Apply polymer science knowledge and develop practical process expertise for a wide portfolio of extruded, blow-molded or configured products in a customer-centric organization. Become proficient in the operation of processing equipment, testing & measuring instruments, and in manufacturing product utilizing various materials. Working with skilled technicians and senior engineers, ensure that products meet specification and focus on waste reduction opportunities. Responsible for analyzing problems, solving problems and supporting ongoing operations to meet/exceed customer needs. Effectively contribute to customer or business driven projects working in a team environment.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Operates within the Quality Management System
Demonstrates capability to efficiently learn, grasp the technical nature of processes, contribute and achieve positive business results.
Is trained to process various materials and operates equipment in the production environment to achieve the unique processing expertise necessary to succeed in the engineering role
Ensures that product specifications are met in accordance with process specifications
Conducts product tests and completes assigned technical studies
Confirms product performance using existing procedures and installed base of equipment.
Supports lead engineer(s) in various projects and assignments including but not limited to:
operation of equipment and test instrumentation to capture and analyze data
identification and resolution of waste reduction opportunities
investigation and response to non-conformances and customer complaints
creation of product or process specifications and engineering change requests
documentation creation and training of production personnel
Completes assignments on time and on budget
Assists or conducts process or product validations
Prepares project status or engineering reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends – recommends actions.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Uses statistical tools such as Minitab
Successfully completes identified training
Fulfills other duties as assigned
Travels to support customers as required.
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree – Polymer Science (highly preferred), Materials Science, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering (considered).
Skills and Abilities
Positive attitude, strong work ethic, positive business results leading to increased responsibilities.
Willingness to invest the time necessary to learn the technologies and contribute to business results
Practical experience extruding, blow molding, expanding, printing, cutting, manipulating, optimizing and/or testing of polymers
Database interrogation, analysis of data and recommendations for action
Effective project management is a plus
CAD experience is helpful but not necessary
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.