Develop new products based off thermoplastics and optimize associated processes.
Improve manufacturing efficiency.
Maintain R&D lab polymer processing and testing equipment.Scope-out, buy and install additional machinery and capabilities as needed.
Make resin and additive selections. Stay current with prominent vendors of resins and additives used in thermoplastic processing. Maintain technical relationship with key vendors – both current and prospective.
Advanced knowledge and hand-on experience in typical thermoplastic processing – extrusion, pelletization, molding, welding etc.
Proficiency in polymer compounding with typical additives, fillers and fiberglass.
Basic experience in polymer processing & molding software.
Experience in structure-property relationships of the finished part design and properties to the resin and process variables.
Basic knowledge of polymer composites – composition, applications, processes, properties.
Basic knowledge of thermoset resins and other industrial construction materials &processes – metals, ceramics etc.
Basic knowledge of polymer recycling.
Basic knowledge of thermoplastic resin chemistry and manufacturing processes.
Maintain active participation in SPE-Society of Plastic Engineers or similar professional groups pertinent to thermoplastic processing.
Experience in reading and making use of technical and trade publications.
Committed to maintaining safe work place and experienced in industrial safety and quality protocols.
Bachelors Degree in Engineering or educational equivalent. 4 - 6 years experience. Experience with Thermoplastics. Advanced analytical skills. Advanced verbal and written communication skills. Thorough knowledge of principles, concepts theories, and practices of applicable discipline. Demonstrated effective leadership skills. Advanced problem-solving and project management skills.
About Newpark Mats and Integrated Services
WHY JOIN NEWPARK?One of Newpark’s Core Values is Excellence. It means we are committed to delivering value through performance, innovation and service quality and that commitment starts with YOU! Newpark is a place where you can challenge yourself in new and exciting ways and work in an environment that supports and values you. Here at Newpark we are committed to finding, developing, retaining, and rewarding the very best and providing an environment where our employees can grow both professionally and personally.WHO WE ARENewpark was founded in 1932 as a mining company in Park City, Utah and is now headquartered in The Woodlands,TX. We have grown into a global technology leader in not only the oil and gas market but many others as well. We are focused in 3 areas that include Fluids Systems, Mats & Integrated Services, and Industrial Minerals. We have a footprint in over 20 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific and we employ over 2,000 employees.WHAT WE DONewpark is changing the paradigm in the industries we serve, developing new ways to help customers drive operating efficiencies while working in harmony with the environment... and improving community relations.Newpark Fluids Systems provides value-added fluids solutions, products, and services to thousands of wells around the world.Excalibar Minerals is a quality processor and supplier of industrial minerals. Our main advantage over competitors is our ability to offer direct import capabilities to key geographic regions we work in.Newpark Mats & Integrated Services provides leading edge matting solutions and worksite construction services to diverse industry segments around the globe.WHAT WE VALUEWe maintain an unwavering commitment to act in accordance with our Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, and Accountability which ensure our customers receive the best products and services we can offer and that you experience a safe workplace where you can thrive:Integrity - Acting honestly, ethically, and responsibly in all aspects of our business.Respect - Dealing fairly and openly with employees, customers, suppliers and community.Excellence - Delivering value through performance, innovation and service quality.Accountability - Using good judgment and taking responsibility for our actions.