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Polymer R&D Engineer

Compounding Solutions | Lewiston, ME

Compounding Solutions
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Compounding Solutions, a specialty compounder servicing the medical device industry, is looking to fill the position of R&D Polymer Engineer in our R & D Department. This individual will help with formulation, development, plastics testing, color matching & processing of different plastic materials.
Other Duties & Responsibilities of the Position will include, but not limited to:

  • Assist the R&D department in formulation development by producing small scale trial batches & performing related lab tests
  • Operation of lab equipment and analysis/documentation of test results
  • Testing of products being developed includes but is not limited to: spectroscopy, FTIR analysis, physical properties (tensile, flex, tear), density, melt flow index, rheometry, impact resistance, abrasion resistance, coefficient of friction, ash content, hardness, etc.
  • Persistent work ethic and interest in projects to the point where the employee stays involved with multiple projects at a time and follows each task through to completion
  • Organizing collected data so it can be easily reviewed and so that it contains all the necessary information
  • Attention to detail will be important to ensure that all specifications are met for a particular product
Job Requirements
  • An understanding of Polymer synthesis and Polymer types to make formulation decisions when melt blending polymers. 
  • Familiarity with plastic processing equipment (i.e. twin screw extruders, compression molding, injection molding & two roll mill)
  • Familiarity with ASTM, ISO, GE, and GB standards for plastics
  • Perform Tests, analyze and provide quality control for the performance of Polymers
The ideal candidate should have a Chemical, Plastics, or a Material Science Engineering Degree. Plastics experience is a plus, 5 to 10 years experience in the field is preferred.

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(K)
Life, STD & LTD Insurance (100% Company paid)
Paid Holidays

Based on Experience
Posted On: 2017-06-01 14:43:14
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Engineering, Information Technology, Research
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
Travel: No Traveling
Career Level: Mid Level (2-10 years experience)
Minimum Degree: Bachelor's Degree
Pay Type: Annual Salary
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