Structural Product Development Engineer – Winona, MN

RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has 18 manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico, Germany, France, 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.

We are currently seeking a Structural Product Development Engineer.  The Product Development Engineer is responsible for the formulation and development of engineered thermoplastic 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.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Field customer technical requests
  • Suggest materials for customer applications
  • Formulate, manufacture, and test new thermoplastic formulations
  • Evaluate new polymers and additives


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Field, Chemical or Composite Materials Engineering preferred
  • Positions available to new graduates or engineers with 2-3 years’ experience
  • Hands-on, willing to work with blending equipment, extruders, and injection molding machines
  • 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 consideration, please submit resume to:

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