Applications / Material Systems Engineer
Evonik Degussa Corporation - Allen, TX

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Evonik Corporation is a leading specialty chemical company in North America. With approximately 4,000 employees in North America, the company has over 20 manufacturing sites and numerous offices, labs, warehouses and distribution centers in the region.

Evonik Corporation is part of Evonik Industries, an international industrial group with activities in more than 100 countries all over the world. Evonik's performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. In fiscal 2011 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €14.5 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.8 billion.

Evonik Corporation demonstrates its strong commitment to hiring and retaining diverse, well qualified employees by offering a comprehensive yet competitive flexible benefits program, including retirement, health care, 401(k) and flexible spending programs.

Position Overview:
Researches, collects and reports information on the ability and capability of company products and competing products. Aids in the design and development of systems to fulfill the needs of customers in all markets. Acts as technical liaison for the Marketing and Sales team.

The travel schedule averages < 30 %.

Principal Accountabilities:
Support M&S Team and customers on technical issues:
Calculations and recommendations wrt product and systems to meet fire, smoke, toxicity, thermal and acoustic requirements.
Comparative analysis of specifications and their fit for our products; coordinate the update of customer specs.
Spreadsheet/database manipulation, as required for updating program status, preparing presentations, etc.
Back-up for incoming customer inquiries from website and other sources, primary resource for those requiring technical information.

Maintain up-to-date competitive material data base covering all markets; provide competitive analysis by market as requested.

Direct outside testing, approvals, and certifications in support of all product lines, as requested. Analyze, summarize and assimilate information into product or process development and business activities. Maintain test database so information is up-to-date and accessible.

Central point for collecting customer needs as a starting point for improving and developing new products. Regular conduit for information flow to and from R&D Manager.

Travel as required for periodic sales meetings, trade shows, testing, and customer visits.

Candidate Qualifications and Experience:
B.S. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline.

2-4 years relevant industry experience.

Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures in field of insulation / polymer foams.

Proficient in use of PCs, e-mail, & standard office suite programs, especially Excel and Access. Experience using project management software.

Experience managing multiple projects, working with cross functional teams.

Strong skills / demonstrated ability in:
Analytical problem solving (systematic approach to solving problems).
Interaction (communicate with others in helpful manner while building credibility and rapport).
Written & spoken communication.
Tolerance of ambiguity (deal with unresolved situations, changes, unexpected events, multiple priorities).
Organization and planning.

Additional skills desired:
Leadership.
Decision making and problem solving.
Creativity.
Commitment to task (motivation & sense of urgency).

Pride in appearance and ethics, professionalism.

ONLY CANDIDATES MEETING THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
FOR SERIOUS CONSIDERATION, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SALARY REQUIREMENTS.

Evonik Industries is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee of Evonik Industries via email, the Internet or in any method without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of Evonik Industries. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Evonik Industries as a result of the referral or through other means.

It is the policy of Evonik Corporation to recruit, hire, assign, train, transfer, promote, lay off and compensate employees at all levels and in all areas on the basis of merit and ability and without discrimination because of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or because he/she is disabled veteran or a Vietnam era veteran or any other legally protected status.

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Evonik Degussa Corporation is the North America arm of German chemical giant, Evonik Degussa GmbH. Like its parent, it operates through six...