Great Benefit Package with Paid LIfe Insurance, STD, LTD along with matching 401K and Pension.
Internal Number: VD060122
As a Research Scientist, you will play a key role in the application development and technical service functions for our sustainable packaging coating solutions. You will provide critical application support to help direct our innovation team to develop coating systems which meet the needs of our customers in the paper and packaging market. Responsibilities and duties will include: Maintain a complete understanding of company food contact packaging coating line and their technical attributes. Play a key role in developing applications methods/guidelines for food packaging coating products. Provide application support and guidance in new product development. Work on-site at customer locations to provide technical assistance in the use and application of Sustainable Coatings products within the customer’s process. Assist in customization of commercial formulas based for application and creation of technical literature. Stay abreast of food packaging coating trends and developments in new technologies. Build a reputation for customer-focused creativity by delivering new ideas and coating solutions.
Work with new product development team to develop and commercialize sustainable packaging coatings
Communicate adaptations required to assure our coating systems meet the standards and expectations of our potential and existing customers
Work on-site at customer locations to provide technical assistance in the use and application of sustainable packaging products within the customer’s process.
Develop relationships with external partners such as customers, universities, consultants, and potential joint ventures
Attend field trials of our coatings at customer sites.
Troubleshoot customer problems with the use of our coating formulations
Complete testing to validate new and revised formulations, production parameters and packaging processes
Work with multidisciplinary teams to accomplish goals
Contribute to the successful commercialization of new products
Assist in the development and writing of product specifications for product information sheets
Must be able to travel up to 50% for customer visits and trade shows
Be a contributing member of the sustainable packaging development team
4-year bachelor’s degree, minimum. M.S. Degree paper/packaging technology, chemistry, polymer science or chemical engineering preferred
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in the food grade packaging or paper coating industry
Understanding of paper and packaging coating processes and equipment
Candidates should possess in-depth knowledge of printing/coating processes including their capabilities and limitations (Flexo, Gravure, Rod Coating, Spray and Size Presses)
Knowledge of testing used in food grade packaging
Candidates should possess in-depth knowledge of paper and packaging coating applications/testing/formulation development.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
Excellent computer proficiency: MS Office, Work, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.
Must be able to multi-task to meet deadlines
Must have attention to detail
Ability to work independently and carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
Understanding of chemical process scale-up and process chemistry
Ability to work and manage external resources such as universities and consultants
Ability to manage and participate in cross-functional teams
Be able to travel approximately 50% to customers and industry trade shows
Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc. has been at the forefront of developing superior edible coatings and specialty products for the pharmaceutical, confectionery, agricultural, food and industrial industries for decades. Since our company was founded over 100 years ago, we have been delivering unparalleled results to our clients for all of their coating and custom product development needs. Mantrose is a subsidiary of RPM International, Inc., a five billion dollar specialty coatings company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RPM. To learn about RPM's values and expectations, see the Code of Conduct.
Between our established patented coatings and our ability to create custom solutions to fit your needs, we go above and beyond to ensure your finished product is of the highest quality possible. We recognize the importance of including sustainable, natural, and eco-friendly ingredients into our definition of quality. At Mantrose-Haeuser, the attention to create “green” products is a top priority from a spark of an idea all the way through final production. We work diligently to use and develop environmentally friendly ingredients to create an unparalleled finished product.... From edible confectionery and pharmaceutical coatings to natural personal care products, We’ve got you covered with a great benefits package including a Pension plan and work life Balance.