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PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing professional development opportunities.

We are a $3 billion world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 70+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.

Job Summary


The R&D/Innovation Chemist is responsible for supporting existing and developing new screen printing ink products.  In addition, the R&D/Innovation Chemist will support manufacturing operations, quality control and the application laboratories where appropriate. 


Essential Functions

  • Formulate new products based on customer, company and market needs and opportunities
  • Support Sales and Marketing to translate customer needs into product specifications
  • Lab bench work formulating and testing as necessary for successful completion of projects.
  • Engage with raw material vendors to understand new materials and market trends
  • Maintain accurate product development records and data files
  • Provide regular reports on results and activities
  • Assist in the scale up process from pilot to commercial production.
  • Develop a working knowledge of available analytical and physical testing equipment
  • Recommend procurement of new equipment that is necessary for successful project completion.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment

  • Required to travel overnight (less than 25%)

  • Other projects/duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

·     BS degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or related science as well as 5+ years of experience in Ink R&D or Coatings R&D

·     Experience must include hands on formulation experience of new products from idea to

·     Experience in plastisol, silicone and/or aqueous chemistry



Additional Qualifications

·     Knowledge of statistical methods (e.g. Six Sigma, Design of Experiment, Gauge studies) and their application in formulation chemistry

·     Ability to analyze, interpret and manipulate data in MSExcel, Minitab or other statistical software

·     Ability to communicate, present and report results using MSPowerpoint

·     Ability to differentiate color nuances by eye

·     Previous knowledge and experience in screen printing applications an advantage



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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