Company: Southwire Company, LLC
Posted on: September 16, 2021
Operate equipment and perform standardized testing in the
plastic laboratories under the direction of the Manager,
Interpret and implement regulatory standards and methodologies.
Calibrate and perform preventative maintenance on equipment in the
laboratories at the Technology Center.
Provide assistance to compounding and extrusion operations.
Evaluate raw materials, raw material suppliers, and compounds for
cost reduction and quality improvements.
Provide technical assistance for process selection, equipment
specifications and start-up of compounding additions.
Develop and update SOPs for the Formulations Area.
Independently prioritize and complete assigned projects while
adhering to deadlines given by the Manager, Formulations.
Provide input for specifications on compounds and raw
Keep abreast of new technology in compounding and extrusion fields
as well as industry requirements making sure it is incorporated
Document and communicate test results within multiple tiers of the
corporate infrastructure in an ISO 9001 environment.
Generate and compound formulations on compounding equipment such as
twin screws, kneaders, internal mixers, high intensity mixers,
single screw extruders, roll mills, and plaque presses.
Characterize polymers and formulations using equipment such as DSC,
TGA, FTIR, Rheometers, and related equipment.
Oversee extrusion startup and process improvements on the
prototyping wire line. Occasional travel to manufacturing
facilities to oversee compounding operations as well as compound
extrusion is required
Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials
Science, or related field.
Ten years of experience in compound development preferred.
Experience with low smoke halogen free technologies, silane and
moisture curable polyolefins, high temperature XLPO, automotive
wire and cable, silicone elastomers, and transit cable a plus.
Experience with UL, CSA, and other relevant listing agencies a
Experience with analytical equipment such as DSC, TGA, and FTIR is
Experience with twin screws, kneaders, batch mixers, roll mills,
and extrusion preferred.
Experience scaling compounds from lab scale to production
Must have strong leadership skills, excellent verbal and written
communication skills, time management skills, and interpersonal
Must be a strong team player with a firm personal commitment toward
Must have excellent computer skills including Excel, Word, and
Physical effort is occasionally required. Must be able to lift up
to 45 lbs.
Infrequent travel is required.
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