Application Development Engineer (ADE)

About the role

Location: USA - Other location

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent





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Application Development Engineer (ADE)

Job description
Role Purpose: This position is a key project/program development role within the Borealis NA Automotive Business team. The Application Development Engineer (ADE) will have accountability for managing current and future development programs and opportunities at key OEM (original equipment manufacturer), Tier I and Tier II customers (system integrators and custom molders).
Area of responsibility
•    Developing and executing key developmental programs consistent with the One PO Business strategy at selected key OEM and Tier I & II accounts
•    Providing technical support and trouble shooting expertise for injection molding tooling and processing issues and Tier I & II customers for both new project launch and current production programs.
•    Developing and managing key customer relationships as well as broadening the number of key customers
•    Developing new business opportunities for new polymer products consistent with the business plan, i.e. program management
•    Solving customer problems as they relate to Borealis materials and responding quickly to be at the customer to resolve production problems with Borealis products, and offer Borealis solutions to problems with competitive products
•    Understanding and communicating customer needs and market/industry trends to the Account Manager and the Polymers Business
•    Managing complex business strategies, new product offerings and coordinating engineering activities with select customers
•    Conducting customer product evaluations
•    Interfacing new product developments with the customer and positioning Borealis materials as the products of choice by key customers
•    Monitoring and understanding the competitive situation at key customers and coordinating counter measures with Account Manager and Product Development
•    Obtaining material approval to automotive specifications
•    Meeting or exceeding project targets and individual performance goals
•    The Application Development Engineer will be a member of the NA Automotive Business Team that consists of teams of Account Managers and Application Development Engineers/Managers. These teams will work together in conjunction with Product Development to qualify Borealis materials (i.e. PP and TPO) to current and future automotive specifications, to obtain approval of Borealis materials to these specifications, and to generate value sales opportunities.
•    The ADE will often times be assigned as a member of key customer project/program teams and will represent Borealis at customer program team meeting
•    Prompt response to customer requests
•    Improve commercial position by developing close customer relationship
•    Understanding unmet needs, and their value, be developing a network of connections across the OEM business stream and having frequent interactions
•    Promoting Borealis at the OEM
•    The key interfaces are with the NA Automotive Business Team, Product Development, Customer Service and Manufactuiring

About you

•    BS/BA Degree (chemical, plastics, or mechanical engineering)
•    Mastery Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
•    5+ years of direct industry experience in TPO injection molding, tooling, and finishing technical engineering support
•    Excellent planning and organizational skills, good communication skills (both written and verbal)
•    Proven history of project management (i.e. delivery of results)
•    Must be a self-starter and understand the "Value Proposition," technically competent to provide engineering support for customer projects
•    Knowledge of the automotive and plastics industry, with:
•    demonstrated accomplishments of key program management (automotive and plastics industry)
•    solid level network of industry contacts 
•    knowledge of polypropylene, TPO, and competitive plastics
•    engineering experience in part design and material recommendations
•    knowledge of tool design
•    solid knowledge of the injection molding process and other plastic processes
•    able to conduct molding evaluations
•    knowledge of Moldflow and CAD (computer aided design) technology

About Borealis and our offer

We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Marc Kochan, Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.

Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint. | |


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