About Autoneum
Autoneum is globally leading in acoustic and thermal management for vehicles. The Company develops and produces multifunctional, lightweight components and systems for interior floor and engine bay as well as the underbody. Customers include almost all automobile manufacturers in Europe, North & South America, Asia and Africa. Autoneum operates 55 production facilities and employs around 13000 people in 25 countries. The Company with its headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange
(ticker symbol AUTN).

Currently we are looking for:

Polyurethane Engineer

Poland - Katowice - 100%

Your responsibilities

The purpose of this job will be:

Support the roll outs of self-formulation in our different plants.

Define the evolution of our foam recipes in order to meet the customer requirements which our constantly evolving


Main responsibilities:

Ensure smooth and profitable business acquisition

- Review Autoneum offerings capabilities versus  Customer Requirements and Critical Characteristics.

- Create a draft DVP and corresponding action plan in order to achieve Customer requirements (engage trials, testing, prototyping and simulations whenever necessary).

- Conduct design feasibility analysis by highlighting and sharing assessed risks.

- Evaluate any possible patent infringement risk involving the competent department.

- Define, validate and quote the optimal product concept.

- Support Tooling and Operations with the definition of process, tooling and machinery.

- Release costing documents to the CBU.

- Ensure smooth and effective handover to Product Engineering Team upon business award.


Pre Development

- Lead pre-development activities, such as investigation and validation of new concepts versus Customer requirements.

- Lead off cycle prototyping activities (define BOMs and process parameters, initiate production, define acceptance criteria, assess performance whenever needed, create and distribute reports[PB1] ).[PB2] 

- Input draft material specifications into PLM whenever necessary.


Introduction of innovation into serial life programs

- Support R&T throughout the whole innovation gate process.

- Support Product Engineering during the roll out phase.


Support continuous improvement

- Ensure continuous improvement by collection and implementation of lessons learnt from Pre-Development, Product Development, Product Validation and Serial Production phases.

- Support MOVE, VA/VE activities and material standardization.


Ensure smooth and effective operations in the corresponding Product Line

- Support Product Engineering Team in case of innovation roll-outs and in all situations defined by the Head of Product Development.


Quality – Safety – Environment

- Ensure that product development is conducted and documented according to Autoneum’s quality system.

- Ensure compliance of mandatory and regulatory quality, safety and environmental standards.

- Reduce environmental impact of developed products and processes by integrating Design For Sustainability principles.


Your qualifications

             Required experience and education

- Engineer with chemical degree

- Experience with product development (preferably in the automotive business).

- At least 2 years of experience in formulating Polyurethane

- Understanding of polyurethane foaming machines

- 2/3 years in Automotive engineering.


               Required qualifications

- Knowledge of risk analysis assessment methodologies (DFMEA)

- Ability to work with engineering documentation (e.g. Customer Requirements book, drawings, patents, test reports)

- Deep knowledge about fundamental characteristics of key materials, processes, design and working principles of tools and gauges for the respective product line.

- Costing principles and models.

- Knowledge of troubleshooting and problem solving methodologies (e.g. Lean Six Sigma, 8D, PDCA, DOE)

- Ability to deliver high quality technical documentation (e.g. production trials reports, lessons learnt, design guidelines).

- Knowledge of PC applications such as CAD visualization software, MS-Office.

- Command of English (oral and written, other languages are a plus).



- Target driven

- Quick learner with good time management skills

- Excellent problem solver, capable of thinking “outside the box”

- Strong team player

- Clear and effective communication skills with internal and external interfaces

- Independent, highly organized, able to cope with variable workloads

- Self-motivated, committed and accountable

- Able to make decisions within his/her perimeter of responsibility

- Willing to travel and to work in an international and multicultural environment 

- Open to travel to support European locations as needed up to 40%


We offer:

  • Possibility to grow in international environment
  • Private healthcare for you and option to extend to your family/partner
  • Group insurance
  • Social Fund benefits
  • Flexible working hours (we start between 7 and 9 am)
  • Fitness card
  • Good atmosphere of work
  • Ability to use foreign languages on a daily basis
  • Trainings and development opportunities
Autoneum Poland Sp z o.o.
ul. Owsiana 60a . 40-780 Katowice
T +48 32 721 97 02

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