Applications Development Engineer - Polyurethane (870-3437)

Posted On Mar 07, 2019 Location Albany,New York
Experience 3 yrs- 5 yrs Duration FULLTIME


Our Research and Development center is the product development and new technology hub for Aramco Performance Materials. The center focuses on developing innovative new materials and chemistries to support the company s product development and technology strategies.

Basic Function

The successful candidate is an integral part of our product development team, who will design, formulate and improve both new and existing products in CASE applications. As a key member of the R&D team, the candidate will provide chemistry and formulation expertise in CASE product development. The Applications Development Engineer will also work closely with the business development team to provide innovative solutions to meet specific market needs.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support product development efforts with Applications Development expertise in polyurethane systems
  • Synthesize pre-polymers and develop formulations that will be used in one-component and two-component CASE formulations
  • Utilize strong chemistry and product development background to accelerate the product development cycle
  • Use statistical analysis and design of experiments to develop robust product platforms and fitness for use tests
  • Use modern wet chemistry and materials testing analytical techniques to characterize new products
  • Support the commercial and marketing teams by translating customer feedback into new formulation chemistries
  • Collaborate with the Process Development team to scale-up a lab-scale products to pilot and production scales
  • Develop fundamental structure/property relationships within a product family
  • Transfer new products, formulations, processes to the process development and manufacturing teams and provide support as needed
  • Document results in the form of Quarterly Summaries, Technical Reports and identify opportunities to protect intellectual property and write invention disclosures
  • Manage external collaborations, sponsored research programs and/or customer support projects
  • Keep current with significant developments in the field of CASE technologies
  • Maintain and update working knowledge of applicable state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and implement in the lab
  • Interact with customers/industry to understand product requirements and provide necessary support
  • Participate in all Lab Specific Activities including EHS
  • Provide and manage a safe, accident-free laboratory environment; follow all company safety rules in performing job duties
  • Perform other miscellaneous related duties as requested

Education and Experience

  • Master s degree in Science/Engineering Discipline as appropriate for the area of expertise for the assigned job required; Masters or PhD is highly preferred
  • Nine (9) years experience in a substantive industrial, technological or laboratory area relevant to the jobs assignment required, additional years of experience strongly preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years experience of formulation or product development in CASE applications, preferably in polyurethane systems
  • Must have the ability to work independently or a part of a project team
  • Must possess strong presentation skills and be comfortable speaking in a public setting
  • Must have the ability and a proven track record in completion of development projects with aggressive timelines and varying degrees of complexity
  • Must be able to communicate and comprehend accurately, clearly and concisely in English at a level required to perform the job as outlined
  • Must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette


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