Polymer Processing Engineer

Interface Polymers Ltd

This is a great opportunity to join the Interface Polymers team on our pioneering mission to become the global leader in compatibility and surface functionality solutions for the polyolefin industry. The team comprises well-established leaders from the polymer industry and technology start-up sector, together with world-class polymer research scientists. Together, they have the expertise, experience and power to drive the business towards its ambitious goals.

Joining Interface Polymers at this stage of our company’s growth will bring you many rewards and benefits:

  • You will become a valued and integral part of a driven, enterprising team.
  • Your creativity, flexibility and individual responsibility will be encouraged, recognised, and rewarded.
  • You will be given lots of opportunities to grow your career as the company develops.
  • You’ll be encouraged to learn new things, test ideas, and help shape the future of the business.
  • We are a company that believes in supporting our staff by providing the best resources, training opportunities and flexible working hours.
  • You will learn from true innovators.

We are looking for an adaptable, motivated, ‘can-do’ individual to join our team as a Polymer Processing Engineer to help us complete the processing, scale-up, testing and analysis required to prove our value propositions. This will require significant polymer processing experience and a desire to solve new challenges, combined with the capacity to contribute to the company’s longer-term goals.

The successful applicant will enjoy excellent remuneration and several benefits including company pension and staff share options.

Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references.

Interface Polymers Ltd values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Applicants should submit a brief letter of application via email to admin@interfacepolymers.com a current CV (2 page maximum) and evidence of right to work in the UK.

Applications close: 31st October 2017
Interview date: 8th and 9th November (Loughborough)
Start date: 2nd January 2018 (or sooner if possible)

Job Requirements


Minimum of 5 years industrial experience with good all-round polymer processing knowledge, to include:

  • Compounding
  • Injection moulding
  • Cast and blown film
  • Mechanical testing of plastics

The ability to analyse complex data sets and reduce multiple pieces of information into a concise message.

Academic qualification of a relevant higher national vocational diploma/certification.

Good communication skills with a variety of audiences from technical and non-technical backgrounds.

Good inter-personal and teamworking skills.

You must possess the following attributes:

Highly motivated, dynamic, proactive with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude along with good organizational skills.

The ability to collaborate with academic and industrial partners on multiple technical projects.


Bachelor’s degree in materials / polymer technology.

Experience of equipment procurement.

Knowledge of plastic additive types and their typical uses.

Experience of project planning, management and delivering against an agreed budget.

Knowledge of plastic film types, their uses and the analytical methods used to analyse them.

Experience of working in a start-up environment and developing products from low-middle TRL levels through to market launch and beyond.

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