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Textile & Foam Specialist in Winchester, VA at Continental

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

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Job Description

Continental - Winchester has a great career opportunity for Textile & Foam Specialist. This R&D position will be responsible for composites with textiles and foams including constructions based on coated fabrics as well as films and foam film laminates in the American market for automotive and fashion application:

• Creates and qualifies product designs and specifications in conjunction strategically defined projects, with R&D leaders and Sales, Engineering, Purchasing
• Transfers qualities of textiles and foams from other regions to Americas
• Works closely with Purchasing to develop supplier’s capabilities to produce textile and foam products that meet specifications
• Becomes the technical expert in the basic properties and production processes for textiles and foams
• Manages the effective use of external testing facilities and data analysis.
• Manages analytical and competitive product analysis in order to benchmark Continental - Winchester product performance against competitive products in the marketplace and determine best in class attributes.
• Communicates with colleagues at all of levels within the Organization
• Work with outside non-technical and technical resources and lead the investigation of the root causes of product and/or process issues.
• Participate in additional duties as required

Required Qualifications and Skills
• A Bachelor’s degree in textile engineering, polymer science, materials science with emphasis on textiles and foams
• Experience with textile fabrication processes
• Experience with testing textiles and foams
• 0 to 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
• Effective communication of applicable information must be demonstrated at all levels of the organization.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct and document research projects.
• Experience with statistical analysis
• Ability to work with cross-functional teams both internally and externally
• Ability to work as a team member and team leader
• Proficient in MS Office applications