Project Engineer- Materials Technology - Easton, PA

Victaulic Company
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  • Post Date: May 06, 2019
  • Start Date: 4/23/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Job Title:  Project Engineer- Materials Technology 

Dept: Corporate Engineering - Materials  Technology

Location: Global Headquarters - Easton, PA



Job Description

Responsible for the development and commercialization of products that leverage engineered materials (thermoplastics, thermosets, composites, coatings, metallic alloys, etc.) by our product development teams. These products include: New and revised pipe system joining solutions, materials and components for Victaulic and its subsidiaries. The preferred Project Engineer will have experience in plastic part product design and possess technical knowledge in polymer process and application (injection molding, RTM, RIM, extrusion, compression molding, etc), including awareness of  instrumental analysis of chemicals and polymers (FTIR, DMA, DSC, TGA, Tensile etc).

Product development encompasses inception through steady state production (utilizing a Design Review or phased development process), which often includes:

1. Concept generation

2. Specific design ideas to satisfy concept(s)

3. Presentation and communication of ideas

4. Modeling of concept (via drawings and/or hardware)

5. Interfacing with Marketing/Sales to refine concept to meet customer requirements

6. Costing of initial design

7. Project and/or procurement authorization preparation

Facilitating of a multi-departmental team (formal or informal) in the Test and Validation of non-metallic sub-assemblies and products from execution of detailed design all the way through commercialization including:

1. Formulation of new polymers that meet customer's specifications

2. Supplier selection participation (in-house or out)

3. Prototyping

4. Testing against requirements (thermal analysis, mechanical analysis and chemical analysis)

5. Solving design problems

6. Scrutiny and review of detailed cost estimates

7. Leading a design review to assure customer and performance requirements

8. Resolving tolerance issues

9. Participation in tooling selection and approval of tooling based on samples

10. Participation in evaluation of pilot production runs and problem solving

11. Technical literature preparation and approval

12. Education/training about new product



•         BS in Chemical, Materials or Polymer Engineering.  MS in in one of these fields is a plus. 

•         BS, MS in Mechanical Engineering with experience in plastics/polymers will be considered.

•         Knowledge of polymeric material testing and failure analysis.

•         Thermoplastic and thermoset materials knowledge – from commodity grades to complex engineering grades.

•         0-5 yrs Experience in plastics product design, plastics processing, and program management of products made from thermoplastic or thermoset materials.

•         Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills to resolve technical issues.

•         Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.

•         Strong computer skills in standard MS Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.

•         Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for part optimization with polymer-based products and materials a plus. Abaqus or Ansys preferred.

•         Experienced in running analysis with Mold Flow Insight a plus.



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