Research Scientist* (Decatur, AL)
Location:
Decatur , Alabama
Posted:
December 12, 2017
Reference:
R00048541
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Research Scientist for the Advanced Materials Division (AdMD) located in Decatur, Alabama. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The person hired for this position will have a polymer science background, polymerization experience (preferably emulsion and solution polymerization), and an understanding of polymer processing and characterization. The candidate would have an interest in fluoropolymer research, manufacturing processes, the ability to drive capital improvement projects in the pilot plant and an interest in supervision.

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Be an active team member on New Product Introduction (NPI) programs, lead new polymer development in the pilot plant, and interface with manufacturing during product scale-up.
  • Leading NPI projects.
  • Understanding the fluoropolymer manufacturing processes and assist in manufacturing improvement projects.
  • Identifying capital improvement projects and interface with project engineering to facilitate improvements.
  • Experience navigating the IP landscape in assigned areas and actively participate in developing new IP.
  • Recording results and document procedures through reports and presentations.
  • Supervising pilot plant technicians.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of three (3) years of combined laboratory and/or manufacturing environment experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or Polymer Science from an accredited institution
  • Polymerization experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in the chemical industry
  • Supervisory experience
  • Pilot plant experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Location: Decatur, Alabama
Travel: Up to 15% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

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