Entry Level Applications Engineer
MeadWestvaco - Charleston, SC

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The Applications Engineer will provide technical support to promote the use and sale of specialty chemical products into the carbon technologies application areas, specifically products for automotive evaporative emissions control. In this role, the candidate will have the responsibility for operation of laboratory, pilot, and semi-works test equipment to develop and analyze technical data related to control of evaporative emissions. Technical data, reports, and presentations will be prepared and presented to customers as well as used internally. Initial responsibilities will be training on test equipment in the Automotive Lab in Covington, VA. The candidate will assist in moving the lab in mid/late 2014 to its new location in Charleston, SC. HOW YOU WILL IMPACT MWV

  • Become expert in automotive evaporative emissions control and the use of activated carbon in emissions control
  • Design, install, operate, and maintain automotive evaporative emissions test equipment
  • Design experiments in order to generate data in support of the sale of activated carbon
  • Develop knowledge of activated carbons and their manufacture for liquid and gas-phase applications
  • Obtain process and product development/improvement knowledge to support process improvements and new product developments
  • Travel to customer sites to diagnose, analyze and troubleshoot problems
  • Provide direct customer support on technical and quality issues WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

  • Bachelor or Master level ChE or related field
  • 1+ years (or co-op) experience performing quantitative or qualitative research/development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire for customer contact and service
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a wide range of internal and external contacts
  • Technical knowledge of adsorption highly desired
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally ~ 30%

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