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Product Development Engineer


Lansing, MI, US, 48910

Req ID:  79468
Facility:  Lansing-130
Department:  APS Lansing Site
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain


Basic Function

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. Responsible for “cradle to grave” support of Polypropylene compounded resins for applications in  industries including electric vehicles, and non-automotive markets.  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.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage all activities involving existing PP Compounds and new product development (product design, scales-up, commercialization, quality plan, and product stewardship)
  • Develop new PP Compounds for target applications in areas of interest
  • Support commercialization of PP Compounds (quality, manufacturing, and OEM approvals)
  • Manage specific set of raw materials, work with raw material suppliers to expand product capabilities, develop best practice technologies and communicate with technology team.
  • Act as technical focal point at customer and OEM representing product and company
  • Follow HSE and safety guidelines
  • Address customer problems as related to materials


  • Bachelor's degree in areas including Polymers, Material science, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry is required.  MS or PhD degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 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.  
  • Understanding of polymer structure and property relationship
  • Knowledge and experience in polymer blending and/or compounding processes
  • Understanding of polymer and blend rheology and processing 
  • Understanding of injection molding required, extrusion, and thermoforming (vacuum forming) processes preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in polymer characterization methods and data interpretation
  • Understanding of polymer additives, reinforcements, and impact modifiers
  • Good computer skills, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis experience

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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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Nearest Major Market: Lansing

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