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Compound Engineer


   Location: Wallingford CT, United States (US)
   Job Function: Innovation Management
   Career Level: Professionals
   Company: Röhm America LLC

WHAT WE OFFER
As a leading supplier of methacrylate chemicals worldwide we are active in various markets and supply our products for a wide range of applications. At Röhm our strength is our employees. With their ideas and passion, they actively contribute to our success story. Become part of our team and make your career goals come true. Röhm offers a creative and international work environment plus on-the-job training - for career changers and professionals. With us, you can expect development opportunities for your future.
 

OVERVIEW

 

The Compound Engineer supports the global strategy of the Molding Compounds (MC) Medical market segment and the local strategy of the MC Region Americas (RAM) market. This position plays a critical role in the continued growth in RAM and the eventual global expansion. They provide expertise in compounding and molding for Workshop activities based out of the Wallingford Tech Center. The incumbent will be the go-to expert for compounding, supporting product and application development incl. upscaling and transfer to production.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Support the process and application development for new acrylic compounds. You are the expert.
  • Supervise Workshop technician to operate and maintain molding, extrusion, and ancillary equipment.
  • Mold, compound or extrude materials for the Technical Department in support of technical projects, marketing studies, or sales needs.
  • Keep up to date on the latest innovations in compounding/extruding. Make recommendations regarding the capability of our equipment. Recommend new equipment/accessories as needed, with supporting technical evidence.
  • Work closely with Technical group in Germany to align on best practices and transfer knowledge.
  • Keep work instructions up to date and generate new ones as needed.
  • Assist new product scale-up to the manufacturing environment

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree preferred. Degree in the fields of plastic processing, polymer/material science, or chemical engineering required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in polymer processing (compound, injection molding)
  • Experience in polymer characterization – particularly rheology and mechanical properties
  • Willingness to work with machinery (this is a hands-on position)
  • Experience with compounding equipment is a must.
  • Experience with injection molding is also required.
  • Experience with processes like thermoforming or extrusion a plus.
  • Statistical knowledge or DOE experience
  • Ability to work productively in a team environment; experience in people management is a plus.
  • Good written communication skills.
  • Good software skills with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. SAP experience a plus.
  • Quality and safety mindset.


YOUR APPLICATION

To ensure the fastest processing of your application please apply online via our careers portal at https://www.roehm.com/en/career.

If you have any questions regarding your application or the application process please contact: Nick Foster
 at nick.foster@roehm.com and refer to the Requisition ID cited below.

 

Roehm America LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please inform us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or perform the job.

 

Please note that Röhm will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Röhm works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Röhm receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Requisition ID:  748


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