Material Engineering Specialist – Plastics


Plymouth, MI

Empowering people, creating technology.

  • Subject matter expert of plastics processing equipment; including mixing, molding, extruding, processing and experiments / general R & D as needed
  • Research and development of new applications for plastic materials
  • Participate in decisions of plastic-working equipment
  • Development of new plastics programs and Special Project oversight as required
  • Oversee plastics research and development area and equipment
  • Develop/maintain/communicate timelines (Project and other) with customers and internal departments
  • Manage plastics development projects and requests
  • Write technical reports and present when needed
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Assist and develop with mold design
  • Application engineering with customers and sales department
  • Process development with manufacturing centers to develop new processes as required
  • Design and develop new product materials; DFMEA, drawings, prototypes, test protocols and evaluations
  • B.S. in Plastics Technology or Plastics Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 5+ years working in Material Development with reference to plastics
  • 3-5+ years working with customers on development projects
  • 3+ years working with six sigma methodologies such as design of experiments (DOE), root cause analysis, statistical process control and product/process improvement methodologies
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills
  • Business English language skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to travel both domestically in US and internationally if requested

Communication & Collaboration: Communicates clearly and concisely, while engaging proactively with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
Value for Customers: Anticipates, understands and meets internal/external customers’ needs and expectations. Develops solutions based on a customer centric approach.
Innovation: Drives and supports innovative ideas, while taking informed risks to seek and develop new or improved solutions.
Drive & Execution: Proactively identifies what needs to be done and takes action. Explores new ways and pursues new opportunities.

The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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