Product Development Engineer (TPE) – Fort Worth, TX

RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has over 20 manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Singapore and China. RTP Company’s engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear-resistant properties.

The Product Development Engineer is responsible for the formulation and development of engineered thermoplastic elastomer compounds. This is a hands-on position that requires a significant amount of formulation, process and lab work as well as day to day interaction with customers, material and equipment vendors, other RTP Development Engineers, Technicians, Sales Engineers, Customer Service Representatives, and Market and Product Managers. The overall responsibilities of this position will vary in accordance with which area of product specialty the Product Development Engineer is assigned.

Description:

  • Plan experimental work (using formal experimental design techniques when appropriate) and schedule, execute, and report results of that work
  • Author and maintain data sheets and formulation specifications
  • Field and respond to telephone calls and e-mails from customers, Sales Engineers, and Application Development Engineers
  • Provide problem solving and troubleshooting support to customers and co-workers
  • Participate in technical reviews, presentations, and process trials at customer facilities
  • Stay informed of developing technologies and intellectual property relating to engineered thermoplastic elastomer compounds
  • Consult with co-workers and other experts within the industry to facilitate RTP Company’s ability to provide our customers with the best total solution for their application
  • Provide application development support to RTP Company’s sales force and customers
  • Evaluate and approve new raw materials
  • Train and teach other engineers and technicians

Physical/Environmental Demands:

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand for long periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities may require close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • This position requires the use of safety equipment as dictated by the work area such as safety glasses, shoes, face shields, gloves, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related science or engineering field or an equivalent combination of training and work related experience required
  • Strong organizational skills, familiarity with experimental design techniques, and statistical analysis required
  • Practical and common sense approach to processing/manufacturing required
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Must be proficient with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook; must be adept at learning new software
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Works well with others
  • Safety awareness
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

We offer a highly competitive benefits package and a competitive pay based on experience. For immediate consideration please apply online.

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