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Sr. Engineer-Technical Service & Development in US - Longview, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

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Job Description


  • Maintains joint ownership of major account plans, with sales partner(s), leads product development activities, and conducts quarterly technical reviews with national account's technical/management teams.
  • Follows through customer complaint program to ultimate conclusion with manufacturing, sales and/or distribution and customer.
  • Provides technical support to Westlake manufacturing and technology.
  • Conducts internal evaluations of commercial and experimental products.
  • Establishes and maintains finished Westlake Polyethylene product specifications.
  • Supports laboratory functions on an as needed basis.
  • Investigates, resolves, and documents quality complaints, to it's ultimate conclusion, in an equitable manner beneficial to company and customer.
  • Leads cross functional product teams to solve product issues via manufacturing or technology solutions.
  • Prepares and conducts technical training for Westlake sales representative and strategic customers.  Prepares White Paper reports for industry associations.
  • Looks across entire product grade slate with regards to understanding key polyolefin markets competition landscape.
  • Assists management with special projects, as assigned.
  • Leads assigned product stewardship team(s) to ensure Westlake Polyethylene products meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Participates in and represents Westlake's interest in industry trade and technical associations such as SPI, SPE, ASTM, TAPPI, and NFPA.
  • Consults with customers regarding process equipment, industry practice, and analytical procedures.
  • Works on promotional messaging with marketing with regards to product properties and technical capabilities.

Minimum and Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's of Science Degree in Engineering is required.  Must have a minimum of eight years of progressive experience with polyolefins in technical service, production/process, application/packaging development, or research and development functions.  Polyethylene experience is desired.  Marketing/product development experience is preferred.

Up to 50% travel (domestic and international) is required.


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