Engineer II


Farwell, MI, US, 48622

Country/Region:  United States
Job Function:  Engineering
Requisition ID:  33888
Employment Type:  Salary


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  As a member of the Engineering Team, the Engineer II will be responsible for performing applied research, development, and optimization of new foam formulations and manufacturing processes; perform material testing, and product development ranging from initial phases to plant production development. Provides technical service and support to Lear sales and production staff.


The Role:

 Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Develop formulations of polyurethane polymers and chemicals to meet specific end use and processing requirements.
  • Conduct evaluations of polyurethane raw materials.
  • Characterize polyurethane polymer materials and articles produced from the polymer materials.
  • Compute batch calculations and build lab scale batches of polyurethane systems.
  • Perform initial screening and quality control analysis of formulations using both reaction profile testing and chemical analysis procedures.
  •  Manufacture test specimens and/or prototype “finished products” for demonstration purposes with high- and low-pressure foam dispensing equipment.
  •  Assess the latitude and optimal values for processing parameters of polyurethane system products.
  •  Perform physical testing of polyurethane polymer articles and test specimens in accordance with a broad range of test protocols specified by ASTM or other industry organizations.
  •  Develop and design procedures to both evaluate polyurethane formulations and monitor their production consistency.
  •  Assist in the development and design of procedures and conditions to manufacture polyurethane formulations.
  •  Record pertinent research and development in logbooks and other documents. Draft research and development communications periodically as needed.
  •  Work with suppliers to complete competitive analysis between different chemical groups.
  •  Develop and optimize foam manufacturing processes to improve efficiency and quality.
  •  Collaborate with cross-functional teams to troubleshoot production issues and implement solutions.
  •  Analyze data and performance metrics to identify opportunities for process improvement.
  •  Stay current with industry trends and advancements in foam production technology.
  •  Procure laboratory equipment and materials required to complete assigned projects.
  •  Provide basic routine maintenance and engineering for laboratory processing equipment and testing apparatus as needed.
  •   Assist corporate tooling engineering staff in the design and engineering of tools required to complete assigned projects.
  •   Assist in routine laboratory housekeeping chores and laboratory support duties.
  •   Provide customers and clients with technical bulletins, material safety data sheets and other written     documents that are pertinent to assigned projects.
  •   Periodically provide technical support to the sales staff and plant manufactures and quality assurance staff on assigned projects.
  •   Present and share current ideas and projects with the Lear Global Engineering team monthly.
  •  Provide support and knowledge to the Polyurethane Systems Team and assist in identifying, preventing, and solving current obstacles.

Your Qualifications:

  •  Master’s or Bachelor’s Chemical Engineering Degree.
  •  2+ Years’ Experience in Manufacturing Chemical Engineering.
  •  Right-to-Know/Hazardous Communication.


Bonus If You Have:

  •   Knowledge and understanding of polyurethane chemistry and familiarity with polyurethane processing.
  •   Knowledge of industry regulations and safety standards.
  •   Manufacturing and Automotive Experience.



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

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Nearest Major Market: Saginaw