Application Engineer - Remote Position

Job Description

Application Engineer - Remote Work From Home Position

Job Summary:

Supports Sales and Product Development with respect to structure design, particularly in extrusion-based processes. Leads or assists with the development of new products through strong material science understanding. Acts as the technical liaison between the customer and Sales.

Job Duties:

  • Serve as application expert working collaboratively to drive the Product Line development strategy, based on market needs and technical capabilities
  • Lead successful completion of packaging development projects, including concept development, plant testing, determination of capital needs, preparing specifications, coordination/preparation of feasibility studies and product commercialization
  • Collaborate with R&D and Production Engineer to scale up new packaging structures and formats by leading and coordinating formulation development, and qualification trials
  • Provide technical leadership in designing and testing product specifications
  • Collaborate with procurement for material qualifications, and produces competitive analysis of materials comparing product with its key competitors
  • Partner with commercial team to provide pre-sales technical assistance and technical presentations at customers
  • Provide after sales support services by providing technical input to resolve quality complaints from plant and consumers
  • Create and carry out product training for both internal and distributor sales teams
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of technologies used in the packaging industry. Seek innovative packaging ideas
  • Constantly looks for new technology opportunities that will bring new business to the organization

Job Qualifications:

  • Must possess minimum Bachelor's degree, in Polymer /chemical engineering or polymer chemistry discipline with 5+ years of polymer processing in extrusion experience
  • New Product Qualification Experience Required
  • Experience building new product lines or entering new product categories desired
  • Must have experience working with customers to define new layer structures and product designs
  • Multi-layer extrusion experience required
  • Ability to clearly articulate the value of technology when talking with co-workers and customers
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, exceptional attention to detail and good follow-up skills
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner and work effectively cross functionally
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally, in writing, including presenting to customers
  • Willingness to work as team member or independently
  • Ability to travel up to 60%


Company Description
CEO Inc. is an award-winning, full-service search firm that centers on people and is committed to finding the right fit for our candidates and clients alike. For over 25 years CEO Inc. has successfully placed top professionals in Engineering, and Production roles within the manufacturing industry at both top-tier and growing companies.

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