*** This position is going to be located in Mt. Pleasant, IA but will be working with our manufacturing plant located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and our R&D Innovation Center located in Fairlawn, OH. Travel is required, approximately 25%. ***.
• Play leading role globally in developing and improving design and processes for innovative PVC, TPE and TPU industrial hose products with consideration for properties, performance, quality, EHS, supply, plant efficiency and cost, • Play key role in the areas of material selection, manufacturing processes selections, material properties improvement, and industrial standards and regulations compliance. • Play a leading role in process improvement and problem solving teams at the plant. • Provide materials and products technology support to customers, production and the commercial organization, work closely with plant level development and process support groups, corporate & plant purchasing, safety, sales and marketing. • Work closely with lab, quality and manufacturing teams to introduce/enhance/upgrade characterization methods, release testing etc. of materials and/or process conditions. • Work closely with Central R&D to provide guidance towards the development of new/innovative products and applications for the business. • Documentation of project work expected in the form of detailed technical reports, presentations and management updates.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Materials Engineering. Advanced degree in Mechanical, Materials, Chemical Engineering preferred. 5+ years of working experience in PVC, TPE, TPU hoses design, development and manufacturing. Industrial processing experience with rubber materials (mixing, extrusion, etc.) a plus Demonstrated understanding of problem solving & quality improvement techniques Experience in industry standards (ASTM, RMA, ISO). Familiarity with FMEA, Root Cause Analysis. Ability to interpret, analyze and present technical information using practical judgment. Ability to organize and manage concurrent activities. Proven writing & presentation skills. Good organizational and communication skills. Willingness and ability to perform hands-on experimental and testing work when required Highly motivated, self-initiating individual who can work in a manufacturing and team environment. Competence with computer systems and related applications software, Proficient with MS Office, MS Project Willingness to travel approximately 25%, domestic and international
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 78037BR
With sales of €40.5 billion in 2016, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 227,000 employees in 56 countries. As a division in the Continental Corporation, ContiTech is one of the world's leading industrial specialists. Its customers can be found in key industries such as machine and plant engineering, mining, the agricultural industry, and the automotive industry. With around 43,000 employees in 44 countries, the company uses its development and material expertise for products and systems made of rubber, polyamide, metal, textile, and electronic components to combine these with individual services. ContiTech always thinks in terms of customer-friendly and environmentally-friendly solutions – going well and truly beyond its roots as a producer of rubber products. With sales of approximately €5.5 billion (2016), this international technology partner is active with core branches in Europe, Asia, North and South America.