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Research Chemist & Formulator

LOCATION: 

Grand Island, NY, US, 14072

REQ ID:  34178

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Summary

Responsible for the formulation of inkjet ink fluids and coatings for high-speed digital inkjet printing; design of test methods and experimental designs; collection and interpretation experimental data; support in the integration of inkjet printhead technology with chemical/material formulations; and final testing to ensure reliable and world-class product delivery. This position will work in conjunction with engineers who design and fabricate various proprietary mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronic, and chemical & physical processes for use within an engineering or manufacturing facility for digital inkjet printing. 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Formulation of aqueous & eco-solvent pigment-based and/or dye-based inkjet inks and related coatings and fluids for thermal, piezoelectric, and continuous inkjet technology.
•    Specification and selection of pigments, dyes, co-solvents, polymeric and other fluid-based materials for use in digital inkjet printing.
•    Designs experiments and testing procedures to understand and optimize chemical formulations and materials developed for use in high-speed digital printing operations.
•    Uses test results to determine critical to performance parameters and properties.
•    Works closely and cross-functionally with other engineers, scientists, technicians and manufacturing personnel to produce end product.
•    Performs work that is technically advanced.  Responsible for solving highly technical or complex problems on a regular basis.
•    Initiates own assignments; provides direction and input to subsystem and system-wide designs. 
•    Maintains formulation, testing, regulatory & safety documentation for materials used in conjunction with inkjet ink formulations and printing processes.
•    May include onsite travel to business unit facilities at project deployment phase or after installation.
 

Qualifications

•    Minimum bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.Ch.E.) in chemical, chemical engineering, or other material engineering discipline related to positional requirements with 7-10+ years of relevant work experience.
•    Successful previous experience in the formulation and commercialization of inkjet inks, fluids and coatings. Experience in the commercial scale-up and quality verification of ink and fluids is expected.
•    Must have extensive knowledge of fundamental chemical processes underlying various types of digital printing, and a demonstrated ability to outline experimental methods to determine underlying chemical and physical interactions occurring in complex inkjet systems under development.
•    Strong skills and experience using data-based software collection, basic statistical experimental methods and data collection, and demonstrated ability in interpreting datasets and experimental results.
•    Requires excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Ability to effectively communicate and multi-task.
•    Advanced experience in Designed Experimental (DOE) procedures and statistical methods desirable.

Requisition id: 34178 

Relocation: Yes  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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WHY WORK AT SEALED AIR?

It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.


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