R&D Engineer Plastic Molding – Salt Lake City, Utah – 1281

1281 -R&D Engineer Plastic Molding  – Salt Lake City, Utah 

Our client is an expert and a world leader in the field of flooring solutions for a variety of markets (sports, healthcare, retirement homes, retail, industry, education, social housing, offices…). The company is eco-responsible and has set the highest standards when it comes to environmental quality, using recycled materials across all its product lines.  Headquartered in Europe, the company is growing at a fast pace in the US.

The purpose of this position:

The R&D Engineer Plastic Molding contributes to the sales growth and profitability of the brand by participating in the design, elaboration and validation of new sport related products. This position also implements processes, engineering methods and simulation tools in the field of polymer processing and their behavior, accelerates and secures development projects, insures product qualification plans, creates and validates new parts made in PP mainly. This position also models injection molds and material behavior during processing, models behavior of finished material and communicates efficiently and collaborates with other group departments on an international level.

Technical Leader in the field of Plastic injection molding and simulation, by finite elements for material processing and finished products behavior.

The main responsibilities will be:

  1. Design / dimension / validate new products
  • Teamwork with HQ Product development and Lab
  • Generate calculations in order to properly dimension tooling
  • Completely design new products validating conformity with specifications
  • Insure robustness of the product through field tests representing real future use of it
  • Propose new designs based on Mechanical resistance needs (part-related or assembly of parts) and thermo-chemical resistance and stability (thermal resistance and/or outdoor- weathering)
  • Characterize the product with testing equipment locally but also with external partners
  • Simplify technical data in order to communicate adequately to marketing teams
  • Present results and elaborate reports with the proper argumentation in relation to Product Developers
  1. Manage an expertise network related to plastic injection on group level Participate and comply with HSE regulations
  2. Manage and lead projects
  • Manage Projects following Gerflor processes and procedures for topics selected by the project Committee
  • Presentation of projects during Project committees and Technical Validation Committees
  • Responsible for deliverables related to QCT (Quality Cost Time) • Lead productivity improvement projects and corrective initiatives
  • Manage work and projects performed by interns


  • Engineering degree in Plastic Molding
  • Knowledgeable about finite elements, calculation & simulation; Polymer processing, Plastic injection molding, mechanical, thermal and aging behaviors of polymer, material resistance and structure of polymers, polymer materials and relations between structures / properties, Polymer rheology
  • Experience using tools such as Paltran, Ansys, Catia, Abaqus, or Solidworks to design parts
  • Adaptable and proactive
  • Self-driven, creative, scientifically curious outside the field of expertise
  • Reliable, disciplined and structured
  • Able to collaborate efficiently with Technical departments and marketing inside and outside the company

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