The Scientist I has the primary responsibility for conducting research tasks coordinated by more experienced scientists and managers.
This job is located in Guangzhou R&D lab, reports to Brent Zhang - Technical Leader-Woodworking
This is a laboratory bench level position. A Scientist I will participate in technical tasks to achieve the goals and plans of the businesses for which they support.
This individual is involved in a variety of research, development and technical service activities, including: Conducting and analyzing experiments on organic and inorganic substances to determine and evaluate their chemical and physical properties and to investigate their applications to industry. Carrying out experiments to improve upon or to duplicate materials and substances, and engaging in research to identify new methods of processing or production. Appling and interpreting standard scientific theories, concepts and techniques. Completing basic projects independently, drawing conclusions with guidance, and reproducing and articulating results and their meaning, including business impact. Supporting product or process demonstrations. Identifying and developing solutions to problems where causal relationships can be identified and some precedence may exist. Documenting test results and making process improvement recommendations. Documenting project updates and executing projects using project management methodologies. Fulfilling responsibilities as required by the Quality System for the site/business unit. Working in a safe and efficient manner.
The Scientist I Reactives is expected to learn and apply technical expertise to solve customer opportunities in the wood working markets. This would include the chemistries of reactive & non-reactive. In addition the Scientist I Reactives would be expected to build an in-depth knowledge of the raw materials and manufacturing practices used to develop reactive & non-reactive products. The Scientist I Reactives would build a fundamental understanding of the equipment and dynamics used to deliver these products to the end use substrates. The Scientist I Reactives would have a primary objective of laboratory development, production scale –up and commercial introduction of new products. He/she would be expected to work in a team efficiently and fulfill the project target milestones following the company innovation stage gate process.
Travel for product customer trials, product scale-up and laboratory meetings will require less than 10% of their time.
Minimum Requirements Masters Degree in Polymer, Material Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. Plus Demonstrated ability to complete basic projects independently Demonstrated understanding and application of business basics, including value propositions Good Communication Skills Collaborative Style Coachable Bias for Action Demonstrates proficiency in the following competencies: Individually responsible for results – Engages in activities and experiences that strengthen contribution to the organization Focus on customers – Creates an experience for customers – delights customers by providing exceptional value and service Demonstrates effective self management – Seeks to understand and act upon improvement opportunities Demonstrates operational excellence – Continually looks for new and better ways to get things done and shows functional/technical proficiency in work Model collaboration and commitment – Focuses on team success before individual success Responsive to change – Adapts (quickly) to changing circumstances
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of reactive hot melt (RHM), liquid polyurethane, solvent, MS and epoxy chemistry as they relate to the durable assembly, flex-packaging, filter and solvent markets applications. Knowledge of the raw materials used in the development of reactive products. Knowledge of the manufacturing equipment and requirements to produce reactive products. Knowledge of customer application methods and machinery both for the durable assembly, flex-packaging, filter and solvent markets Good verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English verbally and in written form
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT Laboratory and application center