, outside consultants and corporate executives as necessary throughout the project time frame.
  • Conduct root cause analysis of in-process and field return failures.
  • Research and introduce new materials, technologies and equipment to enhance the quality of all products.
  • Perform basic business functions, such as preparing proposals and budgets, analyzing labor costs, and writing reports when required. 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS – SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer/Plastics, or Materials Engineering Required
  • 2+ years of PVC experience
  • Three to seven years related experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in polymeric materials analysis is required.
  • Experience in project leadership, supervisory capabilities desirable.

This is an immediate recruitment initiative.  Please email your resume to: kdrizos@thegmwgroup.com for direct and immediate review.