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Research And Development Engineer

Company: Crane Composites
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Research & Development Engineer
Reports To: Research & Development Director

Position Summary
The Research & Development Engineer supports the development and commercialization of a wide variety of composite materials and processes to drive new profitable business growth by working closely with others internally in the Research and Development Center and Business Units and externally with vendors, customers, and potential customers.

Responsibilities and Duties
- Lead launch of new products any of Crane Composites four manufacturing facilities
- Lead or support one or more research and development projects
- Complete technical reports with analysis and findings
- Establish relationships with customers to capture VOC and product application insight
- Stay abreast of the state of the art in the composites industry to seek out new materials, ideas, and concepts.

Qualifications and Competencies
Minimum of 5 years of experience with materials development, composites, project leadership
BS in Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or other suitable technical field required, advanced degree (including PhD) preferred.
Extensive hands-on experience with mechanical testing and properties of materials
Experience with composites manufacturing preferred, including but not limited to: open molding and close molding, pultrusion, extrusion, injection molding, compression molding
Formulation and compounding with a wide variety of materials, including but not limited to:
resins, thermoplastics, fibers, films and coatings, nanocomposites, composites additives, "Green" materials and processes including recycling
Experience with commercial continuous manufacturing processes
Experience with Matlab, Python, R, or other programming tools
Development of intellectual property
Desirable technical skills other than strong polymer chemistry skills include: analytical instrumentation, statistics, including design of experiment, mathematical modeling methods, including finite element analysis

Company Summary
Crane Composites Inc., a subsidiary of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), is the world's leading provider of fiber-reinforced composite materials. We manufacture fiberglass-reinforced plastic ("FRP") panels and coils used primarily in the manufacturing of recreational vehicles, truck bodies, and truck trailers, with additional applications in commercial and industrial buildings.
Since 1954, Crane has continued to pioneer numerous patented technologies for industrial and commercial product applications and have built a proven reputation for industry leadership by partnering with customers and suppliers to deliver advanced, industry-leading solutions.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce representative of the communities where we are located. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Crane Composites, Bolingbrook , Research And Development Engineer, Engineering , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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