Our client is a global world class manufacturer of performance chemicals serving sectors as diverse as aviation, coatings, automotive, plastics, electronics, energy and telecommunications. They operate 45 manufacturing and lab sites and sell products into over 130 countries. Group turnover is in excess of $6 billion.
Our client is seeking a Tribology Engineer to join their growing performance lubricants team. This position will report directly to the Global Technology Manager at one of their Wilmington, DE area locations.
The position of Tribology Engineer will work closely with the technical, application and commercial teams to be a point of expertise providing input into the R&D and application development programs in the Performance Lubricants business.
More specifically the person will be in charge of directing and evaluating work in the Performance Lubricants Tribology Lab. This is a highly visible, key global role with direct responsibility to help grow the performance lubricants business.
Be a global technical and scientific lead for the business in the area of tribology and be the go-to expert in this area
Provide guidance and support to the application development engineers
Work closely with the marketing, sales, application development, and business teams
Work with current and prospective customers to continually improve product performance
Be the visible company tribology expert both internally and externally
Lead specific programs through the technical service laboratories
Work with academic research groups to lead new developments in lubricants.
MS degree in Engineering or related field with experience in tribology. PhD would be an advantage, with published papers in the field of tribology
Deep and practical understanding of tribology and testing methods
Hands-on practical experience with heavy equipment, automotive, or tribology testing equipment
In depth understanding of friction, wear, and the function of lubricants in field use or hands on maintenance experience
First class project management skills
Excellent leadership, team building, influencing and communication skills