With our strong investment in research and development and our culture of continuous improvement, Hexcel is the industry leader in the manufacturing of composite materials and industrial fabrics. We invite you to join the Hexcel team at various manufacturing sites, sales offices and R&T centers around the globe. Become a part of the “strength within.”
Hexcel is currently seeking a Research and Technology Formulation Scientist for our Salt Lake City, UT, USA location.
The selected individual will be responsible for but not limited to the following obligations:
Develop/formulate new coating products for carbon fiber and improve/optimize existing coatings.
Develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the major attributes of coating formulations and their physico-chemical behavior on fiber and in composites.
Work with manufacturing to resolve production issues and achieve desired product attributes.
Identify and apply new technologies/raw materials to new products or to enhance current products.
College degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or other related science. Must have minimum 5 years coatings, emulsions, suspensions or formulations experience with B.S. degree or minimum 3 years of formulations experience with advanced degree. Prior experience in coatings, textiles, composites, paints, adhesives, or personal care products is preferred.
Must be a team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to multitask and work within a matrix organizational structure.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional and scientific journals, general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, technical methods, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Must possess and demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the principles of surfactant and colloidal chemistry. Must demonstrate a working knowledge of structure-property relations and physical/chemical attributes of raw materials. Knowledge of analytical techniques and instrumentation for raw material and product quality testing a plus.
Ability to apply skills, knowledge and techniques in development of new products effectively. Independently manage projects from inception through first production. Document project work by maintaining detailed lab notebooks, issuing formula procedures and specifications. Ability to conduct literature research independently is a plus.
Ability to apply scientific methods and judgment to completion of assignments or directions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Ability to deal with problems involving tangible and intangible factors in standardized and non-standardized assignments and situations.
Eligible candidate must be: U.S. citizen, U.S. national, a person lawfully admitted for permanent residence, a temporary resident under sections 210(a) or 245(A) of the Act, a person admitted in refugee status, a person granted asylum. Hexcel (NYSE: HXL) is a global leader in advanced composites technology, a leading producer of carbon fiber, and the world leader in honeycomb manufacturing for the commercial aerospace industry.
Hexcel is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, status as protected veteran, or any other protected class.
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Internal Number: R011371
About Hexcel Corporation
Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) is a leading advanced composites company with more than 6,100 people working at locations around the globe and 2016 revenues of more than $2 billion. Hexcel develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials, including carbon fibers, reinforcements, prepregs, honeycomb, matrix systems, adhesives and composite structures, used in commercial aerospace, space and defense and industrial applications.