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Research and Development/Technical
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Required Skills:

  • Advanced degree in engineering or chemistry in a polymers or materials field of study, with a Ph.D strongly preferred.
  • Requires working knowledge of polymers, either in synthesis or modification, formulation development and polymer processing like extrusion and injection molding.
  • Ability to develop and expand an understanding and knowledge of Geon’s vinyl products and raw materials.
  • Use of design of experiment techniques and other statistical tests.
  • Individuals in this position must have the ability to actively listen to customers, both internal and external, efficiently identify problem statements and implement solutions in a timely and customer focused manner.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Must have the ability to ask probing questions to truly understand product and market opportunities and to apply these customer technical requirements in the development effort.
  • Ability to handle large quantities of projects and to multi-task.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Must be able to function effectively in a team and matrix environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • PVC experience is desirable but not required.
  • 5-7 yrs. of related experience in industry, working on product or formulation development.
  • Demonstrated success in new product development and launches.
  • Publication of technical papers in industry conferences.
  • Granted patents a plus.


Work Environment
The characteristics listed below are representative of the work environment typically encountered by an individual while performing the essential duties of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Requires the use of safety equipment as dictated by the work area such as safety glasses and shoes, dust mask, hard hat, respirator, face shield, hearing protection, chemical suit, gloves, aprons, etc.
  • Work is inside and the individual is exposed to a normal lab environment.
  • Occasionally work in a manufacturing environment where the noise level is loud.
  • The individual will be required to work extensively at a computer screen and will, at times, sit at a desk for extended periods.
  • Must be able to travel by car or airplane.
We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k).  
PolyOne Corporation is a drug free workplace.  PolyOne is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable state and local law. #LI-KF1

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