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Sr. Polymer R&D Engineer/Chemist

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing professional development opportunities. We are a $3 billion world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 70+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.
GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Sr. Polymer R&D Engineer/Chemist is responsible for designing and conducting experiments toward the development or improvement of custom polymer compounds. This position is responsible for developing a testing plan, and procedure, data analysis, and communication of results. Five plus years direct relevant experience with ability to operate independently.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Actively interface with business and technology leaders to develop custom polymer formulations and/or processes adhering to customer specifications, quality requirements, and operational goals and standards.
Contribute to product platform development through the application of statistical experimental design, product testing, and data analysis.
Perform literature and patent searches to guide experimentation.
Partner with manufacturing resources to develop test methods and establish quality controls for new materials/processes.
Support marketing and sales through development of product and application data.
Summarize experimental strategies and data analysis in written reports and presentations for communication with peers, customers, and various levels of management.
Interface with and gain knowledge of Environmental, Health and Safety practices and regulatory requirements in various industries.
Collaborate in cross-functional projects across business units.
Develop Lean Six Sigma (LSS) capabilities.
REQUIREMENTS:
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or Material Science, with a focus on polymer materials development, structure-property relationships, or polymer processing.
Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated project management capability.
Motivated with a passion to succeed.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k).
PolyOne Corporation is a drug free workplace. PolyOne is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable state and local law.

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