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Researcher - Additive Mfg

Job ID SPP000466 Alpharetta, Georgia, United States;
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Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

The Researcher is responsible for supporting Additive Manufacturing product developments collaboratively with Research & Innovation and Customer Technical Development (CTD) functions for Solvay Specialty Polymers. This position is designed to deliver solutions to our customers by leveraging the product portfolio, resources, and know-how of the GBU.

Job Overview and Responsibilities

Support material development of high performance polymers by executing detailed experimental plans, preparing and submitting samples for testing, collecting and organizing data, and making experimental observations

Demonstrate the value of Solvay AM materials through benchmark evaluations

Operate and maintain relevant equipment, instrumentation and experimental techniques, incl. extruders, printers, and auxiliary equipment.

Detailed documentation of experiments and trials

Conduct preventative maintenance on laboratory and fabrication equipment, including specifying and getting quotes on parts, installations and repairs from outside resources.

Maintain a safe work environment for self and others

Any other duties required by the business.

Education and Experience

Bachelor degree in materials, polymer science, mechanical engineering, product design, design & engineering, or related fields.

Strong technical and problem-solving skills

Strong communication skills & customer-focus.

Ability to work with multi-functional team to meet customer needs

Skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in polymer additive manufacturing

2-3 years of experience in a technical position working with polymers: knowledge of polymer characterization, compounding, processing, product development, and/or customer applications development.

Strong experimental/bench and measurement/characterization skills

Hands-on mechanical skills

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