Applications Development Engineer I
Beaverton, MI 
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Job Description

Position description

New Business project responsibility from costing to feasibility signoff. Promotes a safe working environment, complies with proper use of PPE, reports incidents, and participates in functional department safety meetings. Exhibits good environmental practices and procedures consistent with job(s) performed and EMS (Environmental Management System) requirements.

Responsible for total project management of new business projects which include: part costing, tool quoting, material specifications, product testing, prototype development, processing of new tools, testing standards, writing capital requisitions for equipment and providing direct contact with customers. Work with equipment suppliers to ensure compliance with equipment specifications, MIOSHA requirements and delivery schedules. Take ownership of tool preventive maintenance specifications and management of troubleshooting activities and defect analysis and reduction until completion of IOQ of new products. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Responsible for the success of all new business. Travel as required to perform the objectives and end results of the function. Perform other related duties as may be reasonably assigned in the course of business.

  • Bachelor'sdegree in Mechanical, Chemical, Plastics, or Packaging Engineering or equivalent required.
  • 3-5 years experience molding and/or extrusion of silicone, rubber polymers required.
  • 2+ years of applications engineering product development experience in a manufacturing environment. Working knowledge of mold (LIM, Transfer, Injection, Compression) and extrusion die design, function and construction required.
  • Strong mechanical design skills.
  • Proficient in use of computers and spreadsheet software with experience with MRP systems.CAD experience with Autocad or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of mold (LIM, Transfer, Injection, Compression) and extrusion die design, function and construction.
  • Must be team player with all levels and departments. Able to work closely with Sales, Manufacturing and Customers regarding Medical, BioPharmaceutical and Industrial silicone products and applications.
  • Good analytical, problem solving, project management skills, strong communication, team building and organizational skills.
  • Must be aware of the Quality Policy Statement.
Additional Requirements
  • Cost estimation and development of new products per customer need and regulatory requirement.
  • Design new processes and process enhancements for new products. Plan projects, lead project team.
  • Acquisition and implementation of equipment, selection and validation of suppliers and raw materials.
  • Train team members and improve process efficiency
Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain's innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world's leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life's critical moments.

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we've learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you're empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we'll create a better life.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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