Celgard LLC Career Opportunities
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As part of coursework or work experience: Laboratory processes and procedures
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Development Lab Technician
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Increase Your Knowledge, Experience and Lab Skills in a Growth-Oriented Environment

Work with existing cutting-edge products and help create new concepts for the future.

This position offers you the opportunity to build your career by expanding your skills, experience, and knowledge in our lab focused on coating technology. Whether you have a year or two of professional lab experience or you are a recent grad with a strong internship, this could be the ideal role for you. You will combine an open mind with a background in Chemistry or a closely related discipline to: Celgard® is a global leader in the development and production of high-performance membrane separators. Our products are used in a broad range of energy storage applications including rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, disposable lithium batteries and specialty energy storage. With more than 40 years of market-leading research, development, and manufacturing, Celgard delivers highly-engineered products with proven quality and performance.

Pictured: advancements in Li-ion battery technology have charged the EDV industry. 

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualifications for this role, you will be legally authorized to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a Visa transfer of Visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Development Lab Technician opportunity, you should also have:
  • A bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline such as chemistry or polymer chemistry preferred  Quick question for you - click here
  • 1 to 2 years of lab experience in an analytical or R&D environment; professional experience is preferred but we will also strong internships
  • Experience with data collection and data analysis
  • Familiarity with lab equipment, including chemical handling procedures  Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience in organic synthesis, polymerization, or materials science is a plus
  • Experience in chemical formulation is a plus
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • The ability to understand and comply with environmental, health, and safety (EHS) requirements and best practices; a commitment to safety
  • The ability to physically wear and utilize personal protective equipment such as gloves and safety glasses
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 
In addition, you will have demonstrated:
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently
  • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Good attendance
  • Attention to detail
You will work a Monday-Friday day shift. Typically, the day shift is 8-5, but there is some flexibility if needed (up to +/- 1 hour in either direction). You will work a set schedule.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Applications Supervisor, as Development Technician, you will work with and support the Coating R&D team including the Technical Manager, to whom you'll indirectly report, three engineers and yourself. You will support coating R&D by utilizing lab coating equipment and helping with formulation work in order to execute experimental programs. You must be able to maintain constant quality awareness and be able to apply chemical knowledge while formulating and coating. Quick question for you - click here
More specifically, you will:
  • Support coating engineers with development of chemical formulations and product testing
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures, safety procedures, and environmental practices
  • Manage chemical inventory and laboratory supplies
  • Develop SOP’s and specifications for project equipment
  • Conduct technical studies
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new tests and procedures
  • Be responsible for sample submissions, data collection, and compiling data for analysis  Quick question for you - click here
  • Maintain quality checks on safety and cleanliness of laboratory
  • Perform other duties as requested by management
This is a newer and growing area for Celgard which compliments our battery separator technology and supports Electric Drive Vehicles and other applications. Because you will come in as an entry-level Development Lab Technician, you'll find that there is a lot a learn. You'll learn about Celgard, our processes and procedures as well as coating technology. It will be essential to remain open, flexible and adaptable as you take on new skills and responsibilities. You'll also be committed to keeping Celgard technology and information confidential. 

Note: This description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Why Celgard

Innovative environment
We are proud of being one of the best companies in our industry and #1 in the world for the dry process. The market for Lithium batteries is growing fast and the demand is soaring, especially with the strength of the electric vehicle market. You will enjoy a robust R&D environment including an R&D team of 40+ highly collaborative and talented individuals. In time, you will work with a range of collaborative individuals in a creative atmosphere, possibly even interacting with the team at our parent company in Japan.

Professional development 
We are always looking for talent with the bandwidth to grow. The role of Development Lab Technician is a role with a great many training and learning opportunities. We also employ a rigorous employee planning process each year to help you clarify and work toward your career goals.

Broad applications 
Our product line is used in a diverse number of applications in robust markets, including laptops, cell phones, digital cameras, EDVs and more. You can feel pride knowing that your efforts will support the safety of our battery separators.

