Development Engineer Adhesives

Location:  Springfield, MA

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Overview

Leading developer of innovative fastening products, adhesives, and technologies for the commercial roofing and residential construction industries seeks a Development Engineer Adhesives to join their team.

As the Development Engineer Adhesives, you will be focused on developing innovative new products and improving existing products to meet the needs of professional contractors and building specifiers in the market served. You will develop and test new and modified adhesives that include polyurethanes, hot melts, and other construction adhesives, as well as lead efforts to develop corresponding and important new delivery systems

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Translating customer needs into innovative adhesive solutions 
  • Developing a detailed test plan in coordination with project manager
  • Driving formulation development, internally or with third-party developers
  • Creating and standardizing testing methods
  • Statistically analyzing  testing data to include competitive product evaluation
  • Utilizing stage gate, guiding the projects from concept through launch.
  • Contributing to Quality process documentation
  • Coordinating with EHS to ensure product safety and hygiene
  • Presenting technical summaries to non-technical stakeholders
  • Developing and managing testing protocols and coordination of lab testing
  • Interfacing with other plant locations to ensure new products are manufacturable

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering or Chemistry
  • 7-10 years experience with adhesives, sealants, coatings
  • Proven track record of success in development and willingness to get out in the field for product trials
  • Commercial perspective that drives projects to successful completion
  • Strong organizational, computer, and destructive/mechanical testing skills (Instron)
  • Applied statistics, DOE, Design of Experiments
  • Creative, self-starter, tenacious, highly motivated, with a strong sense of personal accountability
  • Team player, coachable, problem solver
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Willingness to travel domestically up to 25% 

Please send resumes to kim@overtureplacements.com with the subject line: Development Engineer Adhesives