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Sr. Polymer Engineer - Heater & Cables

Company: Thermon Industries, Inc
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

We Are

Thermon (NYSE: THR) is an Industrial Technology company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Through its global network, Thermon provides safe, reliable and mission critical industrial process heating solutions. Thermon serves the global energy, power generation and chemical markets to provide innovative solutions for industrial heating applications by deeply understanding our customers' needs. We specialize in providing complete flow assurance, process heating, temperature maintenance, freeze protection and environmental monitoring solutions.

Through our values, Care, Commit and Collaborate, Thermon strives to be the world leader in industrial process heating solutions by creating a culture of passionate people that are dedicated to anticipating customer needs.

We are currently recruiting for a:

Senior Polymer Engineer - Heaters & Cables
We offer environments where collaboration, mentoring and professional growth are encouraged. Ideal candidates for our team will recognize the value of being a part of an organization that not only provides a competitive wage but that also promises a great career.

In this role, you will make an impact in our company by leading the development of polymeric compounds to be used in new generation heat tracing products. Acts as the technical lead in terms of polymer chemistry, material formulation, compounding, and processing. Builds competitive advantages for Thermon in the trace heating industry with new high-temperature polymer compound formulations, polymer extrusion processes, and heat trace designs. Engages with raw material suppliers to develop new materials and leads the formulation efforts using functional fillers and guides the material selection process.

The successful candidate will have and value:

  • Lead the formulation efforts as a subject matter expert of new proprietary high temperature polymer compounds - fluoropolymers and non-fluoropolymers - with specific electrical performance properties.
  • Work with key resin suppliers and Procurement in strategic material development to identify new polymer chemistries/resins and tailor material properties for future heat tracing products.
  • Work with the manufacturing team hands-on to transfer new material technology to production settings.
  • Design new extrusion and compounding processes and equipment, e.g. screw and barrel components and metallurgy required to produce new heat tracing products using newly developed polymer compounds.
  • Prioritize tasks and manage a project team to meet timelines according to business goals using a stage-gate development process and a collaborative cross-functional approach.
  • Provide technical leadership to the team and mentor junior engineers on technical know-hows.

    What you must have:

    • Master's or PhD degree in Polymer Chemistry, Mechanical, Chemical, Material Science, or Polymer Engineering.
    • 7+ years of experience leading technical development of various polymer compounds/composites - fluoropolymers preferred.
    • 5+ years of experience working in a plastics processing environment.
    • Hands-on experience with extrusion and compounding processes.
    • Hands-on experience with lab equipment for evaluating and characterizing polymers.
    • A communicative, collaborative, and humble approach.
    • Knowledge of best practices for wire and cable design and manufacturing.
    • Experience and knowledge in polymerization technologies and processes, e.g., suspension, emulsion, solution.
    • Knowledge and experience in Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and continuous improvement methodologies.
    • Project management skills and experience in a new product development organization.
    • Strong communication, documentation, and presentation skills.

Keywords: Thermon Industries, Inc, San Marcos , Sr. Polymer Engineer - Heater & Cables, Engineering , San Marcos, California

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