Job Title: Project Engineer- Materials Technology
Dept: Corporate Engineering - Materials Technology
Location: Global Headquarters - Easton, PA
** FULL RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS OFFERED FOR THIS JOB**
*MUST BE A US CITIZEN OR CURRENT GREENCARD HOLDER*
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
3. Presentation and communication of
4. Modeling of concept (via drawings
5. Interfacing with Marketing/Sales
to refine concept to meet customer requirements
6. Costing of initial design
7. Project and/or procurement
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)
4. Testing against requirements
(thermal analysis, mechanical analysis and chemical analysis)
5. Solving design problems
6. Scrutiny and review of detailed
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
12. Education/training about new
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.
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.