Lubrizol Applications Development Engineer in Montmelo, Spain

Applications Development Engineer

Req ID: 23545

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale. With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent. To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Estane® Engineered Polymers at , Personal Care at , Home Care at , Lubrizol LifeSciences at , Performance Coatings at , and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems at .

Summary of Responsibilities:

The purpose of this role is to develop applications by leveraging technologies to create commercial value, through formulations, prototyping, processing and testing. Responsible for technical project management based upon business direction and segmentation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Build customer relationships and translate their requirements to project definitions / specifications

  • Own and develop structure property relationships

  • Lead and execute development of unique and differentiated products in the market segment

  • Lead new product development, create unique testing protocols, and simulate end-use performance

  • Utilize predictive modeling and statistical tools to accelerate development

  • Work collaboratively with other internal / external groups and apply scientific principles to extend performance understanding

  • Develop prototypes to meet unmet customer needs by using test methods and formulations

  • Understand and create data to support value propositions and customer value communications

  • Manage entire product life-cycle through the internal systems and customers

  • Engage in creative innovation

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Materials Science)

  • Industrial experience in polymer processing (extrusion, molding, etc.)

  • Customer experience: adapting products to customer needs

  • Fluent in English is a must

  • Create, analyze, interpret and report on projects with recommendations on next steps

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build professional relationships with customers

  • Strong drive for execution of results

  • High level of detail orientation

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Team working skills

  • Willing and able to travel to visit customers

The three sites of Lubrizol Spain (Sant Cugat, Montmelo and Gava) are located around the city of Barcelona at , capital of Catalonia (Spain). Located northwest of the Mediterranean sea, is arguably the most cosmopolitan, modern and economically active city in Spain and has a very ancient history, as we can see in its numerous Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance monuments, or in the archaeological remains of the Roman times. Barcelona, situated between the sea and the mountains, has been an important center of modernism, especially distinguished by the works of Antoni Gaudí, who together with his great contemporaries, has given the city an exciting new aspect that has set in the top of the painting, architecture and design worldwide. Since the 1992 Olympics Games, Barcelona has become a reference for b usine ss tourism , fairs and conferences, as well as one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe, to enjoy a very mild Mediterranean climate throughout year and have a very varied cultural, artistic and gastronomic; all complemented by the proximity to the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees mountains. Barcelona has been rated as the fifth best tourist destination in the world according to travel website TripAdvisor and "Travellers Choice Destination 2013" placed it in fourth place in the Top 25 European and number one in Spain.

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