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Yarn Development Engineer

Location: Southeast
Date: 9/13/2017

This is a multibillion dollar, international company that is very diversified from Fiber to Aerospace. Very well run company with great benefits and full relocation package. Competitive salary with Benefits. In their Textile Division they have a brand new opportunity for someone to lead and to work with a fast paced, dynamic team.

Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity. Lead application and product related research and development projects. You will initiate new product concepts and ideas and work collaboratively with marketing and end users to identify needs and develop innovative new products and design solutions. You will participate in the complete development life cycle and analyze current programs including performance, diagnosis and troubleshooting of issues and provide solutions.

• Develop new and improved analysis methods to support both existing and potential future products
• Apply your knowledge of design principles and engineering technique to development efforts
• Thrive in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities that require quick adaptation
• Be technical lead responsible for the development of yarn solutions for performance fabric applications
• Solve yarn development & manufacturing problems, develop cost efficiencies in yarns
• Work with equipment including yarn twisting and covering machines to develop new yarn structures with application specific target
• Partner with companion fiber suppliers to aid in yarn development
• Communicate/Visit/Collaborate with a network of raw material suppliers and development partners
• Partner with cross functional teams for both technical development and commercial development to support end customers
• Collaborate with internal stakeholders to support long and short term projects
• 50 Working with internal equipment or external customers on development of yarns
• 25 Managing new product projects; Project lead
• 25 Supporting existing customers; providing technical support

You Must Have:
• Must have had at least 5 years of work experience in yarn development and engineering in the performance fabrics industry
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Textiles Engineering, Textiles Technology or related field

Additional Qualifications:
• Hands on work experience on all High performance yarns including covering & twisting, texturizing of those yarns with companion yarns and utilizing & maintaining the equipment
• Expert in yarn engineering and/or yarn development with synthetic fibers such as: Aramid, HMPE, Nylon, Polyester, Elastomers
• Must be a problem solver who can support the fabric developers to design and engineer the appropriate yarns structures to support the business
• Should understand the twisting, covering equipment well enough in order to make appropriate machine modifications as required

Attributes/Skills Required:
• Strong problem-solving abilities with the ability to anticipate potential issues and suggest creative alternatives to overcome barriers
• Hands-on work ethic/mindset
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Superior time management and planning skills
• Excellent computer skills
• Ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities
• Able to travel up to 20% throughout the US
• Exempt Performance Materials and Technologies

• Some Travel Required
• Relocation Provided
• Continued Professional Development

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry. Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world

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    Senior Executive Recruiter

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    General Manager, Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles

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    Executive Search Consultant