Position Title:  Senior Process Technologist

Location: 

US

Job Category:  Research and Development
Shift:  Shift 1
Full Time / Part Time:  Full-Time
Job Level:  Individual Contributor
Approximate Travel:  25%
Job Description: 

Summary:

Responsible for defining and implementing the manufacturing process requirements for new product, new technologies and identifying solutions to optimize current assets to deliver improved safety, quality, capacity and cost performance. 

Essential Functions:

  • Familiarity with chemistries and manufacturing processes for elastomers (polyurethanes, silicones, PTFE, high performance polymer films & adhesives)  
  • Partners with R&D and commercial teams through the NPI Stage Gate process to proactively identify critical commercial operating criteria to ensure products can be manufactured safely and robustly at a commercial scale within the timeline criteria for commercialization
  • Facilitates the technology transfer from R&D for new products & new process technologies from bench scale to pilot line to plant trial to commercial scale validation.
  • Able to understand the total product cost and plant operating performance to identify potential solutions to improve capacity, yield, labor, raw materials, overall product cost through optimization of current manufacturing processes and partnering with R&D on new chemistries and manufacturing technologies 
  • Ensures that needed operating and design parameters are well defined and incorporated into the design specifications for major CapEx to support new manufacturing lines and debottlenecks. 
  • Has project experience with process development & design, with process simulation and ability to develop heat and material balance for various unit operations.     
  • Has experience with leading manufacturing plant start-ups and trials, partnering with operations to ensure any corrective actions for commercial production are efficiently addressed. 
  • Able to assist procurement and R&D to identify & qualify new raw material suppliers and 3rd party toller operations to supplement internal manufacturing needs.  

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Qualifications:

Required Education and Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience as an engineer in both R&D and manufacturing environment supporting NPI, engineering, quality, procurement. 
  • Demonstrated skills leading cross-functional teams: R&D, operations, engineering, commercial
  • Demonstrated skills in structured data-driven problem analysis and resolution 
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills Computer skills (MS Office).
  • Ability to work independently
  • Preferred experience with designed experimentation (DOE)
  • Preferred able to define business case, cost analysis, and financial justification for capital projects 
  • Preferred Working knowledge of business finance
Additional Qualification Details:  No additional requirement needed

Who We Are and What We Are All About:

Rogers Corporation makes tomorrow's innovations possible. Help build a cleaner, safer and more connected world with a career at Rogers, where we make tomorrow’s innovations possible. We rely on a talented workforce to develop our cutting edge, market-leading material technologies. Our global team develops innovative specialty materials and components that enable technology in a wide array of high-growth markets. Our customers expect high performance and reliability, so we are always looking for people who can improve processes, get results and represent a best-in-class organization. People are at the heart of all our operations, and we encourage our employees to act with integrity, creativity and excellence to help drive results worldwide.

Why Work for Rogers:

It is our commitment to get “Results, but Results the Right Way.” Rogers offers an exceptional work environment and a value-driven culture modeled by leadership. Employees have access to developmental opportunities as well as top-notch benefits and incentive programs. Come join a winning team!

Rogers Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

About Rogers Corporation:

At Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG), we're changing how the world uses technology. We are a global leader in materials technology and manufacturing, producing engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. With nearly 200 years of materials science and engineering experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable global Advanced Electronics Solutions and Elastomeric Material Solutions, as well as other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers enables the world’s leading innovators to achieve greater performance, speed to market and reliability through our renowned technical solutions support, problem-solving and application engineering capabilities. Rogers delivers market-leading solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification and alternative energy, sealing, vibration management, and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, industrial equipment and performance apparel, wireless infrastructure and automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.