Material Development Engineer

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Date: Jul 7, 2024

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN, 200233

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


This position will focus on new material and technology development in Textile Division Asia. You will report to Asia Technical Manager and will support the overall growth initiatives within Textile Division. In this role, you will work with the internal development team and external partners to create new products. Required travel will be approximately 25-50%.



  • Collaborate both internally and externally to identify and develop new materials and technologies.


  • Perform test internally and externally to validate ideas and products feasibilities.


  • Support development team and manufacturing partners from lab/prototype to full scale.


  • Continuously seek improvement opportunities in areas of efficiency, automation, cost reduction, quality, and process improvement.


  • Scout new technologies to expand the product portfolio and businesses.






  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Materials/Polymer Science and Engineering


  • Above 7 years’ work experience of product testing and development


  • Strong interest to new materials and technologies


  • Proactive, self-starter, highly motivated with good organizational and time management skills


  • Knowledge and experience of textile materials is a plus


  • Excellent communication skills



Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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