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Scientist at 2010 Ferro Corporation U.S. in Independence, Ohio

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Pursuing novel ways to solve challenges is what drives the people of Ferro. It’s what makes us a leading functional coatings and color solutions provider with worldwide reach. It’s what makes us a career destination for the brightest minds. And it’s why we’re trusted by customers to be a catalyst for achieving exceptional performance.

Our values center on customer focus, accountability, innovative thinking, and collaboration.  These values are core to the way we operate around the world, and we believe they fuel our success.

We’re always looking for new associates to join our team of innovative thinkers, committed to delivering performance and helping us achieve our vision.

Job Description 



Summary:  Conceive, plan and conduct laboratory research aimed at discovery of new materials, processes and improved technology in support of Ferro’s growth in various businesses.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Perform long and short range planning of assigned projects.

  • Act as a technical lead in assigned projects and work collaboratively with associates.

  • Work collaboratively in other research projects (lead by other associates) and provide physics based analysis and insight.

  • Initiate new projects in Independence R&D labs with realistic technical relevance to Ferro.

  • Continually contribute to Ferro’s IP – both patent applications as well as generating trade secrets.

  • Act as lead scientist in characterization of materials through SEM/EDAX or XRD..

  • Recommend new analytical equipment and develop techniques for materials characterization.

  • Follows all laboratory and safety procedures

    Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree (MS or Ph.D.) in Materials Science/Engineering or chemistry or equivalent scientific field

  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial/academic R&D experience or equivalent, with proven record of sustained contribution in one or more fields of chemistry, materials science, thick film pastes, rheology or formulations development.

  • Experience in thick film screen printable pastes formulations and/or glass materials development is a plus

  • Proven track record of taking projects to completion through industrial or academic projects.

  • Hands on experience (through related projects) in operating advanced characterization tools such as SEM/EDAX, TEM, XRD or Auger Spectroscopy or ellipsometer or high frequency devices

  • Troubleshooting and fixing advanced characterization tools will be a plus

  • Work experience in products scale up will be a plus

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and report writing/editing skills

  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment

  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Self-motivated and curious to learn new things

    Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:   This position shall maintain compliance with all Federal, State and Local Environmental, Health & Safety Regulations, at all times.  The employee in this position shall maintain compliance with all Ferro Safety Standards as well as EHS rules/requirements of the site at all times. 


    This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.


US - Independence, OH

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