Current Openings



Reports to the GM.


  • The R&D Manger is responsible for providing technical leadership to drive innovation process and research and development activities. The R&D Manager will also support the sales, marketing, and manufacturing operation with the focus on materials and product development, equipment selection for new products, technical services to the customer with applications and technical support.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct the Research and Development (R&D), from new product proposal to commercialization
  • Drive accountability, consistency, quality, and process standardization across all phases of research and development.
  • In accordance with company objectives develop and monitor research plans and budgets for R&D projects, ensuring projects are completed on time and within cost objectives.
  • Technical Support for products and applications
  • Drive and integrate the new product development to manufacturing.
    • Maintain the role of product development for the existing products and new products
    • Materials and Additives research and develop for existing and new products.
    • Process development of new product.
  • Drive the new product/equipment developed through the stage gate process.
  • Technical service and support for internal manufacturing and external customer product and problem solving.
  • Market product research
  • Develop, drive and maintain the product specifications
  • Maintain the testing lab equipment and expand technical and laboratory capabilities
  • Drive all technical inquiries from internal CSR and direct customer
  • Maintain the existing related memberships, certifications and listings
  • Technical training for manufacturing operations and customers where required

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • A strong background in plastics processing and material science is desirable.
  • Organizational skills, drive for results, and extremely high levels of personal accountability are required
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing, planning, and presentation skills are required.
  • Experience in lean manufacturing principles such as Six-Sigma, 5 Why, or other problem-solving disciplines is preferred.
  • Preferred experience also includes manufacturing or research experience in thermoplastic processing, plastics additives, plastics recycling processes, chemical manufacturing or similar
  • Ability to use statistical techniques for process improvement
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Suite (Excel, Access)
  • Extensive management experience
  • Excellent communicator both verbally and written
  • Highly detail-oriented

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Required Education and Experience




Northeast PA

Full stack.  Python and/or PHP experience.

Great company & working environment.


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Updated 10-14-19