The role involves technology innovations for both product development and improvement. The incumbent will use his or her knowledge and experience in material science and processing to design and prototype new cellulosed based products as well as to improve current products. Key market application areas are in new technology of differentiated packaging solutions including unique uses for cellulose and development of barrier properties. Applicant must be an innovative, highly capable scientist/engineer, with the ability to fulfill the following accountabilities:
Conduct all activities with a focus on maintaining and improving a safe work environment.
Design and prototype cellulose based new products for specified applications.
Create functional surfaces that can be used for a variety of packaging and new product concepts.
Develop new technologies to improve qualities of current products and reduce their costs.
Produce prototypes at lab scale and work with Technology Transfer groups and Manufacturing to scale up concepts to commercial scale.
Keep up to date with developments in the field and identify opportunities for new technologies development.
Education and Skills Requirements:
Advanced degree in chemistry including physical chemistry, chemical engineering, material science or related field.
The successful candidate could come from a background related to polymer processing, characterization, testing, and composites.
Paper making experience especially in technical, specialty and packaging paper areas as well as experience in other packaging products is highly preferred.
Experience with packaging converting processes is desirable.
Candidate should have demonstrated past innovative accomplishments.
Must be able to work in a cross-functional atmosphere to provide support and technical leadership for strategic projects.
Demonstrated ability to learn new areas of technology so as to contribute to successful completion of projects.
Experience successfully leading project teams would be an asset.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize development work and assess feasibility.
Knowledge and use of statistical computer tools such as Minitab, Statistica, Design Expert and Excel functions desired.
Must be able to travel.
Must have authorization to permanently work in the US.
Reading, touching, being captivated by your favorite book, magazine, or catalogue, all present an experience that is unmatched by the digital age. Our work is about creating the finest papers to enhance this experience. Sappi is a leading North American producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books, high-end print advertising; packaging products, pulp and release paper...s used for producing textured synthetic fabrics for garments, handbags, shoes and decorative laminates. Its brand names McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo and Ultracast are some of the industries most widely recognized and specified. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Sappi North America is a division of Sappi Limited, a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with manufacturing operations on three continents in nine countries, sales offices in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world.