Job ref: EG/55754

Polyethylene R&D Expert – Packaging Films

Polyethylene R&D Expert – Packaging Films

Job ref: EG /55754

The Company:

A global leader in the development and manufacture of specialty packaging films, supporting various end-use applications for the food, confectionary and homecare sector. The company and its affiliates have sales offices that support customer needs in countries around the world, with its European Innovation centre dedicated to the design and commercialisation some of the most specialized and differentiated films in the industry.
Job Summary:

The Polyethylene R&D Expert will be a PE Resin Expert and will have the primary responsibility to create and implement PE resins and film technology from exploratory to commercial application.
They will create design through experimental and pilot programs, selects and specifies raw materials, controls quality through design and process linkages to properties and manufacturing efficiencies, ensures legal and regulatory compliance, conducts extensive problem solving, roots cause analysis, and corrective action, and transitions technology form the lab environment to an economic commercial operation.

Reporting Line
· The PE Expert will report to the Global technology Director.

· Drive and broaden PE resin technology development
· Contribute to a project team
· Report within R&D organization
· Develop PE products

Report within R&D organization Duties/Responsibilities:
· Polymer Film Development and Design Engineer
· Incorporate PE polymer technology into biaxial film making process
· Design layer formulations for film function and application performance
· Conduct experimental programs at the Pilot and Commercial scale
· Translate customer functional requirements into product measures
· Build prototype films for customer tests and internal evaluations
· Meet Product Safety and Regulatory compliance requirements
· Build and execute technical plans for product design, customer qualification, specifications, quality control, raw material development, and economic manufacture
· Document results with technical reports and management stewardship
· File patents
· Travel to manufacturing sites and customer sites
· Work safely and promote safety

The Person

· 5+ years’ experience working with PE based polymer
· MSc or PhD Chemical Engineering/Chemistry Polymer or Material Science
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
· Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
· Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
· Full professional efficiency in English and intermediate level of French is mandatory

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

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For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

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