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Job Title Polymer Engineer II
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Interviewing
Location Georgia
Start Date ASAP
Job Description Design and develop processes for manufacturing carpet and related products utilizing principles and technology of coatings, polymers, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering and related physical and natural sciences.
- Lead improvement teams, to evaluate, with experimentation of new back coating systems and technology and establish written procedures for management.
- Responsible for mill trials and analyzing operating procedures and equipment functions to improve product attributes, reduce processing time and cost, and provide written documentation of results.
- Direct activities of a small group of R&D engineers responsible for developing improved backing systems.
- Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
- This position reports to the Vice President of Flooring Research and Development and is responsible for managing multiple R&D projects, with emphasis on broadloom and modular carpet back coating.
- Design experiments to lead toward continuous product and process improvement
- Work with vendors and customers on joint improvement projects.
Qualifications - A Bachelors degree and knowledge in a related Chemistry or Chemical Engineering field such as Polymer Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

Masters or Doctorate degree preferred.

- Excellent working knowledge of management processes, product development, and managing to budgets.

- Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals and financial reports and perform a variety of tasks.

- Effectively present information to management.

- Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers or regulatory agencies.

- A minimum of 2-5 years of experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment required.

- Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and perform under pressure.

- Familiar with the chemistry and processes used for coating materials and the fields standard practices and procedures.

- Excellent verbal, written communication, problem-solving capabilities and be detail oriented and well organized.

- Wide degree of creativity and latitude for independent action and judgment.

- Leadership and management skills to direct and motivate staff.

- Must be a self-starter and have a strong bias for action.

- Six Sigma and Lean Training a plus.

- Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
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