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Polymer Packaging Modeling Engineer at Procter & Gamble

The selected individual will lead the development, initial application and deployment of new modeling capability in the area of thermoplastic packages. The initial focus is on developing best in class material models across a range of polymers. This material modeling capability will be leveraged globally for a broad range of packaging model applications (blow molding, parison / preform optimization, empty and full bottle interaction with packing lines, etc.)

Job Responsibilities

-This individual will become the lead technical resource from the Modeling & Simulation section interfacing with internal and external resources for material characterization and constitutive material model development.
-This individual will also play a key role connecting with external resources in the area of mechanics of polymeric materials.
The role will require significant innovation in computational approaches, experimentation, and practical application for complex material behavior.
-This role will be responsible, among other things, for the implementation of high fidelity material models to drive highly realistic and accurate simulations. The successful candidate for this role will also lead model validation work to insure the accuracy and robustness of the models that are developed.


-The candidate should have a strong background in solid mechanics and numerical methods. (PhD. in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Material Science Engineering, Civil Engineering or equivalent field.) Understanding of constitutive material models with experience in building/implementing user-defined constitutive material models into FEA codes would be a benefit. Previous experience with polymer processing is a plus.
-Experience with Numerical Methods in Structural Mechanics, including familiarity with concepts and tools for FEA analysis such as: ABAQUS and/or LS Dyna, CAD, and pre and post processing packages.
-Demonstrated ability to participate in/lead a diverse technical team, and to work through technical and organizational barriers. This role will have responsibilities for influencing and gaining leadership support, interfacing with research organizations & universities, consortiums, and software companies.
-Experience in mechanical test instrumentation and procedures, including designing and / or conducting mechanical testing and model validation. Ideally the successful candidate would have experience with polymeric materials. The ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team is required.

Procter & Gamble is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No immigration sponsorship is available for this position. Procter & Gamble does not sponsor candidates for permanent residency except in some areas that in Procter & Gamble's sole discretion require highly specialized backgrounds. Procter & Gamble participates in e-verify as required by law.

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