Georgia Pacific Jobs – Research Associate

Georgia Pacific

Job Description:

At Georgia-Pacific’s Innovation Institute in Neenah, WI, we are committed to meeting our customers’ needs with solutions that involve great design, consistent quality, and demonstrated customer value. We are currently seeking a Research Associate with a specific focus on the tissuemaking creping & coating process and related chemical needs. This role is in Georgia-Pacific’s North American Consumer Products Research & Development Tissuemaking Platform. The Research Associate will create value by evaluating both internally and externally generated creping chemistries and processes that will enable GP to develop new tissue-based consumer products that meet customer needs. They will also improve and expand the company’s process and functional papermaking capabilities, with the same goal in mind. Serving as the Subject Matter Expert for Creping Chemistry, they will communicate needs to suppliers and evaluate the proposed solutions they develop. They will also ensure that the production process is ramped up effectively and the end product meets customer standards. We seek creative and inventive individuals who can work independently and collaboratively as Principled Entrepreneurs™ to conceptualize and profitably translate ideas into successful marketplace options.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the organization through developing Intellectual Property strategies that include landscape investigation, invention disclosures and patent applications
  • Propose and conduct research projects to address operation’s needs, product development projects, or future need states of tissue-based consumer products
  • Lead projects and support group goals, identify and proactively address problems by executing experiments that pursue new technology, analyze data with a creative and open-minded approach and communicate results to R&D management, external vendors, and mill operations in a timely and effective way
  • Manage multiple projects that include both internal development and external collaborations
  • Develop knowledge processes for creping technology that will improve the product or process by fine tuning product formulations or manufacturing processes to ensure end products meet quality and cost goals
  • Support scale-up trials and troubleshooting within production facilities

Job Requirements:

  • Experience and knowledge of Yankee coatings or other process and functional papermaking chemicals
  • Experience in pilot and production ramp up of new chemicals or new technologies
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Paper Science, Chemistry, or Engineering
  • Advanced degree (M.S. or PhD) in Paper Science, Chemistry, or Engineering.
  • Experience and knowledge of the tissuemaking process
  • Experience in product development or industrial work in a papermaking or a chemical R&D environment
  • Five (5) or more years of industrial work in a papermaking or chemical R&D environment

Job Details:

Company: Georgia Pacific

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Appleton, WI, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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