Polymer Engineer Plastics Extrusion

Republic of Ireland
£29398.53 - £40422.55 per annum + benefits
29 Mar 2013
26 Apr 2013
Adele Moran
Contract Type
Full Time

My Galway based client is currently seeking an experienced Polymer Engineer with plastic extrusion experience. This is a key role in the R&D group, providing specialist support to product and process development activities while taking a lead role in the investigation and development of platform material technologies.

The ideal candidate should have a mechanical engineering or materials science degree, or similar, with a background in plastics and polymer process technology. They should also have a minimum of 2 years experience in plastics materials and specialty thermoplastics materials and composites and/or plastics materials conversion processes, especially in micro profiled tubing's extrusion and thermoforming processes.

The role will involve:
The main function of this role is to support the Product Development activity by identifying and evaluating existing and emerging material technologies that may serve to advance the current state of the art in device design.
Collaborate with key material suppliers to develop specifications, test methods and processing methods to meet product design, quality and cost requirements.
Learn the manufacturing processes and equipment in order to understand them, so as to be competent in providing technical support to production.
Project management using standard methodology.
Transfer of New Products to production, both within and between sites.
Assist in training employees in new or improved processes.
Process and product validation.
Process / layout design and implementation.
Develop and support related documentation: - ECO generation to introduce changes and maintain DMR documentation.
Sourcing, specifying and purchasing production equipment.
Jigs and fixture specification and development.

Skills and education required:
Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Material Science, ideally with relevant polymer processing experience in the areas of extrusion or molding.
A background in plastics and polymer process technology
Knowledge of engineering theories, methods and work measurement techniques.
Ability to apply engineering methods in the definition, design, research, development, utilisation, maintenance, and cost-control of processes and equipment to products and improve qualities and reduce costs of such processes and products.
Ability to train and lead assigned employees.
Ability to understand and follow appropriate Departmental policies, procedures, practices and to understand inter-relationships of people and functions.
Knowledge of manufacturing operations, systems and project management, including procurement, inventory control, quality control, production planning and control, test and inspection, layout.

An excellent salary of €40,000 - €55,000 is on offer plus excellent package. If you are interested in this position please contact me Adele Moran on 01-88834777 for more information and click apply now with an updated CV for immediate consideration.

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