Avery Dennison Senior Analytical Chemist in Mentor, Ohio
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
Avery Dennison is looking for a senior analytical chemist with experience in materials characterization and demonstrated strength particularly in Chromatography. The position will be with the Materials Science and Characterization (MSC) Group, which primarily supports R&D activities at Avery Dennison’s Mentor, OH location, chartered to support and resolve technical problems ranging from long term projects to urgent manufacturing and quality issues stemming from locations across Avery Dennison’s global operations. Astute problem solving by expertly “hyphenating” sound separation science principles to spectroscopic structure elucidation along with pertinent data analytics (e.g. Chemometrics) are most desirable traits we are seeking.
Conduct analyses using Chromatography techniques (GC-FID, GC-MS, HPLC, GPC) to solve challenging problems in the fields of chemistry, material science, and engineering that are important to Avery Dennison. The main focus will be to characterize and investigate polymeric materials within a highly multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving.
Interpret data, write technical reports, and communicate analytical results with MSC and divisional scientists in a high-quality, professional, and timely manner.
Develop and validate test methods for both routine and non-routine analysis, help identify trends and solve problems at the elemental level using sound fundamentals and creativity.
A background including Spectroscopy and interfacing to separation techniques is a plus.
A background in LIMS / SDMS / Knowledge Management is also desirable.
Adeptly troubleshoot & maintain and administer existing Chromatography instruments. Seek out and evaluate new characterization tools and techniques to support new product development and cogent problem-solving needs.
Direct and mentor junior staff in daily tasks to meet project needs, efficiently prioritize and deploy self and other resources.
Apply skills and knowledge in the field of Chromatography & Statistics to develop and implement test methods for problem solving and new product development projects.
Inventory and order materials to maintain lab supplies in conjunction with other lab staff.
Provide and maintain a safe work environment by participating in safety programs, committees, or teams and by conducting laboratory and pilot plant safety audits.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science or a related discipline.
5+ years of related industrial research.
Demonstrated expertise in Chromatography techniques including maintenance and troubleshooting of chromatographic instrumentation.
Strong preference given to individuals who have experience characterizing polymeric materials and working at the interface of separations science and spectroscopy.
A background interfacing separation techniques to mass spectroscopic detection such as ESI, APCI, MALDI-TOF, etc. is a plus.
Additional background in vibrational spectroscopy is a plus.
Knowledge of polymers/coatings and techniques to characterize as well as a good breadth in general, organic, and polymer chemistry principles and practices is desirable.
Effective written and oral communications. Ability to work across functional groups and divisions.
Good computer skills; experience with Chromatography data systems and LIMS is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to think critically and solve problems using the above mentioned disciplines and techniques.
High level of motivation, initiative, and energy.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
Ability to interact effectively with both internal and external customers.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled