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Staff Research Scientist - Plastic Bottle Innovation

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: June 2, 2024

Job Description:

At Niagara, we re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.Develop lasting relationships with great people.Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Staff Research Scientist - Plastic Bottle InnovationThe Staff Research Scientist leads Research & Development (R&D) projects in materials, design, or process.
Focuses on long-term team and business growth leading other scientists or engineers and creating projects and technical resources.
Performs and guides innovative research.
Interacts with other team members to create new products and systems, improve line efficiency, quality, or enable other projects which add value to Niagara s core business.
Brings results of these projects to board meetings and leadership meetings for review and discussion and acts as a resource for Niagara leadership.Formulates strategy for R&D growth. Designs and implements new R&D projects in materials, design, or process.Leads scientific team and allocates resources effectively to ensure project completion in a timely fashion.Interacts with board and leadership to communicate the value of technologies and research.Supervises research scientists, engineers, and technicians.Ensures project documentation and communication between all stakeholders.Initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with suppliers and other external collaborators.Presents and communicates research results internally and externally.Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.CompetenciesProficiency in, but not limited to:Injection molding or blow molding experience. Experience in both is preferred.Supervisory experience: has managed interns, laboratory assistants, and junior engineers.Project management: successfully completes projects in a timely fashion.Oral Communication: speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; demonstrates presentation skills.Written Communication: writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.Problem Solving: identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.Proven experience with analytical laboratory equipment (Material Strength Testers, Rheometers, DSC, IV testers, FTIR, XRD, etc.).Advanced data analysis capabilities.Microsoft Office Products.Lifting Requirements:40 lbs. For example, must be physically capable to change injection molds and resin in lab or production equipment.Physical Demands:Travel up to 15%. Some work in hot, cold, or confined production environments.Must be able to operate tools used when changing molds and operating R&D equipment.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:6 Years
Experience in Polymer or polymer composites mechanics, testing and processing field6 Years
Experience in Position, Research Scientist, Research Engineer, Research Assistant or post-doctoral scholar6 Years
Experience working with graduate researchers, interns, lab assistants, junior engineers *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationPreferred Qualifications:10+ Years
Experience in Polymer or polymer composites mechanics, testing and processing field10+ Years
Experience in Position, Research Scientist, Research Engineer, Research Assistant or post-doctoral scholar10+ Years
Experience working with graduate researchers, interns, lab assistants, junior engineers*experience may include a combination of work experience and educationEducationMinimum Required:Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, and other related fields or equivalent experience.Preferred:Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or equivalent experience.Materials Science and Engineering exposure. Polymer processing or science and Packaging training.Typical Compensation RangePay Rate Type: Salary$116,624.00 - $163,274.00 / YearlyBonus Target: 10% AnnualBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a rsum into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's rsum will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit rsum to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit rsum into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.Niagara Plant NameCORP-MAIN

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