at Air Liquide USA LLC in Newark, Delaware, United States
Located in Newark, DE.
World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3,6 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.
Entity and activity description
Air Liquide R&D centers, hosting a wide range of competencies, support the Group in achieving the highest level of excellence in the technologies it provides to its customers. The Delaware Innovation Campus (ICD) in Newark, DE provides innovation and technical support to Air Liquide's businesses and markets in the Americas and worldwide.
Our Delaware Innovation Campus, inaugurated in 2007, leads research and technology initiatives in 8 scientific and engineering disciplines. With researchers from 21 different countries, the Campus had the distinction of being named to the 2015 Philly Top Workplaces by the Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com and cited in 2016 by the Delaware Business Times as one of "13 Cool Companies in Delaware." In 2017 we celebrated our 10th anniversary in Delaware and over 3,600 days without a recordable accident! In 2018 we celebrated 10 years of accident-free operations.
The Materials Design, and Manufacturing group supports growth of Air Liquide business through development of materials and technologies applied to gas separations, membranes, and advanced manufacturing processes. The research engineer will support projects involving gas separations and associated materials and technologies for the production, purification, and use of industrial gases.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as a safety role model; promotes a high level of safety awareness and continuous improvement in safety practices.
Contributes technically to R&D projects involving separation technologies for gas production and purification in support of Air Liquide's business.
Participates in the design, assembly, operation, and maintenance of experimental test equipment.
Collects, analyzes, documents and communicates results of experimental testing.
Executes experiments to meet R&D deliverables in a timely manner.
Solves problems and participates in workgroups to provide expertise and technical support to operations, business teams, and customers.
Proposes innovative solutions and technical methods; supports development of intellectual property.
Builds competency and transfers know-how to others.
Qualifications & Competencies
Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science/Engineering, or related discipline
Demonstrates strong process and operational safety behavior at all times, with experience in industrial production and R&D environments
General knowledge of: polymer chemistry and materials science, materials characterization tools and methods (e.g., GC, FTIR, TGA, DSC, viscometers), and practical experience with analytical instruments and sensors
Familiarity with gas handling and industrial piping system design and operation
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Ability to work autonomously and handle multiple tasks concurrently; time management is key
Capable of setting up and operating equipment (gallon-size mixers, pumps, spinning equipment) safely to perform experimental tests
Ability to develop practical, simple, and implementable solutions to problems
Ability to work effectively in a team setting and international environment
Driven to achieve results and meet project objectives
3+ years of hands-on experience with membrane fiber production processes, including: polymeric fiber spinning (including composite fiber technology), polymeric fiber coating (including composite fiber technology), spinning and coating solution preparation, and operation of industrial membrane fiber production equipment, for spinning and coating
Master's degree in related discipline
Experience working in R&D environment and/or with R&D teams
Spinning of polymeric hollow fiber membranes
Coating of polymer hollow fiber membranes
Operation of "pilot" testing equipment (i.e., beyond bench-scale,... For full info follow application link.
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