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Product Development Engineer - Adhesive Tape

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Franklin
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Franklin, KY Description: Our fortune 500 manufacturing client is currently seeking a Product Development Engineer with experience dealing with Adhesive Tape or possibly rubber processing. They would prefer someone with a Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Material Science degree, but experience dealing with pressure sensitive adhesives is the most important. To qualify you must have solid experience in product development or R&D for adhesives and a good familiarity with Statistical Analysis and design of experiments. This is a full time direct hire role and relocation assistance is being offered as well as competitive salary and benefits. This job will have the following responsibilities:

  • Follow established Design Control procedures for the development of new products and product variances.
  • Design experiments, execute trials, develop and interpret data and perform application testing developing new products to meet customer and market demands.
  • Run trials on the pilot and production lines using solvent, emulsion, hot melt, and rubber-based pressure sensitive adhesives and coatings.
  • Implement product development projects consistent with corporate objectives; assure that project objectives are met and completed on schedule.
  • Source, analyze and utilize new raw materials for product innovation and cost reductions.
  • Identify equipment and processing issues that affect processing, quality, and performance while working with cross-functional teams on problem resolution and implementation.
  • Preparation of finished good tape samples, operation, and understanding of various test equipment/methods, including application testing and data analysis for evaluation and presentation of new tape designs.
  • Implement technical documentation packages, including raw material specifications, product specifications, stability, and general technical data to support the introduction of new products.
  • Knowledge of ASTM standards and PSTC methods to support product testing when required. Qualifications & Requirements:
    • BS Degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Chemistry or related experience
    • Three plus years of experience in pressure sensitive adhesive tape, adhesive or release liner design, and manufacturing
    • Competence in the basic understanding of process control equipment and the interrelations of processing conditions versus final product performance
    • Competence in FTIR, DSC, peel adhesion, tack and shear testing, and other analytical techniques
    • General knowledge of chemistry, chemical compatibilities, safety protocols & experience working in a laboratory or pilot setting
    • Project Management experience required (PMP is a plus)
    • Knowledge in statistical methods and programs (SPC/DOE/MiniTab)
    • Proficiency with MS office to record and report data in a professional manner
    • Ability to travel as needed (limited) Contact: This job and many more are available through The Judge Group. Find us on the web at

Keywords: The Judge Group, Nashville , Product Development Engineer - Adhesive Tape, Engineering , Franklin, Tennessee

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