• Columbia Plant
  • Columbia, SC, USA
  • Full Time

General Summary:

The Development Engineer will be responsible for advancing the corporate manufacturing processes focusing on high end thermoplastic tube extrusion that create value for our customers. They will be asked to work on advanced extrusion projects in conjunction with sales and manufacturing to develop capabilities while expanding or improving product portfolio offerings.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reduce cost of existing products through process enhancement and variation reduction
  • Work closely with sales and marketing to determine scope, targets, goals, and new products where there is a market need to add to existing portfolio
  • Work closely with engineering / controls group on equipment development and validations
  • Thorough documentation of activities / results / action plans
  • Conceptualize non-existing processes and develop methods for testing feasibility / performance

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Extrusion background a plus
  • Experience with tight tolerance tube extrusions a plus
  • Bump tubing, multi-lumens, multi-durometer, flange, flare, and heat shrinkable tubing experience a plus
  • Resins experience with FEP,PFA, ETFE,PVDF, PEEK, PI, Nylon, Pebax, and Urethane a plus
  • Detailed knowledge of extruders, feed screws, feed sections, extrusion heads a plus
  • Minimum 4 yr. engineering degree
  • Exceptional process and product troubleshooting skills
  • Must be a great communicator, working with factory Development Technicians daily.
  • Six Sigma Training a plus
  • 2 yr. industry experience preferred

Disclaimer Statement: Job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities required, but a description of the job's most important elements. Nothing in this description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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