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Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. Our purpose—we bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress—is a call to go beyond, to reinvent future forms of progress and create sustainable shared value for all through the power of science. In a world facing an ever-growing population and quest for resources, we aim to be the driving force triggering the next breakthroughs to enable humanity to advance while protecting the planet we all share.

We bond with customers and partners to address today and tomorrow’s megatrends. As a global leader in Materials, Chemicals and Solutions, Solvay brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, water and air treatment, to solve critical industrial, social and environmental challenges. You can count on our innovative solutions to contribute to safer, cleaner and more sustainable future.

Role Overview

We are looking for:

  • The Application Development Labs (ADL) organization within Solvay Materials R&I drives growth by empowering our frontline commercial teams and the R&I Product Development organization. ADL’s mission is to develop solutions for our customers by creating a collaborative environment around dedicated application competencies, such as prototyping & testing, advanced melt processing, and virtual engineering. The goal of the ADL Electrification Global Initiative and the E-motor Application Development Team is to accelerate collaborative innovation on a global scale, enhancing the end-to-end customer experience and delivering high-performance materials solutions that are essential to the electrification revolution.
  • Solvay Materials is looking for a highly-motivated engineer or scientist to lead technology programs targeted at delivering materials solutions for e-motor applications. The ideal candidate will have a high level of technical expertise in the design and analysis of motors for electric vehicles (EV’s), and a track record of leading high-visibility research and innovation (R&I) projects. Good knowledge of high-performance polymers and polymer processing (extrusion, injection molding, and compounding) is a plus. The role requires close collaboration with cross-functional and geographically-dispersed teams, and effective communication of technical concepts both internally and with customers.

We count on you for:

  • Provide holistic and strategic technology leadership over the development of electrical traction motor applications for high-performance polymers, compounds, and composites.
  • Drive an enhanced end-to-end customer experience, from identification of new development opportunities, to application testing and prototyping, to commercialization of new applications.
  • Define technology roadmaps for new products and solutions for the e-motor market.
  • Coordinate with regional and global application development teams to implement and leverage strategic testing capabilities for e-motor applications. Accelerate product innovation and customer technical support by facilitating the generation of key application data.
  • Lead efforts to develop and employ critical prototyping and processing capabilities for e-motor applications.
  • Manage and support critical R&I programs and product development efforts for e-motor applications, ensuring successful execution of the electrification innovation strategy.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership in regionally-diverse and cross-functional teams. Collaborate closely with R&I scientists, application engineers, technical support engineers, market managers, and sales professionals to track progress and deliver on goals for technology programs focused on key e-motor components like magnet wires and slot insulation.
  • Support market managers in conducting market segmentation, analysis, and competitor positioning according to key technical parameters and pricing.
  • Partner with technical support engineers to extract and analyze the voice of the customer, and to build a technical understanding of OEM material selections. Support sales activities by providing customer-facing teams with data, insights, and technical case studies.
  • Engage regularly in technical presentations and direct dialogue with key customers.
  • This role involves both global engagement and regional focus.

You will bring:

M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer/Plastics Engineering, or a related field.
Strong technical expertise in design and analysis of e-motors for electric vehicles, including a demonstrated understanding of polymer materials and components for electrical traction motor technology.
Experience leading high-visibility R&I programs from concept to commercialization in a corporate setting.
Demonstrated ability to influence and lead technical developments in a global, cross-functional context, outside of formal reporting structures.
Experience developing applications for high-performance polymers and delivering innovative materials technology solutions for customers.
Basic understanding of polymer processing technologies like injection molding, extrusion, coating operations, etc.

You will get:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 16 weeks of maternity/paternity and co-parenting leave
  • Free language courses (24 languages available)
  • Additional local benefits

Additional information:

  • Location(s): Open to remote work from any location globally, with a preference for proximity either to EV manufacturing centers in Germany, USA, or Japan, or to one of Solvay's Application Development technical centers in the following areas:
    • Alpharetta, GA, USA
    • Bollate, Italy
    • Shanghai, China
    • Fuji, Japan
  • Travel up to 20% of the time
  • Remote working
  • Sensitive role
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  • Posting Date:
    11th May 2022
  • Valid through:
    11th Jun 2022
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