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Product Development Engineer


Lansing, MI, US, 48910

Req ID:  77097
Facility:  Lansing-130
Department:  APS Lansing Site
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

Responsible for “cradle to grave” support of Polypropylene compounded resins for applications in  industries including electronic and electric, consumer, agricultural, and building industries.  Key skills include:  problem solving, communication, supplier/raw material developments, organization ability, multitasking, and responsiveness. Candidate must have ability to relate fundamental polymer or mechanical concepts to resolve material related problems.

Develop and support all technical activities related to creation and approval of PP Compounds for applications in areas including electronic and electric, consumer, agricultural, and building industries.  

Roles & Responsibilities

Main Job accountabilities:
- Manage all activities involving existing PP Compounds and new product development (product design, scales-up, commercialization, quality plan, and product stewardship)

  1. Develop new PP Compounds for target applications in areas of interest
  2. Support commercialization of PP Compounds (quality, manufacturing, and OEM approvals)
  3. Manage specific set of raw materials, work with raw material suppliers to expand product capabilities, develop best practice technologies and communicate with technology team.
  4. Act as technical focal point at customer and OEM representing product and company
  5. Follow HSE and safety guidelines
  6. Address customer problems as related to materials

Min. Qualifications

Education:  Minimum requirement is a Bachelor degree in areas including Polymers, Material science, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry.  MS or PhD degree is preferred.
Experience:  at least five years working experience with Polymers or Polymer Compound development and/or support preferably in the non-automotive markets with a solid understanding of market needs and product approval processes or Industry quality systems and procedures.  

Preferred Qualifications

Required experience

  1. Understanding of polymer structure and property relationship
  2. Knowledge and experience in polymer blending and/or compounding processes
  3. Understanding of polymer and blend rheology and processing
  4. Understand of extrusion, injection molding, and thermoforming (vacuum forming) processes
  5. Knowledge and experience in polymer characterization methods and data interpretation
  6. Understanding of polymer additive
  7. Understanding of polymer reinforcements
  8. Understanding of polymer impact modifiers
  9. Good computer skills, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis experience




Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Lansing

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