Avient R&D Chemist Jobs

Avient R&D Chemist Jobs

Job Title: R&D Chemist

Job Location: Plot No. F-27, MIDC, Ranjangaon, Taluka – Shirur, Pune, India, 412220.

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced R&D Chemist/Engineer, with a strong understanding of core chemistry to modify polymer performance, as part of Avient’s research and development team. The R&D Chemist/Engineer will be responsible for the research and development of sustainable polymer solutions that create value for our customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct work in a safe, ethical and collaborative manner.
  • Support the development of products and technologies within existing and new markets.
  • Help drive innovation that enriches Avient’s intellectual property portfolio.
  • Use statistical methods to drive experimentation and data interpretation.
  • Communicate and engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Other duties as and when required.


Education and Experience:


  • M.Sc / M.Tech./B.Tech in Chemistry, Polymer Science/Engineering, Material Science.
  • One year of experience of industrial or academic research in the fields of either chemistry, petrochemicals, plastics, coatings, adhesives, rubber, polymer formulation, composites, or polymer processing.
  • Knowledge & experience of polymer characterization/analysis.
  • Strong team working and communication skills.
  • Strong competencies in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience of designing and conducting experiments.


  • At least three years of industrial experience in the fields of chemistry, petrochemicals, plastics, coatings, adhesives, rubber, polymer formulation, composites, or polymer processing.
  • Prior experience of a technical role within a corporate innovation/R&D environment.
  • Knowledge & experience of analytical characterization techniques for rheological, mechanical and thermal properties of polymers.
  • Knowledge of the chemistry behind polymer stabilization and reaction pathways.
  • Working knowledge of polymer processes including compounding with twin-screw extruders, injection molding, and extrusion-blow-molding.
  • Experience in executing DOEs, and knowledge of relevant statistical software (StatEase, Minitab, SigmaPro, or similar).

Essential Competencies:

  • The candidate will be required to present data and concepts to internal and external stakeholders regularly. Therefore, they must possess excellent presentation and communication skills and be comfortable with public speaking.
  • The candidate must demonstrate excellent organizational skills required to develop detailed experimental plans.
  • The candidate must be collaborative and work effectively across cross-functional teams to drive projects from lab-to-commercial scale.
  • The ideal candidate is an independent thinker and self-motivated to address technical challenges.

Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business. These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles while supporting individual and career development.

Physical Demands:

The demands of the position that on-site Job 6 days a week must be met by an employee to successfully perform all essential duties and responsibilities of the job.

  • Ability to speak/hear clearly to communicate by phone or in person.
  • Ability to frequently stand, sit, and walk.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Work Environment:

The characteristics listed below are representative of the work environment typically encountered by an individual while performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Requires the use of safety equipment as dictated by the work area such as safety glasses and shoes, dust mask, hard hat, respirator, face shield, hearing protection, chemical suit, gloves, aprons, etc. Work is inside, and the typical noise level is loud. Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.

EH&S Requirements:

Avient integrates EH&S into all aspects of our operations. Each position at Avient is responsible for complying with all applicable EH&S requirements. Additionally, employees and management are responsible for reporting all EH&S incidents immediately to ensure we keep EH&S a priority within the organization.

  • Security includes physical security and cybersecurity.
  • Typical work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate.


Avient R&D Chemist Jobs

About Avient:

Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

  • Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure, and outdoor sports.
  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy.
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass, and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint.
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation, and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility.

Avient employs approximately 10,000 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, and certified Great Place to Work®. For more information, visit www.avient.com.


At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE, and Pride to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.

At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation, or advancement are based solely on a person’s qualifications, abilities, experience, and performance.

Avient R&D Chemist Jobs


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