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Scientist / Engineer - Microscopist - Richmond, VA

Scientist / Engineer - Microscopist - Richmond, VA

Richmond / Virginia / United States

About WestRock
About WestRock WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Scientist / Engineer - Microscopist - Richmond, VA


501 South 5th St
Richmond, Virginia, 23219-0501
United States

Career Opportunity

We have a great opportunity for a Scientist / Engineer - Microscopist in Richmond, VA

How you will impact WestRock

  • Knowledge, skills, tenacity, dependability, product and process understanding and dedication to the team solution process, as well as hard work with an innovative / creative approach. 
  • To be recognized as a subject matter expert in microscopy & surface analysis.  The following bullet points are examples of focus and responsibilities and contributions that would be typical.
  • Develop an increased depth in Microscopy, Surface Analysis, Image analysis, Converting and Paperboard Operations.  Solid knowledge of theory and concepts of electron imaging and energy dispersive spectroscopy.
  • Direct involvement with other Researchers, Scientists, Engineers, Marketing and Sales in the manner of testing and analysis needed to solve their problems and understand the competition.  Consistently complete customer requests in a timely manner, including direct interaction with our customers and writing the final reports. Able to manage simultaneous work streams regularly with direct participation in over 150 requests and reports per year.
  • Take initiative to improve and develop methods of sample preparation which are critical to getting the best results in Microscopy and Confocal Raman analysis.  Provide training for the ESEM, sample prep and maintenance.  Learn the surface analysis capabilities of the LaserScan Profiler (Solarius), expanding the current usage rate.   

What you need to succeed

  • BS in Science or Engineering (plus 2-5 years of experience required), MS preferred
  • Ability to analyze samples and interpret results under minimal supervision, using a variety of analytical instrumentation, including, but not limited to Light Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Microtomy, Elemental Analysis, Image Analysis, statistics, physical and surface testing (such as profilometry)
  • Familiarity or working knowledge in chemistry.
  • Familiarity with printing and converting operations and processes.  Build and maintain relationships by supporting manufacturing and converting efforts in production, quality issues and process evaluation to increase profitability.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel
  • Strong aptitude for problem solving and the ability to function well as a team member in a fast paced, customer demanding lab environment. 
  • Ability to Provide input and assistance to help solve multi-level problems or develop complex processes in a highly innovative culture.
  • Serve as team member of Safety Committee; inspect labs and equipment monthly.
  • Participate in laboratory housekeeping to keep environment safe and clean.
  • Provide high value results in terms of relevant data, analysis and recommendations to the strategic business units and R&D project leaders – good communicator.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

What we offer

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

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