Coatings Engineer

Posted: 06/09/2022

Expected Results:

  • Support Appvion’s development of new products and the improvement of existing products.

  • Understand customer needs and translate those needs into functional barrier coated product designs

  • Design, evaluate, and validate new barrier coatings for sustainable packaging and new product developments

  • Lead lab, pilot, and production trials for new barrier coatings

Supporting Activities:

  • Investigate new material compatibility with existing materials and processes

  • Work with technology development professionals to assist in transition of new technology

        platforms from the lab to product development scale up

  • Provide support to operations and engineering during new product scale up

  • Gather, compile, and report data, results, and conclusions to appropriate stakeholders.

  • Identify opportunities for product and process improvements

  • Provide technical support at customer sites for product validation trials

  • Deliver technical reports summarizing results with clear data analysis, conclusions, and recommendations

Required Prior Accomplishments, Experience, Skills:

  • BS or MS in chemical engineering, material science, paper science, and related fields or equivalent  experience

  • 2-4 years of experience in technology and new product development in the coatings, barriers, or     materials industry

  • Strong understanding of chemistry, materials, and coatings to apply to packaging products and substrates

  • Ability to apply engineering and scientific principles to develop new products and resolve problems

  • 6 Sigma Blackbelt including Design of Experiment and DMAIC methodologies a plus

  • Ability to interact effectively with scientists, engineers, customers, management team, marketing, and production personnel

  • Proven ability to work in a cross functional team environment

  • Business knowledge of cost/benefits analysis and project management

  • Strong understanding of laboratory, pilot, and manufacturing environments

  • Ability to facilitate and drive resolution of complex problems