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R&D Materials Scientist

Company: Entegris, Inc.
Location: Chaska
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview and Values

Why work at Entegris?Lead. Inspire. Innovate. Define Your Future.Not everyone who works for a global company shares the same background, experiences and perspectives. We leverage the differences of our employees to bring new ideas to the table. Every employee throughout the company is encouraged to share input on projects and initiatives. Our decision making process is truly a collaborative effort as we realize there are leaders at every level of the organization. We put our values at the core of how we operate as an organization - not just when it's convenient, but in a lasting and meaningful way. We want the time and energy you spend here to have a positive impact on your life inside and outside of the office.

Entegris is a values-driven culture and our employees rally around our core PACE values: People Accountability

Creativity Excellence

The Role

The R&D Materials Scientist will provide expertise and support to the testing and analysis of polymeric materials. This position reports to the Manager, Materials Engineering in the Advanced Materials Handling Division of Entegris. The R&D Materials Scientist develops new and improves existing test methods; assists in problem solving and provides technical support to other Entegris functional groups, namely, Engineering and Manufacturing. Prepares and delivers customer presentations to support company programs and/or solves customer problems. This position will both support the development, qualification, and validation of new materials for the Advanced Materials Handling Division.

In this role you will

  • Apply technical principles, theories, and concepts to data analysis to provide written reports in a timely manner to Customers, Engineering, and Manufacturing
  • Operate equipment including but not limited to: TGA, FTIR, DSC, DMA, Capillary and Parallel Plate Rheometers, liquid particle counters, and Melt Flow Indexer
  • Ability to assist in the solving of complex materials issues relating materials, chemistry, and analytical data to the product and materials applications
  • Analyze detailed organic contamination data from GC-MS, ICP-MS, or other instrumentation to help drive contamination reduction programs for the AMH Division
  • Author research protocols and testing methods in the support of product characterization and new material program development programs
  • Engage and collaborate with cross functional teams to solve material challenges
  • Work with minimal guidance from management and regularly communicate project results and timelines to leadership and cross functional teams
  • Follow good lab practices and assumes partial to full responsibility for qualification and maintenance of laboratory equipment

Traits we believe make a strong candidate

  • Bachelor's Degree in Materials / Polymer Engineering / Chemistry
  • Demonstration of 7-10 years in the analytical testing or laboratory environment
  • Strong analytical background with deep knowledge laboratory instrumentation and methodologies
  • Knowledge in polymer manufacturing and processing including: injection molding, roto molding, blow molding, and extrusion
  • Keeps current on materials, testing technologies, and equipment
  • Basic understanding and utilization of Root Cause and Corrective Action processes and tools
  • Experience in global R&D environment is desired

Your success will be measured by

  • Ensures tasks and products are completed to the highest standards
  • Is a team builder; communicates and collaborates cross functionally and focuses on team success
  • Executes consistently; demonstrates strong prioritization, and organizational skills

What we offer:

Our total rewards package goes above and beyond just a paycheck. Whether you're looking to build your career, improve your health, or protect your wealth, we offer generous benefits to help you achieve your goals.

  • Very Competitive total compensation plans.
  • A 401(K) plan to help you plan for your future with an impressive employer match that's all yours- no vesting!
  • Great health, dental and vision insurance packages to fit your needs to ensure you're happy and healthy.
  • A progressive PTO policy that empowers our employees to take the time they need to recharge!

At Entegris we are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. Our policy is to recruit, hire, train, and reward employees for their individual abilities, achievements and experience without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital or military status.

Keywords: Entegris, Inc., Minneapolis , R&D Materials Scientist, Other , Chaska, Minnesota

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