Senior Engineer / Engineer - Functional Fabric or Fiber Development (Ref. 19050)
Duties The appointee will work on the development of functional and sustainable fabric or fiber materials for applications in apparel, with key features such as but not limited to Anti-pilling, Odor Elimination, or Thermal Insulation. He/she will work in a dynamic team which is responsible for:
  • Design and fabrication of formulation comprising polymer composite material, and integration to suitable product forms including fabric and/or fiber;
  • Optimization of composite formulations for potential scale-up processes, using techniques such as dip-pad-dry-curing and/or fiber-spinning;
  • Characterization and testing of physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of the materials developed using test standards recognized by the industry;
  • Testing of the performance of the material that is tailored-made to the requirements of industrial partners;
  • Support scale up and commercialization of all R&D results for industrial partners;
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations in timely manner;
  • Meet all project timelines and milestones;
  • Support the incubation of ideas to explore new cooperation opportunities with industrial partners; and
  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor.
Requirements
  • University degree with specialization in textile science/chemistry, especially with silk, wool, and/or polymer science, especially with keratin and polypeptides, and/or material science;
  • Master degree with at least 1 year industrial experience, or fresh doctorate is an advantage;
  • Prior experiences on functional fabric or fiber development, both laboratory and industrial scale, is an added advantage;
  • Prior experiences on functional fabric or fiber development, both laboratory and industrial scale, is an added advantage;
  • Candidates with industrial experience in textile, apparel, is an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of basic organic/inorganic reactions, and/or chemical synthesis, and/or catalysis is an added advantage;
  • Solid hands-on experiences in laboratory and work;
  • experience in supporting scale-up process is an added advantage;
  • Ability to initiate and work independently;
  • A good team player with strong problem-solving and communications skills; creative in generating/incubating new ideas;
  • Good command of English and Chinese, articulate report writing/presentation skills as well as abilities in literature/patent search;
  • Competent in spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese); ability to speak Mandarin is an advantage; and
  • Candidates with less experience will be considered as Engineer.
Salary and Benefits We offer 5-day work, attractive remuneration package to the successful candidates. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Medical and dental benefits as well as annual leave will be provided. We also offer an open, collaborative and friendly working environment as well as ample capacity for your professional development. Appointment will be offered on a contract basis, renewable subject to mutual agreement and performance.
Application Procedure Applicants should send application, together with a detailed resume, current & expected salary and contact telephone number by email to recruit@nami.org.hk (quoting the reference number on the subject heading). We thank applicants for their interests, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the results of their applications.

(Applicants who do not hear from us within 8 weeks may consider their application unsuccessful and their data will be destroyed within 24 months of receipt.)