Polymer R&D Engineer

  • Athens, GA
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: NC81-2692457

$90000 to $140000 Per Year

Product Development Engineer / Manager – Film/Sheet Extrusion 


PAY:  90-140k 

Our client is a growing and profitable manufacturer of extruded sheet/film products located Northeast of Atlanta.  They are looking for an experienced engineer with a combination of process engineering and polymer modification experience.  



  • Run trials with new materials and tooling. 
  • Scale up new extruded products, with involvement in tooling, material selection and material development.
  • Optimize polymer formulations to better suit requirements of established and new extruded products. 
  • Optimizing the extrusion process from design to product launch and continual improvement
  • Work with the plant team to document process requirements and parameters to assure equipment and work cell team are capable of commercial production. 
  • Implementation of SOP’s  (standard operating procedures) Includes standardized work, workplace organization, quality and packaging specifications 
  • Coordinate continuous improvement and production process refinement efforts.
  • Coordinate all applicable product testing verification and ongoing validation to meet product specifications as well as comply with applicable local and governmental regulations. 



  • BSChem-E, BS Polymer Science, BS Chemistry, BS Plastics Engineering, or similar.  
  • 3 years of functional and HANDS-ON process engineering experience within polymer extrusion processes  such as sheet, cast film, profile, pipe, decking, fence, 
  • Experience setting up SOP’s / WI’s.
  • 3 years of experience modifying polymer formulations and managing trials, with the ideal experience being PP, PE, PET, and foams/cellular products.
  • 3 years of experience testing polymer materials to ensure they meet specifications. 
  • 2 years experience with Continuous Improvement tools such as lean manufacturing, Kaizen, 6 sigma. 
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