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Senior Materials Engineer

Company: Milgard Manufacturing, Inc.
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Description A Senior Materials Engineer (PVC Compounding) job in Tacoma, WA, is available at Milgard Windows and Doors. You will know the chemical and extrusion industry, processes, and systems or similar business practices in research and development, with five-plus years of experience in or adjacent to a manufacturing environment. You are responsible for defining and understanding the process and formulation for PVC compounding with the potential to expand the technology into commercialization. Optimize PVC compounding with extrusion processing, material cost, and product performance. Increase the business' testing capabilities to characterize PVC formulations. This position is an expert role geared toward increasing the company's PVC science and knowledge and potential to grow into a technical leadership role. MI Windows and Doors is a leading manufacturer specializing in fenestration products in the United States with operations in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, and California. MI Windows and Doors recently acquired Sunrise Windows and Doors and Milgard Manufacturing, creating additional opportunities for growth and synergies across the United States. Senior Materials Engineer job responsibilities include: Responsible for leading current and alternative compounding design and formulation Prepare equipment and facilities for material testing and characterization to support Process design --- mass and energy balance, process equipment specification Document scientific method and findings Communicate scientific and technical development to the management team Evaluate supplier products and components based on the ability to meet required quality standards Work with suppliers to obtain resources that meet required specifications. Employs numerical optimization methods Maintains project focus and alignment to meet needed project deadlines Lead cross-functional teams throughout North America to enhance product offerings and standardize supplies and processes Support product engineering with design, development, and evaluation of material for product innovation Assist warranty/service department with component weathering issues/analysis Process economics calculations related to the extrusion and compounding processes Provide support and planning for manufacturing facilities related to PVC formulation Adhere to existing and assist in continuous improvement of Miter engineering standards Performs all other duties as assigned Requirements 5 years in PVC compounding and extrusion Education and Experience Options:Bachelors in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Chemistry Masters or Ph.D. relevant to PVC compounding, processing, and extrusion Knowledge of chemical and extrusion industry, processes, and systems or similar business practices in research and development relevant to a manufacturing environment Experience with window and door design and manufacturing is not required but would be beneficial. Demonstrated project and team leadership Fluent in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). Practical knowledge of process improvement tools: Lean, Six Sigma, TPM, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, etc. Robust supplies analysis, problem-solving, concept modeling, and mathematical skills. Strong passion, high energy, and enthusiasm for growth Strong time management, organizational skills, and ability to set priorities for multiple tasks. High level of customer focuses both internally and externally. Milgard is growing with a track record of strong financial performance, which creates opportunities for team members. An excellent opportunity to learn about our business and show what you can do to build a great team and organization. We have a robust total reward offering, including: Vacation and Sick pay Medical/Dental/Vision --- Milgard picks up the majority cost of these significant benefits 401k Savings Plan Tuition assistance --- continue your education; we will help Career growth opportunities --- take on more responsibility and grow Please apply now if you are interested in this Senior Materials Engineer job in Tacoma, WA. To learn more about Milgard's products, services, and culture, visit our website at www.milgard.com/careers. We have built our success on our foundational philosophy of Respect, Service, and Excellence. Milgard Windows & Doors is a great place to grow your career as we build an even greater organization CB MONSTER

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