Engineering recruitment firm seeks a Polymer Materials Engineer

Kappa Search, Inc. is a leading technical recruiting firm specializing in permanent direct-hire placement of engineering and engineering management professionals. We are currently partnering with a national, multiple facility manufacturing company that is looking to hire a Senior Polymer Materials Engineer in the Oak Brook, IL area. The company is a market leading manufacturer of electro-mechanical devices. This is an excellent opportunity to go to work for a growing, market leading company that offers a top-end pay and benefits along with strong career growth potential.


  • Be able to meet manufacturing, cost, product and quality goals
  • Research and improve plastic materials and processes in order to help increase productivity, bring down product costs, and increase quality
  • Write detailed technical reports and assisting engineering, manufacturing, quality  and other teams in trouble shooting exist problems
  • Work cross-functionally and report failure analyses to engineering, quality, and manufacturing teams
  • Design and execute laboratory experiments to support material design concepts or approaches for manufacturing


  • Minimum: Bachelors of Science in Polymers Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, or Chemistry
  • 7+ years of Plastic Materials Engineering
  • 5+ years of Root Cause Analyses of plastic components (Lean Six Sigma Experience)
  • 7+ years of Management Experience
  • Understanding of Injection Molding Processes
  • CAD Experience