RICHTING: WTB | SECTOR: Kunststof industrie
OMSCHRIJVINGSenior R&D Engineer
Job description: (the position you play for the company)
As R&D engineer you are working in a Research and Development team in the area of technical foams and plastic pipe systems. The range of materials that you will work with are mainly polyolefin polymers. You will contribute to research projects with an emphasis on foam/pipe extrusion, characterization and testing. Next to that you will also be involved in the research to new application methods of our current and new products / systems. In this position you will work closely together with your commercial and production colleagues to improve existing products and develop new products in order to sustain and increase the competitiveness advantage of Thermaflex products and solutions.
Job responsibilities: (the activities, processes and services you are accountable for)
In the position of R&D engineer you follow the latest technology trends and have up-to-date information about raw materials, technologies, products and its applications. Based on this information you will participate and lead research and development projects.
As R&D engineer you are responsible for the following activities:
You will actively participate in or lead research and development projects.
You will become a specialist in the field of:
Polyolefin foam extrusion
You will become a specialist in the field of connection technologies for our systems.
You will conduct hands-on experimental work.
You will perform experimental studies to support research & development projects.
You will develop verification and validation testing, and perform analysis to evaluate designs for short and long term performance and reliability conform specifications.
You will provide (new) process set-ups and modifications for current and new products.
You will organize, prepare and present technical information in a clear, effective, and skilful manner to the management and project leaders
You will proactively manage deliverables and provide regular updates to the management and project leaders.
Job deliverables: (the type of results and performance that are required of you)
As R&D engineer you are expected to actively participate in product development and innovation within Thermaflex in order to ensure the short- and long term competitive advantage of Thermaflex. The following metrics are used as an indication to measure the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of your performance:
Number of improved products
Number of new launched products
Number of successfully finished projects (OTIF)
Specialist positions within the company (e.g. PB extrusion, connection technologies)
Job requirements: (the education, experience and skills needed to fulfil the role)
Minimum education required:
Bachelor-degree in Chemical Engineering
Several years experience in a similar job
Minimum Experience Required:
Basic data analytics skills.
Ability to give clear presentations in individually and team environment.
Knowledge in extrusion technology and polymer processing
Possesses disciplined work skills that include project planning, tracking and reporting
Ability to explain complex data and relationships in simple understandable concepts
Required Skills and attitude:
Customer focus, Social communication, Commercial sense, Convincing,
Proactive, accurate, solution oriented, open minded, team player, innovative, creative.
Fluent in English, verbally and in writing.
Prepared to travel within the region and abroad.
Internal training Requirements
Flexalen installation training.
Insulation installation training.
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