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TAPPI Industry Career Center: Rayonier Advanced Materials Seeks Scientist

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Rayonier Advanced Materials is the leading global supplier of high-purity, cellulose specialties products, a natural polymer for the chemical industry. Working closely with its customers, the company engineers natural polymeric chemical chains to create dozens of customized high-purity performance fibers at its U.S. plants in Florida and Georgia.
 
Rayonier Advanced Materials’ intellectual property and manufacturing processes have been developed over 85 years, resulting in unique properties and very high quality and consistency. The company’s facilities can produce up to 675,000 metric tons of cellulose specialties products for use in a wide range of industrial and consumer products such as filters, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
 
Rayonier Advanced Materials is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 exporters and delivers products to 79 ports around the world, serving customers in 20 countries across five continents.
 
The scientist position provides scale-up support for research and development projects in the Cellulose Specialties business of Performance Fibers. Scope includes project management, designing and conducting experiments, developing PFDs and P&IDs, and conducting pilot and plant trials while working closely with other R&D and technical personnel.          
 
Required Qualifications:
  • Chemical or Industrial Engineering degree required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in pulp and paper, chemical or related industry. 
  • Project management skills essential.
  • Industrial scale-up experience desirable.
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner. 
  • Excellent leadership, communication, time management and interpersonal skills.
The company’s facilities can produce up to 675,000 metric tons of cellulose specialties products for use in a wide range of industrial and consumer products such as filters, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Rayonier Advanced Materials is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 exporters and delivers products to 79 ports around the world, serving customers in 20 countries across five continents.
 
 
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