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Senior Chemical Engineer

Company: FXI
Location: Aston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Building our Future Together. FXI is a leading producer of foam innovation in the Bedding, Furniture, Industrial, Home & Office, Healthcare, and Transportation markets. We have made it our mission to provide tailored solutions that delight our customers and consumers. With our corporate headquarters, high-tech research and development facility, and multiple manufacturing locations in North America, FXI has built a culture of innovation and achievement that is recognized by customers, suppliers and peers. Our products include finished goods, sub-assemblies, services, and raw materials for OEMs, fabricators, and retailers. You will find FXI---s foam innovations inside, around, and under yourself in countless applications. Everywhere foam goes, FXI---s innovations lead the way Won---t you join us? Job Purpose: The ideal candidate will be results-driven and motivated by technical challenges. In this role you will use your chemical, materials and technical expertise, working closely with the Business Unit leads, Marketing, Sales, and Manufacturing to execute new product development projects and technical service requests. You will develop multiple foam products or process technologies and suggest project directions for both technology and commercial implementation. The role requires high initiative, problem-solving and project management skills. Excellent communication skills and the ability to cooperate closely with customers and across internal functions are essential. A passion for technology and the high affinity to understanding customer needs and application requirements are important. Relocation considered. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Work closely with Business Unit leads, Marketing, Sales and directly with Customers to execute New Product Development projects and Technical Service requests Lead R&D projects to develop multiple foam products or process technologies. Suggest project directions for both technology and commercial implementation Conduct, analyze and report on physical property testing of materials to resolve technical issues and/or identify new applications Participate in the selection, qualification, testing and failure analysis of materials and processes Be proficient and run / maintain analytical equipment such as GC MS, GPC, titrators, DMA, DSC, FTIR, etc. Prepare technical and progress reports on assigned projects Participate in key internal and customer presentations Education and/or Experience Qualifications: Bachelor---s degree, MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering or closely related field is required. PhD preferred 10 years--- experience in Chemical Engineering or similar related discipline 2 or more years--- experience in polyurethanes technology applications and/or formulation experience is preferred Experience in a lab and/or test environment Knowledge of materials and processes for product development, design, application and production Strong analytical thinking and trouble-shooting aptitude Excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated ability in providing technical support to customers Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, cross-functional team-based environment Ability and experience managing projects with both internal and external resources Strong prioritization and time management skills, extremely organized, detail oriented and ability to manage multiple projects at the same time Proficient in PC use, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Advanced Excel skills and Microsoft Project experience preferred. Minitab experience a plus Travel 10-20% This individual should have the business depth to interface with senior leaders across the organization as well as the communication and influence skills to build strong relationships and drive results company-wide. She/he should be innovative, team-oriented, as well as have the desire to participate in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities. Passion for Chemical Engineering. Benefits Summary: We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, basic and optional life insurance, short and long term disability protection, a 401(k) plan with company match, tuition assistance, and flexible spending accounts. Our Commitment to a Diverse Workforce: FXI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FXI does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identify or expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or based on any individual---s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We support workplace diversity. We strongly believe that diversity contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas. FXI is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FXI via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of FXI. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by FXI as a result of the referral or through other means.

Keywords: FXI, Philadelphia , Senior Chemical Engineer, Engineering , Aston, Pennsylvania

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