Teknor Apex

R+D Technician

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Celebrating over 90 years... 


Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.


In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service.  Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


In this role as R +D Technician provides testing of physical properties of internal and competitive material to assist in the approval of TPE, TPV and Vinyl material at OEM’S and other customers, to promote and launch existing products and to better understand the potential applications. This position will perform assignments based on the R&D Laboratory’s departmental needs and Company's needs. This will include working in the R&D Physical Testing Lab, Applications Development Lab and compounding operations. Below are some of the responsibilities of the position:


  • Assist in single screw extrusion and co-extrusion processes.
  • Injection molding- molds plaques for physical testing.
  • Assists in physical testing lab
  • Assists in other applications development and testing tasks as directed by Research Associates, Product Development,  AD Engineers and R&D Laboratory Manager.
  • Provides additional project specific testing and processing to support Product Development Managers as business priorities dictate.
  • Maintains cleanliness of work areas.
  • Ensures documentation and timely communication of findings and observations to appropriate colleagues
  • Provides monthly input for Time Management System.
  • Assists in preventive maintenance on lab and auxiliary equipment.
  • Takes part in performing scheduled departmental safety audits and attends monthly safety meetings.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Associates Degree in Polymer/Plastics or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years of experience. 
  • Experience in Extrusion and Quality Systems, with basic knowledge of polymer chemistry is preferred.

Our top performer possess the following core competencies: Results Oriented* Planning and Organizing * Interactive Communication* Team work * Critical Judgement


Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.


  • Medical w/prescription drug coverage
  • Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k w/company match 
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Service Recognition 



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