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TAPPI Industry Career Center: Enzymatic Deinking Technologies, LLC seeks Research & Development Chemist

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TAPPI Industry Career Center: Enzymatic Deinking Technologies, LLC seeks Research & Development Chemist 

EDT is a bio-industrial, value-added manufacturer of enzyme chemistries using biologically produced enzymes from renewable resources to solve traditional pulp & paper industry problems.
 
EDT’s customized enzyme-based treatments can improve upon or replace traditional chemistries and have superior performance and environmental benefits.
 
Consulting and selling internationally to the world’s leading pulp and paper manufacturers, EDT’s customized applications and consulting approach help mills reduce total costs, improve pulp quality, streamline mill operations, and enable environmental compliance.
 
Founded in 1994, EDT’s mission is to be the worldwide leader in providing enzyme-based solutions to problems and opportunities of the pulp and paper industry. EDT is committed to the concept that enzymes provide the best alternative for addressing issues for an industry based on natural materials.
 
Job Description: 
  • R&D Chemist will perform laboratory-based experiments according to company protocols, develop new methods and procedures, and perform data analysis.
  • R&D Chemist is responsible for identifying the technical challenges to applying EDT’s technology for specific customers, for providing technical answers and implementing them at the customer’s facility.
  • R&D Chemist will work closely with other members of EDT's product management, production, and management on issues relating to the development of products and the ongoing provisioning of technical service.
Specific Responsibilities: 
  • Gather information and identify technical issues for customer/EDT
  • Perform laboratory evaluations of EDT’s products and help identify the best solutions
  • Perform lab experiments aimed at better understanding and improved application of EDT products
  • Perform data analysis of a mill’s performance and correlate cause and effect to understand EDT technology’s impact
  • Develop laboratory methods and procedures that lead toward improved application development
  • Be flexible to support the varied needs of a growing company.
Key Skill Areas: 
  • Technical knowledge
  • Standard lab protocols
  • Experimental design
  • Math and statistical analysis
  • Organic chemistry
  • Pulp and paper knowledge is a plus
  • Computer skills
  • Spreadsheet, word processing, graphics presentation generation
  • Data analysis
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Listening - understanding stated and implied issues and concerns
  • Persuasive communication skills
  • Effective email/voice mail communication
  • Time management.
 Job Qualifications: 
  • Technical undergraduate degree required: chemistry, enzymology, pulp and paper science, biology or other life science degrees
  • 1 to 3 years of chemistry laboratory experience in an industrial setting
  • Experience in a position where individual gained knowledge of pulp and paper mills or other plant operations is beneficial.
About Enzymatic Deinking Technologies LLC
 
EDT is a bio-industrial company that uses biologically produced enzymes from renewable resources to solve traditional industrial problems. EDT’s mission is to be the worldwide leader in providing enzyme-based solutions to problems and opportunities of the pulp and paper industry. EDT is committed to the concept that enzymes provide the best alternative for addressing issues for an industry based on natural materials. EDT is a value-added manufacturer of customized enzyme-based treatments that improve upon or replace traditional chemistries. Our formulations deliver superior performance and environmental benefits. EDT offers customized applications to reduce total mill costs, improve pulp quality, streamline mill operations, and enable environmental compliance. EDT was founded in 1994, is headquartered in Norcross, Ga., and sells internationally to a variety of pulp and paper manufacturers.
 
 
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