Company: Rogers Corporation
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: September 16, 2023
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Rogers Corporation is looking for a talented individual to join the
Research and Development Team in our Carol Stream, IL facility. The
role is responsible for commissioning, starting up and leading the
operation of a newly constructed pilot line that will support new
product and process development of silicone elastomeric materials.
These materials find applications in a wide range of high-growth
markets such as automotive, aerospace, general industrial,
transportation. This individual will be an integral part of and
will work closely with a talented and highly skilled team of
R&D engineers and process technicians dedicated to the
operation of the pilot line. The role is responsible for leading
the pilot line operation in a safe and efficient manner and for
implementing improvements to expand and improve our technology
Provide leadership and ensure safe operation of all aspects for the
pilot line operation
Actively participate in technical discussions and brainstorming
with R&D engineers in developing product and process
Assist in scale up of new materials and products, and support
technology transfer from pilot plant to manufacturing process.
Develop and test new process ideas to improve and expand our
process technology capabilities.
Work with inside resources and outside vendors and tollers and
conduct process trials to test feasibility of new concepts.
Responsible for all daily operational aspects of the pilot line and
troubleshoot issues as they arise.
Assist in root cause investigations of R&D and
Participate in cross-functional teams with R&D, Operations,
Process Engineering, Maintenance and EH&S to execute projects,
resolve issues and communicate progress toward common goals.
Maintain clean, organized and safe workspace using best engineering
Write working procedures, train pilot plant personnel, maintain
inventory and production and maintenance schedule.
Other duties as assignedQualifications:
A 4-year degree in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical
3-5 years prior industrial experience
Experience in working in a pilot plant is a plus.
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation
Demonstrated understanding and application of technical knowledge
in unit operations such as mixing, particle dispersion, polymer
processing, chemical reactors, web conversion processes
Familiarity with process control systems
Ability and interest to learn quickly and develop new skills
Experience and ability to work with cross-functional development
Computer and analytical skills (MS Office, internet searches,
Experience in statistical data analysis
Strong organizational skills as applied to maintaining electronic
databases and files
Self-starter and able to work with minimal support
Attention to detail and ability to recognize inconsistent or
unexpected results or equipment function and proactively address
procedures to resolve
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