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Chemical Engineer

Location: LEES SUMMIT, MO, United States
Job Family : Engineering
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Sep 11, 2020
Job ID: 17938

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Parker Performance Materials is headquartered in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Powered by a team of experienced technical experts, the Performance Materials division specializes in ePTFE, electret and meltblown technologies. With more than two decades of engineering and manufacturing experience, our innovative team works closely with customers to solve their most critical challenges. Our product portfolio includes a broad range of specialized microfiltration and venting solutions, permeable waterproof membrane technology, and specialty nonwoven media. With superior performance, Performance Materials’ products are trusted for the most challenging air filtration and apparel applications. We have an opportunity for a Chemical Engineer with expertise in material science to join our team in Lee’s Summit. As a chemical engineer with us, you will work with a team of top engineers, scientists and technicians to create innovations, streamline and troubleshoot existing processes and ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations. We are looking for candidates with a strong drive for knowledge and improvement, who are always striving to make improvements. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this role will provide the opportunity for you to make a positive impact very quickly.

• Drive technological innovation by creating and implementing goal-oriented plans for all stages of research on new and existing products and processes • Identify customers’ requirement (technical / products problems, execution issues) and bring effective solutions • Improve manufacturing processes by performing comprehensive evaluation of processes, materials and equipment and identifying areas and methods of improvement • Ensure consistent high quality of product by regularly inspecting and monitoring production processes to determine optimal order and method of operations • Test components of new processes in laboratory setting, and design pilot projects for next step of small-scale testing; supervise initial processes and make necessary adjustments • Provide direction to laboratory technicians and other personnel in conducting research and testing, placing and adjusting equipment and implementing process changes • Stay current with applicable laws and regulations to ensure continuous compliance; develop safety and operational protocols for manufacturing processes • Support internal and external customers, and suppliers as required • Prepare invention disclosures to protect technology that gives the business a competitive advantage, as well as protecting the intellectual property rights of the company

• Able to work across several departments within the company, to anticipate and provide expertise in all manner of data and reporting capability. • Strong technical and functional skills. Anticipates and solves problems. Continuous Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or Material Science plus 3+ years of experience in manufacturing industry • Problem analysis and resolution skills • Proficient use of computers including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) • Experience with enterprise systems (such as Oracle) a plus • Able to work in an autonomous environment and capable of prioritizing work to match area needs and company strategy • improvement driven • Strong initiative and eagerness to contribute and initiate programs that help achieve business and plant objectives • Places value on achieving high levels of trust and mutual respect with others • Interest in continued learning and keeping up with technological developments in area of expertise

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions. (“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and
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