Color Development Scientist/Engineer

5 months ago
Florence
Kentucky

Overview:

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Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of specialty materials and chemical products which are used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our products, essential to everyday living, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for operational excellence, sustainability and premier safety performance, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,100 employees worldwide and had 2015 net sales of $5.7 billion, with approximately 67% generated outside of North America. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its global product offerings, visit www.celanese.com.

Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for new color product development in all Celanese EM resins systems including ETPs, TPEs, and some amorphous resins. Development efforts may include color formulation development, stabilization development, product additive enhancements, polymer modifications, and compounding process improvements.

  1. The individual will be responsible for gathering technical needs from customers (internal and external) to enable them to develop products which meet or exceed requirements. Projects are aligned with growth initiatives and market needs serving automotive, appliance, consumer, electrical/electronics, medical and other markets and applications.
  2. This job will require close collaboration with Customers, and internal Program Management, Commercial Teams, Manufacturing and other Technology & Innovation functions.
  3. Responsibilities include working closely with colorant, additive and equipment suppliers to stay current with state-of-the-art technologies.
  4. The individual is expected to grow and advance within the Celanese career ladder

 

"• Demonstrated industrial track record of commercialized color/appearance technology-based ETPs, TPEs or amorphous resins

  • Demonstrated expertise in plastics color chemistry including relative performance of common pigments and dyes, potential interactions of colorants with resins and additives, and other usage concerns/restrictions
  • Demonstrated understanding of plastics color theory including spectrophotometry, light sources, and color difference measurements
  • Must possess normal color vision
  • Demonstrated cross-functional leadership skills
  • Proficiency in statistical techniques such as Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • Ability to travel (up to 25%)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills"

 

Qualifications:

"• Experience with ETPs including acetal, polyester, and nylon resins, and unfilled, reinforced and impact modified versions of each

  • Experience with TPEs, polypropylene and common amorphous resins
  • Familiarity with regulatory approval processes including FDA, NSF and UL
  • Experience/expertise in injection molding and part appearance problem solving techniques
  • Experience/expertise in plastics UV stabilization technology and UV testing methodologies
  • Experience/expertise in general plastics stabilization and additive technologies
  • Experience/expertise in polymer product development processes
  • Trained/experienced in Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) product development process"
  • Minimum of 7 years in the coloring of plastics industry

    Min B.S. Degree or higher in Polymer Science, Chemistry, Chemical or Materials Science/Engineering, or related field

     

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