Research & development 
At Celgard, we continuously enhance the design and functionality of our battery separators through significant research and development. We take pride in our teams of scientists, engineers, and technical specialists, who enable us to remain a market leader in technology advancement.

Competitive compensation
In addition to a competitive wage, we offer a strong and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a prescription drug program; a 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts; vacation and holiday pay; educational assistance; and more.

Keys to Success

To excel in this role you will hold yourself to high standards and bring a strong work ethic. We'll provide you with clear expectations and direct and honest feedback, and you will bring self-motivation and the initiative to learn. The team travels frequently, so you should be comfortable and effective working independently.

Your technical knowledge will be essential but your interpersonal skills also will be important. You must be able to mesh with the team and communicate effectively in person and virtually, as well as build strong relationships.   

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Development Lab Technician, you will:
  • Pay close attention to detail 
  • Maintain constant quality awareness
  • Manage multiple activities effectively
  • Remain flexible and adaptable as priorities change.
  • Be highly organized and able to multi-task multiple projects and activities

About Us

With more than 40 years of experience in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of high-performance membrane separators, Celgard is a recognized leader among lithium battery material suppliers, delivering outstanding product performance, reliable supply, technical solutions, and global business support. Our exceptional leadership team has years of experience in our markets and is comprised of recognized visionaries in battery and separator design and manufacturing. The entire Celgard team is dedicated to providing premium products and services to help our customers build the best batteries for today's and tomorrow's applications.

Celgard provides worldwide business support with sales and technical service team members located throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. Manufacturing operations are located in the USA, China, and Korea. We are ideally positioned to serve the just-in-time needs of a global market. We have a global network of distribution partners who provide personal assistance with our customers' procurement needs. These authorized distributors are a great asset to our world-class product supply chain.

A career at Celgard provides opportunities for challenge and advancement. Our goal is to create an environment where all employees can excel, grow, and perform to their highest potential, providing value and service to our customers and the communities in which we operate.

Celgard is part of Polypore International, Inc., a global high-technology filtration company specializing in microporous membranes. Also based in Charlotte, NC, Polypore International, Inc., operates in ten countries serving six continents.

Increase Your Knowledge, Experience and Lab Skills in a Growth-Oriented Environment

Work with existing cutting-edge products and help create new concepts for the future.

This position offers you the opportunity to build your career by expanding your skills, experience, and knowledge in our lab focused on coating technology. Whether you have a year or two of professional lab experience or you are a recent grad with a strong internship, this could be the ideal role for you. You will combine an open mind with a background in Chemistry or a closely related discipline to: Celgard® is a global leader in the development and production of high-performance membrane separators. Our products are used in a broad range of energy storage applications including rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, disposable lithium batteries and specialty energy storage. With more than 40 years of market-leading research, development, and manufacturing, Celgard delivers highly-engineered products with proven quality and performance.

Pictured: advancements in Li-ion battery technology have charged the EDV industry. 

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualifications for this role, you will be legally authorized to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a Visa transfer of Visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Development Lab Technician opportunity, you should also have:
  • A bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline such as chemistry or polymer chemistry preferred  Quick question for you - click here
  • 1 to 2 years of lab experience in an analytical or R&D environment; professional experience is preferred but we will also strong internships
  • Experience with data collection and data analysis
  • Familiarity with lab equipment, including chemical handling procedures  Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience in organic synthesis, polymerization, or materials science is a plus
  • Experience in chemical formulation is a plus
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • The ability to understand and comply with environmental, health, and safety (EHS) requirements and best practices; a commitment to safety
  • The ability to physically wear and utilize personal protective equipment such as gloves and safety glasses
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 
In addition, you will have demonstrated:
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently
  • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Good attendance
  • Attention to detail
You will work a Monday-Friday day shift. Typically, the day shift is 8-5, but there is some flexibility if needed (up to +/- 1 hour in either direction). You will work a set schedule.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Applications Supervisor, as Development Technician, you will work with and support the Coating R&D team including the Technical Manager, to whom you'll indirectly report, three engineers and yourself. You will support coating R&D by utilizing lab coating equipment and helping with formulation work in order to execute experimental programs. You must be able to maintain constant quality awareness and be able to apply chemical knowledge while formulating and coating. Quick question for you - click here
More specifically, you will:
  • Support coating engineers with development of chemical formulations and product testing
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures, safety procedures, and environmental practices
  • Manage chemical inventory and laboratory supplies
  • Develop SOP’s and specifications for project equipment
  • Conduct technical studies
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new tests and procedures
  • Be responsible for sample submissions, data collection, and compiling data for analysis  Quick question for you - click here
  • Maintain quality checks on safety and cleanliness of laboratory
  • Perform other duties as requested by management
This is a newer and growing area for Celgard which compliments our battery separator technology and supports Electric Drive Vehicles and other applications. Because you will come in as an entry-level Development Lab Technician, you'll find that there is a lot a learn. You'll learn about Celgard, our processes and procedures as well as coating technology. It will be essential to remain open, flexible and adaptable as you take on new skills and responsibilities. You'll also be committed to keeping Celgard technology and information confidential. 

