• 11-Oct-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Williston, VT, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical / Vision/ Dental / 401k / Short and Long-Term Disability / Holiday and Vacation / Basic Life Insurance and AD&D

AstenJohnson is the leader in technical fabrics. Our drive to provide the best products and service in our industry is fueled by our associates and their drive to innovate. We want our associates to build careers here and become part of the fabric of our 230 year old company. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a workplace built on respect and purpose.

General Scope of Responsibilities:

Research and develop polymeric materials and blends through systematic experimentation aimed toward developing improved products for our internal and external customers. Provide technical support and perform testing for company's products. Analyze new and competitive materials.

This position is located in Williston, VT.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with product managers and manufacturing to identify research & development projects and priorities to meet the needs of AstenJohnson.
  • Plan and conduct projects that will strengthen AstenJohnson technical knowledge of plastic materials, contribute to the development of new products and build AstenJohnson Filaments' processing and product capabilities.
  • Develop new tests and test procedures; assist in the implementation of incorporating those tests into standard quality testing.
  • Analyze published data relevant to our product and verify critical data by in house testing, characterize competitive samples and advanced statistical tools; generate technical data for customer presentations, establish procedures, and modify processing procedures as needed.
  • Produce product samples on the NPD Pilot line.
  • Collaborate with outside testing facilities, universities, suppliers and customers.
  • Monitor industry trends and new technology, create innovative solutions to shape digital manufacturing business
  • Performs other responsibilities related to job duties as assigned.
  • Maintain a safe workplace through compliance with all health & safety policies.
  • Help foster a work environment that advocates ethics, respect and diversity.

Education/ Working Knowledge:

  • Bachelor, Masters or PhD degree in Engineering or Applied Science.
  • Strong knowledge of polymer materials and manufacturing processes, i.e. polymer extrusion
  • Experience in processing and quality control testing of synthetic materials desirable
  • Lean and Six Sigma certification or experience
  • Knowledge and experience with Industry 4.0 and digital transformation in manufacturing

Desired Skills:

  • Strong technical and analytical skills; ability to recommend data-driven solutions to technical problems
  • Self-starter; highly motivated to deliver results and drive continuous improvement.
  • Positive attitude and eager to learn
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task; attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively, creatively, and flexibly within interdisciplinary teams, customers and suppliers to deliver exceptional results
  • Practical hands-on aptitude in a technical environment
  • Strong verbal, written and technical communication skills
  • Computer software and programming skills desirable
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