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Research Associate

Company: Cabot Corporation
Location: Billerica
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

Your Role at Cabot This position is an exciting opportunity for a research associate to work with engineers on new product development as well as process optimization projects. This role will include providing experimental support and product characterization for key projects within Process Development Group of Performance Additives R&D. The successful candidate will be responsible for working closely with our development team to build, own and maintain pilot plant equipment/ unit operations, produce new chemically or physically modified silica, carbon products (e.g., carbon black and other carbon nanostructures), and perform characterization analysis to help assess the performance properties of these materials. This provides a great opportunity for a mechanically inclined candidate who has preferably gained experience working within an industrial setting. How You Will Make an Impact Works as an integral team member to build pilot plant equipment involving mechanical assembly under the supervision of process engineers. Performs laboratory/pilot plant work safely and skillfully. Develop good understanding of the equipment and processes. Assist in the planning and execution of development trials targeted at producing new products. Follow plan as laid out by project leader. Works under close supervision in performing routine chemical laboratory tests in support of product and/or applications research. Keeps notes and enters data to database. Familiarity with process control and able to operate from control screens. Work with team to identify and understand trends and develop key learnings and communicate them to project team. Adheres to all intellectual property standards throughout area of responsibility. Supports efforts to implement and maintain the Responsible Care Management System in line with the requirements of the RC14001 technical specification, as applicable to the site/region. What You Will Bring to Cabot General understanding of laboratory terminology, equipment, and testing procedures. Safety consciousness and awareness of laboratory safety practices. Basic math skills with some fundamental understanding of mechanical concepts and material properties. Demonstrated mechanical skills: Knowledge of methods and tools needed to build and/or modify equipment under direction of engineering team. Applies knowledge in performing basic or routine assignments. Willingness to learn. Follow directions with complicated procedures. Good communication skills. Flexibility & adaptability. Work in Team Environment. Some computer knowledge - WORD & EXCEL Experience building and operating equipment within an industrial environment. Ability to lift heavy items and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. / 22.7 kg. Secondary degree with a minimum of 2 years related experience, OR Associates degree in technical discipline, ideally with 1 years related experience, OR Post-secondary degree in technical discipline (Bachelor's/University) PDN-95fcabc2-bccb-4d21-9f2b-cba0a4f9e5c6

Keywords: Cabot Corporation, Billerica , Research Associate, Other , Billerica, Massachusetts

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