Note: This description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Why Celgard

Innovative environment
We are proud of being one of the best companies in our industry and #1 in the world for the dry process. The market for Lithium batteries is growing fast and the demand is soaring, especially with the strength of the electric vehicle market. You will enjoy a robust R&D environment including an R&D team of 40+ highly collaborative and talented individuals. In time, you will work with a range of collaborative individuals in a creative atmosphere, possibly even interacting with the team at our parent company in Japan.

Professional development 
We are always looking for talent with the bandwidth to grow. The role of Development Lab Technician is a role with a great many training and learning opportunities. We also employ a rigorous employee planning process each year to help you clarify and work toward your career goals.

Broad applications 
Our product line is used in a diverse number of applications in robust markets, including laptops, cell phones, digital cameras, EDVs and more. You can feel pride knowing that your efforts will support the safety of our battery separators.

Research & development 
At Celgard, we continuously enhance the design and functionality of our battery separators through significant research and development. We take pride in our teams of scientists, engineers, and technical specialists, who enable us to remain a market leader in technology advancement.

Competitive compensation
In addition to a competitive wage, we offer a strong and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a prescription drug program; a 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts; vacation and holiday pay; educational assistance; and more.

Keys to Success

To excel in this role you will hold yourself to high standards and bring a strong work ethic. We'll provide you with clear expectations and direct and honest feedback, and you will bring self-motivation and the initiative to learn. The team travels frequently, so you should be comfortable and effective working independently.

Your technical knowledge will be essential but your interpersonal skills also will be important. You must be able to mesh with the team and communicate effectively in person and virtually, as well as build strong relationships.   

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Development Lab Technician, you will:
  • Pay close attention to detail 
  • Maintain constant quality awareness
  • Manage multiple activities effectively
  • Remain flexible and adaptable as priorities change.
  • Be highly organized and able to multi-task multiple projects and activities

About Us

With more than 40 years of experience in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of high-performance membrane separators, Celgard is a recognized leader among lithium battery material suppliers, delivering outstanding product performance, reliable supply, technical solutions, and global business support. Our exceptional leadership team has years of experience in our markets and is comprised of recognized visionaries in battery and separator design and manufacturing. The entire Celgard team is dedicated to providing premium products and services to help our customers build the best batteries for today's and tomorrow's applications.

Celgard provides worldwide business support with sales and technical service team members located throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. Manufacturing operations are located in the USA, China, and Korea. We are ideally positioned to serve the just-in-time needs of a global market. We have a global network of distribution partners who provide personal assistance with our customers' procurement needs. These authorized distributors are a great asset to our world-class product supply chain.

A career at Celgard provides opportunities for challenge and advancement. Our goal is to create an environment where all employees can excel, grow, and perform to their highest potential, providing value and service to our customers and the communities in which we operate.

Celgard is part of Polypore International, Inc., a global high-technology filtration company specializing in microporous membranes. Also based in Charlotte, NC, Polypore International, Inc., operates in ten countries serving six continents.
Celgard LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at jkern@dtoolbox.com.
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