AdvanSix is a fully integrated manufacturer of nylon 6 resin, chemical intermediates and ammonium sulfate fertilizer. We are seeking an R&D Technician who will be responsible for supporting the troubleshooting and scale up of chemical products.
Role Description and Responsibilities
The R&D Technician position will primarily focus on new product development within the Process Technology group supporting all business functions of AdvanSix.
The successful candidate will work closely with scientists and technicians that provide new product development for the core businesses of AdvanSix. The R&D Technician is expected to safely perform their daily duties and become knowledgeable in the chemistries they are working with. The daily duties of the R&D Technician include: ordering and handling raw materials, preparing new materials for internal and customer testing, developing internal test methods, using various types of analytical equipment, conducting simple benchtop experiments, maintaining lab notebooks, performing routine testing, and analyzing and reporting results.
A 2-year Associates degree in Science is preferred but not required.
1-3 years of experience in a chemical industry
Basic problem solving skills required.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities using an organized, efficient process including the application of standard techniques, procedures
A "hands on" mentality
Experience in execution of safe work practices
A positive attitude and willingness to learn
Should be self motivated and self directed.
Familiarity with industrial R&D environment
Experience working with chemicals and analytical equipment
Experience of working in a collaborative environment