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R&D Extrusion Engineer/Materials Engineer


Reference:JCAO1808 Location: Galway
Qualification:DegreeExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Extrusion Engineer, Polymer Scientist

Our client a leading Materials Technology company based in Galway are looking for an R&D Extrusion Engineer/Materials Engineer to join their team. The Engineer will be responsible for development and qualification of new and existing polymer materials to support new product development. The R&D Extrusion Engineer/Materials Engineer will work with internal and external resources to develop and qualify materials used in Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industries. The R&D Extrusion Engineer must be a hands-on engineer with strong personal drive, excellent problem-solving skills, and ability to balance multiple priorities related to operations and achieving results from projects. Specifically, the R&D Extrusion Engineer would drive activities relating to the scale-up and start-up of polymer compounding and extrusion operations. Good communication, documentation and report writing skills are essential. This is a new role in a growing enterprise with significant opportunities for career advancement.

Role/Responsibilities

• Drive installation, set up and qualification of key production and testing equipment for material development projects.

• Lead qualification of new materials, develop material specifications, and develop test methods to support new manufacturing processes.

• Support concept development from formulation through to production implementation.

• Plan development activities, specifications and test methods, optimise material formulation, planning and execution of manufacturing scale-up and start-up activities.

• Conduct pilot scale process capability studies and optimise outputs for throughput and material property enhancement.

• Conduct hands-on experiments and develop thorough collaboration with internal and external resources.

• Plan, set up, conduct, and document process capability studies/DOE’s.

• Advise technical staff on material capability, processing, and product performance.

• Independently execute research and development and continuous improvement projects.

• Deliver experimental samples and final products that satisfy cost, performance, and quality criteria.

• Work with production team to monitor performance, correct problems and assist in improvements.

• Generate specifications, test methods and production scale-up of plastic materials; specifically polymer compounds and cast film extrusion products.



Skills/Experience

• Masters or PhD in Polymer Engineering preferred, strong technical skills essential.

• Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in plastics manufacturing/medical device/highly regulated industry.

• Polymer extrusion and processing experience across a wide range of materials

• Expert knowledge of polymer materials, especially thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers

• Experience with polymer compounding, cast film extrusion and multilayer film would be advantageous, although not essential as full training will be provided. Willingness to learn and become in-house subject matter expert in key processes is essential.

• Manufacturing start-up and/or process improvement experience.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to successfully lead new process and product introduction

• Excellent documentation, report writing and communication skills

• Ability to plan and organise workload and multiple projects to achieve desired goals



For further information contact James Cassidy [email protected] or call in confidence 086-0204322