INVISTA operates airbag facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Centered in Kingston, our Airbag Research and Development team is focused on delivering and commercializing innovative solutions to the global business. The Research and Development Team has recently delivered the Open Road ™ Fabric innovation.
With today’s ever-increasing rate of change, we are transforming our R&D to be a competitive advantage for INVISTA, creating superior value through rapidly delivering customer solutions. Utilizing advance development facilities in Kingston, the role will focus on delivering innovative technical solutions to our global business and manufacturing facilities. R&D will drive value through disciplined application, innovation, rapid experimentation and critical economic thinking.
We are looking for a Research and Development Scientist that is technology-driven and who continually develop new capabilities consistent with their innate abilities and evolving business needs.
Check out the New Website: https://www.openroadfabric.com/
What You Will Do In Your Role
Stay abreast of the competitive landscape and external polymer and fiber production and textile world as sources of insight and inspiration
Identify and propose innovative research projects that will provide competitive advantage and have significant value creation potential
Deliver innovative solutions against business opportunities through planning and relationships with global teams, commercial development teams and operations
Conduct research and perform experiments using our advanced development facilities
Perform root cause analysis and critical thinking to develop a point of view on market opportunities and risks
Plan and execute laboratory and semi-works testing that demonstrates the commercial viability of new technologies that improve and broaden the product lines
Support technology scale-up and commercialization in global production facilities
Build strong collaborative relationships with researchers and technicians as well and manufacturing and business leaders
Execute responsibilities with excellence in EHS and compliance
Mentor and support coworkers to enhance their overall productivity and effectiveness.
The Experience You Will Bring
Degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or Material Science
At least 3 years of Industrial Research
Interest in textile and fiber applications
Experience with statistical and data analysis
What Will Put You Ahead
Graduate level in Engineering, Chemical, Material Science or related discipline
5+ years of industrial experience in polymer, fibre or fabric processing
Experience in research and development of a wide range of materials or polymers
Experience in simulating elements of the semi-works and plant operations, including steady-state, dynamic, and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models