Research Scientist - Coatings for Sustainable Food Packaging
We currently have an excellent opportunity in our fast-growing company for a Research Scientist based at our R&D facility in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
As a Research Scientist, you will play a key role in the new product development, process development, and technical service functions for our leading coatings product line for sustainable food packaging. You will drive the development of new company products and contribute in a meaningful way to grow sales and profitability. You will travel to customers with our sales team and attend key trade shows.
This is a challenging work environment in which high performance is recognized and rewarded. Responsibilities & Duties: Maintain a complete understanding of company food contact packaging coating line and their technical attributes. Manage research and development programs, using “hands-on” technical expertise to create new coating products, and improve production processes. Coordinate ingredient sourcing, testing of new ingredients, functional evaluations and approval process with Purchasing and Quality Departments. Assist in creating sales formulas and client literature. Stay abreast of food packaging coating trends and developments in new technologies. Build a reputation for customer-focused creativity by delivering new ideas and coating solutions.
This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic industry segment and be a part of a NYSE company. We offer a competitive salary, bonus eligibility and full company benefits, including health and life insurance, dental, 401K, and a company-paid pension plan.
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field (i.e., Polymer coatings, Chemistry, Engineering) with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in the food packaging or coating industry. A Master’s Degree in chemistry or polymer science is preferred. Experience in paper coating/printing industry is a big plus. Candidates should possess in-depth knowledge on coating formulation/testing/application. Demonstrated ability to drive R&D projects. Strong communication skills (verbal, written, presentation), problem solving, critical thinking, organization, planning and management skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus eligibility and full company benefits, including health and life insurance, dental, 401K, and a company-paid pension plan.
About Mantrose-Haeuser Co
Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc. is a world leader in specialty coatings for the food, food packaging, cosmetics & personal care, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Founded more than 100 years ago, Mantrose is a unit of RPM International, Inc., a $5.3 billion specialty coatings company traded on the NYSE under the symbol RPM.