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United States
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Position type
Job Function
Materials Development
Research & Development
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree



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