R&D Development Manager
Cooley Group - Cranston, RI

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Job Title: *R&D/Development Technical Manager

Location: Cranston, Rhode Island
Employment Type: Full Time
Years of Experience: 12 plus
Education Level: Bachelor or Masters

This position will be responsible for new product development, product improvement and product modification projects.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Position will provide technical application support to field sales personnel and interact with suppliers and customers.
  • Will develop raw material specifications, testing standards, and product specifications.

Key areas of knowledge:

  • Formulation of PVC compounds, TPO, TPU, and other chemical compounds along with Polymer extrusion system stabilizers, lubricants, and processing aides.
  • Plus woven and knit fiber and fabric construction and Extrusion and coating process technology.
  • Polymer rheology and testing instrumentation.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must include a B.S. or M.S. in Polymer Chemistry or Plastics Engineering
  • Ideal candidate from UMASS Lowell department of Plastics Engineering with thorough knowledge of polymer systems, including materials such as PVC, Polyurethane, Olefins, etc., or a
  • 12+ years of experience with knowledge of analytical methods of polymer characterization, with a background in polymer blending and property determination of the blends
  • Experience with extrusion coating is required.
  • Knowledge of knit, woven and non-woven textiles is a plus.
  • Experience and ability to plan and manage major projects from inception to completion
  • Supervision of lab technicians and other professionals as required

About this company
Cooley Group Holdings' polymer materials are used to create a variety of cool products, including digital murals, safety gear, and...