PACKAGING MATERIALS ENGINEER CONSULTANT, OCEANIUM

Oceanium is a bio-tech, social impact start-up focused on developing sustainable packaging from bio- materials. Based in Oban Scotland with an office in London, Oceanium is seeking an experienced Packaging Materials Consultant in the area of fiber-based materials, plastics, inks, and coatings to provide input and expertise during the R & D, pilot phase with potential to transition to full-time management position.

Packaging Materials Engineer Consultant

PT Consultant with potential for full-time position, 2 – 3 days week for R & D phase

Start Date: January 2019

Interested in pushing the boundaries of materials and engineering whilst mitigating climate change? Are you driven and entrepreneurial – willing to take a risk in order to achieve professional and personal goals whilst helping to solve urgent environmental issues?

The Packaging Materials Engineer Consultant will contribute to the research, development, and design of new bio- materials. You will provide technical support to Oceanium Executive Team, engage in hands-on project-based work, including sourcing of materials and strategize regarding processor/manufacturering processes/partners.

You will be fluent in material structure/properties, testing, and characterization, and leverage advanced knowledge of material and manufacturing processes. We encourage anyone who is passionate about sustainability and the environment, entrepreneurial in nature, takes the initiative and approaches problem solving with curiosity and imagination to apply.
We are looking for someone that shares our vision to develop packaging and products that provide positive environmental, societal and economic benefits whilst displacing fossil-fuel based plastics.

Key Qualifications
• 5+ years of experience in Materials Engineering and/or Packaging field
• Experience managing the materials development process
• New technology/material scoping, including evaluation of supplier capabilities
• In-depth understanding of material structure and property/performance relationship
• Strong background in characterizing and specifying materials and performance in quantitative terms
• Experience developing materials for high volume manufacturing
• Proven track record in peer collaboration and partnerships; willingness to solicit input and accept feedback
• Working both independently and collaboratively
• Strong attention to detail and resolution to tackle complex problems

Description
Responsibilities and activities for this position include the following: •
Establish and manage relationships with manufacturers/suppliers to progress take up of our emerging technologies.
Collaborate with suppliers, processors, manufacturers and end users to meet specific needs and challenges. Work alongside CTO to develop impactful environmentally-responsible material solutions.
Collaborate with partner industries and companies to explore usage of manufacturing by-products and waste streams
Collaborate with product design and manufacturing operations partners on material selection, design feasibility and manufacturing process development •
Visit factories to fully understand their technical capabilities, quality requirements and resolve difficult production-related issues
Evaluate and develop supply chain, establish operations.

Education & Experience
• Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer/Materials Science or related fields
Pay commensurate with experience and/or potential for company shares. Please submit CV and salary expectations/day rate to: jobs@oceanium.co.uk
Thank you for your interest.
The Team at Oceanium www.Oceanium.co.uk