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Material Development Engineer 

Description Work on Advanced Material Development projects related to polymer/plastics, paint/coating, adhesive, and composites, for automotive and other industrial applications. Investigate new polymer material and technologies by networking with suppliers, attending conferences, trade journals, etc. Support in identifying and initiating new development in materials, technologies, products and applications. Conduct a preliminary business case study. Create project plan (timing, budget, resources, etc.) and manage project. Deliver projects based upon Inteva's needs, risk, business case, etc. Conduct project reviews according to development process and plan.  
Position Requirements Required:
• Minimum 3 year experience in polymer/plastics, paint/coating, adhesive, composites, applications.
• Knowledge and experience with polymer synthetic, modification, and compounding, and plastics production.
• Experience in working with suppliers and customers.
• Troubleshooting in polymer materials, manufacturing and applications.
• Knowledge and experience in material characterization test.
• Project management skills – must be able to handle complex projects.
• Strong computer skills, self-starter, and strong communication skills

• Familiar with Design of Experiment and statistics analysis.
• Experience / knowledge in plastic compounds design and manufacturing.
• Knowledge and experience in automotive and other polymer/plastic industries.
• Familiar with six sigma, and Design of Experiments.  
Education Requirement Bachelor degree in Polymer Material Science and Engineering, Organic Chemistry or relative fields required. Advanced degree(s) in Polymer Material Science and Engineering, Organic Chemistry or relative fields preferred.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Location Inteva Products, LLC - World Headquarters and Troy Technical Center  
Req Number ENG-13-00041  
About the Organization Inteva Products, LLC is a leading global supplier offering value-based innovation and environmentally friendly products that enhance quality and performance. Inteva serves original equipment manufacturers in six key markets: automotive, commercial vehicle, defense, marine, consumer and industrial. Focused on delivering high-value quality, on time and on budget, Inteva has global resources for engineering, manufacturing and customer service for Closure Systems, Interior Systems, Motors and Electronics, and Roof Systems. Inteva is focused on sustained global growth, providing excellent customer service and being a best place to work for employees. The company is headquartered in Troy, Michigan and employs over 10,000 people in 18 countries. For more information, please visit

*This position is open to qualified candidates who have work authorization for the listed locations. All candidates must have the on-going legal right to work within the country where the position is located.  

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