Engineer III - Product Engineering (Polymers)

Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Fridley – Minnesota, US, 55421

Company: Heraeus

Engineer III - Product Engineering (Polymers)
Location Fridley – Minnesota
Full Time

Together we improve lives. At Heraeus Medical Components, we leverage our breadth of expertise in material science, leading-edge technologies, and supply chain excellence to build sustainable and successful partnerships with medical device OEMs. As a result, the work we do is felt and trusted by our partners and the patients who rely on them for life-saving and life-changing medical devices.

As a global company with 10 locations worldwide, we are committed to the growth of our teams and sites. Our vision is to improve 100 million lives each year, and to accomplish our vision, we have built a culture of curiosity that thrives on challenge, continuous learning, and the opportunity to take risks and try new things. Good ideas are celebrated here, so join us as we act boldly, think openly, work thoughtfully, and with our partners, improve patient lives worldwide.

Heraeus Medical Components is part of the Heraeus Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 listed portfolio company. The group’s roots go back to a family pharmacy started in 1660. Today, the Heraeus group includes businesses in the environmental, electronics, health and industrial applications sectors. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and holds a leading position in its global markets.


The following challenges await you:

  • Apply and improve processes such as material selection and material processing validation, and 7-step problem solving.
  • Establish the tools and techniques for material characterization, material testing, non-destructive testing, mechanical and physical properties measurement, simulation and statistical data analysis which are required to enable higher quality decision making.
  • Assist in investigation of material and material processing problems, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results.
  • Prioritize and Lead trials with new materials, processes, and Design of Experiments.
  • Scale up new extruded products, with involvement in tooling, material selection and material development.
  • Select polymer formulations to better suit requirements of established and new extruded products.
  • Assist in  optimization of the extrusion process from design to product launch and continual improvement
  • Work with the plant team to document process requirements and parameters to assure equipment and work cell team are capable of commercial production.
  • Assist in  Implementation of SOP’s (standard operating procedures) Includes standardized work, workplace organization, quality, and process specifications for extrusion and material selection.
  • Coordinate all applicable product testing verification and ongoing validation to meet product specifications as well as comply with applicable local and governmental regulations.
  • Assist in making decisions in the areas of material and material processing selection and development, qualification, and inspection that impact product quality, reliability, durability, and capability.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Chemistry, Plastics Engineering, or other relevant degree required. Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of functional and hands-on process engineering experience within polymer extrusion processes such as sheet, cast film, profile, pipe, decking, fence.
  • Experience setting up SOPs
  • Experience selecting polymer formulations
  • Experience testing polymer materials to ensure they meet specifications



Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis