Van Grace Associates

Van Grace Associates

Leominster, MA

Plastics Engineer

$90,000-$120,000 / YEAR

Our client is a world leader known as the most dependable material science company in the industry.

They need a proactive Applications Development Engineer who is responsible for supporting diverse projects, both in scale and scope, related to the development of new applications, improving existing applications and providing technical service for Vinyl, Thermoplastic Elastomer, and Engineering Thermoplastic projects.

The Applications Development Engineer is involved in all aspects of the project from idea generation to acquiring technical approvals from customers. Must have the ability to work cross-functionally with sales, marketing, R+D and our customers; strong project management, relationship building and the ability to communicate effectively.

Applications Development Engineer is hands-on in this role with responsibility for part design, tool design, machine set-up and final part testing. Must have strong technical acumen, creativity and enthusiasm for problem solving and working on equipment.

Their Lab provides state of the art processing equipment and testing capabilities to support application development activities to include working with injection molding machines and extruders along with design and testing tools.

Job Requirements


?  BS degree polymer science, Chemical, Mechanical Plastics or Polymer Engineering

?  5 + years in the plastic industry, technical service or application development preferred.

?  Industry knowledge of PVC materials, polymer processing and applications.

?  Knowledge of setup and troubleshooting injection molding presses and extruders.

?  Knowledge of testing plastic materials

?  ISO 17025 or 9001 experience..

?  Knowledge of tool design, part design, design tools; (i.e. MoldFlow, FEA, AutoCAD and DOE).