Research Fellow- Neenah Filtration
Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Neenah Paper
In this newly created role, the Research Fellow will support our Industrial Filtration organization. The fellow will primarily focus on automotive filtration products, while having the opportunity to develop Air (HVAC), Gas Turbine, Dust, and other non-automotive filtration products.
Drive development of new and innovative products, addressing challenges and creating solutions for our customers, while expanding Neenah's product portfolio
Recognize market trends and customer requirements in industrial filtration and implement necessary changes in development, quality and production process to deliver differentiated solutions to the customer
Team with manufacturing, quality, and sales efforts to achieve customer expectations and grow sales.
Partner with Leadership and Operations to influence decisions to positively affect overall growth of the filtration business based on A4 and SAT4
Work with customers on product release and customer pilot runs
Provide training and transfer of experience to Appleton salaried leadership and hourly personnel. Ensure the development of all employees to the maximum of their potential
Participate as part of a Global Research and Development (R&D) team
Neenah embraces a Safety Above All culture. In this role you will be a champion for health in safety in our work environment and products.
BS in Paper Science, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry required
10+ years of R&D experience in automotive and industrial filtration (Air/HVAC, Dust, Gas Turbine, etc)
10+ years of experience product design, development and production implementation
Deep technical experience with solvent saturation and wet-laid filter media
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with computer programs necessary for R&D documentation, reporting and communication
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written
Up to 15% travel required for this role (While 15% of travel is typically required, due to COVID-19 non-essential travel is currently suspended.)
Advanced degrees highly preferred
Experience working directly with customers