Position Overview: Solvay Specialty Polymers is looking for an Application Development Engineer to support the industrial and environmental segments in North America including customers in the chemical process industries, energy, and oil & gas. The incumbent will be responsible for providing technical expertise to customers and to the internal organization (commercial teams, R&D, Manufacturing, etc.). This position can be physically located at the Alpharetta, GA Site or remotely in Houston, TX and will support all of polymers from the Solvay portfolio.
Responsibilities: • Work with sales and sales development teams to support application development efforts at our customers: provide guidance with polymer material selection and validation, tooling and processing assistance, and design recommendations including metal to plastic conversion • Play a key role interfacing with R&D to provide customer needs and market trends to orient product developments • Provide technical support to help assure business success of new products launched • Support customers in molding and extrusion trials, interface with R&D labs for material and part evaluations (thermal, mechanical, rheology, microscopy, etc.) • Generate and gather material data to support new applications, coordinate work with internal and externals labs to complete datasets, write technical literature, and participate in technical and marketing activities (seminars, conferences, tech-days, etc.) • Provide technical training both internally and externally about polymer selection and specification, applications, and processing • Collaboratively interact and share expertise with the Customer Technical Development community Worldwide
Basic Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree • Minimum 5 years of experience in selection/specification, application development, injection molding and other processing of high performance/high temperature polymers • Must have experience working in a global/multinational organization. • Willing and able to travel approximately 50% of the time which may include international travel
Preferred Qualifications: • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Material Science/Chemical Engineering • Previous experience working with customers in chemical process or oil and gas industry is a plus • A working understanding of numerical simulation tools (injection molding simulation, FEA) is a plus
Knowledge-Skills-Abilities: • Demonstrated skills managing technical problem-solving in a customer and commercial environment • Good communication skills; responsive and service-oriented • Able to work independently and effectively with both external customers and Solvay’s global customer technical development team.
As an international chemical and advanced materials company, we assist our customers in innovating, developing, and delivering high-value, sustainable products and solutions that consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life. We generate 90% of our net sales in activities where we are among the world‘s top three players. We serve divers...ified global end markets including automotive and aerospace, consumer goods and healthcare, energy and environment, electricity and electronics, building and construction, as well as industrial applications.
With 145 sites in the world, we are present across the globe. Our worldwide presence ensures mobility opportunities and multicultural exchanges throughout your career within the Group. Innovation is one of the key pillars of our strategy. With 21 major R&I centers and 2,350 researchers around the world, we are able to innovate and to be fully aligned with the mega trends that are driving growth in the chemical industry, such as the fight against climate change, increasing consumption in fast growing regions and growing expectations regarding health and well-being.