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Senior Product Engineer

Job in VA Virginia - USA
Company: Hanwha Azdel, Inc.
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-09-12
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Engineering Technology, Engineering Graduate
  • Industrial
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Location: Forest

Job Description

General Job Description:

The Senior Product Engineer or Principle Product Engineer is an experienced position, and as such is responsible for taking a lead role in evaluating and recommending novel or improved processes and/or technologies that will benefit the growth of Hanwha Azdel. It will be determined whether a Senior Product Engineer or a Principle Product Engineer job will be offered based the education and industrial experience of the individual candidate. The individual will be expected to lead development activities associated with evaluating and implementing new processes/equipment and improving function of existing processes/equipment, and must be able to solve technical problems associated with Hanwha Azdel products and laboratory test methodologies. A fundamental understanding of the effect of process/manufacturing changes on improving product properties is essential. The successful candidate must also exhibit high energy, act as a goal-focused individual who is proactive in problem solving, and must demonstrate the leadership and communication skills needed to help a diversified global business achieve its goals. The position requires interaction with Hanwha Azdel’s customers, product/process developers, laboratory technicians, as well as the manufacturing, quality, and commercial teams. This position requires a bachelor degree in a field closely related to polymer/composite processing, material science/engineering, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering. The next step along the technical ladder for this position will be Principle Product Engineer.

Core Duties/Responsibilities:

The key deliverables related to the position include but are not limited to the following:

1) Support safety and housekeeping policies and practices

  • Operate in a safe, clean, and productive manner.
  • Support projects to enhance the safety of Lynchburg operations when asked.
  • Promote all aspects of the Hanwha Azdel Environmental, Health, and Safety guidelines.

2) Drive projects to deliver growth to the Hanwha Azdel business

  • Identify and implement innovative new process and/or technologies for break-through product performance in order to build the pipeline for future growth.

  • Drive New Product Introductions, Product Management of Change, and new test method development to support the growth of Hanwha Azdel.

  • Work with marketing, commercial, manufacturing, quality, and technology teams to ensure success of projects.

  • Optimize existing product technologies for new product improvement.

  • Lead projects using statistical design of experiments to deliver Six Sigma performance. Extend rigor to take new products from the laboratory to the manufacturing floor, ensuring consistent manufacturing performance of the products.

3) Document and communicate key learning, identify and pursue patent opportunities, and contribute new ideas for consideration.

  • Document and communicate most important project learning in technical reports.

  • Identify & pursue patentable ideas via patent disclosures.

  • Work with attorney to prepare patent applications.

  • Submit new ideas for consideration.

4) Utilize six sigma tools, NTI/NPD process, and support business initiatives.

  • Utilize statistical methods to drive key decisions.

  • Support / follow appropriate business processes

  • Ensure compliance to performance management system

  • Support upgrade of facilities / infrastructure

  • Support business initiatives

5) Make reasonable progress along technical career path toward increasing individual contribution or technical mentoring/training responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications or Requirements:

Degree in polymer/composite processing, material science/engineering, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering or very closely related:

Senior Product Engineer

  • BS minimum with at least 10 years industrial experience

  • MS with 5 years industrial experience

Principle Product Engineer

  • MS minimum with at least 10 years industrial experience

  • PhD with 5 years industrial experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in polymer/composite processing

  • Experience in manufacturing technology/process development

  • Experience in simulation of production with pilot equipment

Company Description

Hanwha Azdel, Inc. manufactures high performance thermoplastic composites designed for both interior and exterior applications across many different industries, major segments served include automotive, heavy truck, recreational vehicles, industrial, and other transportation applications

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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