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Application Development Engineer

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$100,000 - $130,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
May 13, 2018
Job ID
A plastic compounding company serving the automotive industry is searching for an Application Development Engineer.  This position is a key project/program development role within the  Automotive Business team working with foreign automotive companies such as BMW.  The Application Development Engineer will be an expert in plastic compounding application and processing technologies used by the customers and will have the responsibility for technically developing solutions at the customer. The Application Development Engineer will be based in a home office located in the Southeastern, United States near and airport and:

Area of responsibility
  • Developing and executing key developmental programs consistent with the One PO Business strategy at selected key OEM and Tier I & II accounts
  • Developing and managing key customer relationships as well as broadening the number of key customers
  • Developing new business opportunities for new polymer products consistent with the business plan, i.e. program management
  • Solving customer problems as they relate to Borealis materials
  • Understanding and communicating customer needs and market/industry trends to the Account Manager and the Polymers Business
  • Managing complex business strategies, new product offerings and coordinating engineering activities with select customers
  • Conducting customer product evaluations
  • Interfacing new product developments with the customer and positioning Borealis materials as the products of choice by key customers
  • Monitoring and understanding the competitive situation at key customers and coordinating counter measures with Account Manager and Product Development
  • Obtaining material approval to automotive specifications
  • Meeting or exceeding project targets and individual performance goals
Position Requirements:

•    Academic technical degree or equivalent through experience 
•    Fluency in English

  • 5+ years of direct industry experience
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, good communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Proven history of project management (i.e. delivery of results)
  • Must be a self-starter and understand the "Value Proposition," technically competent to provide engineering support for customer projects
  • Knowledge of the automotive and plastics industry, with:
    • demonstrated accomplishments of key program management (automotive and plastics industry)
    • solid level of industry contacts
    • knowledge of polypropylene, TPO, and competitive plastics
    • engineering experience in part design and material recommendations
    • knowledge of tool design
    • solid knowledge of the injection molding process and other plastic processes
    • able to conduct molding evaluations
    • knowledge of Moldflow and CAD (computer aided design) technology


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