Novelis - Kennesaw, GA

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Novelis (

) is the world leader in aluminum rolling, producing an estimated 17 percent of the world's flat-rolled aluminum products. We are the No. 1 rolled products producer in Europe and South America, and the No. 2 producer in both North America and Asia.

With industry-leading assets and technology, we produce the highest-quality aluminum sheet and foil products for customers in high-value markets including automotive, transportation, packaging, construction and printing. Our customers include major brands such as Anheuser-Busch, Ball, Coca-Cola, Crown Cork & Seal, Ford, General Motors, Pactiv, Rexam, Ryerson Tull, Tetra Pak , ThyssenKrupp and others.

Novelis is also the world leader in the recycling of used aluminum beverage cans. Annually, we recycle around 40 billion used beverage cans -- enough to circle the earth more than 100 times.

Novelis is globally positioned, operating in 11 countries with approximately 11,600 employees. The company reported revenue of $10.6 billion in its 2011 fiscal year.

At our global R&T center in Kennesaw, GA, we are currently looking of for a technologist who will work in our coatings lab.

The technologist will be involved in a wide range of work to assist with the characterization, development and issue resolution process related to coated aluminum products. Their main responsibilities will be the application of coatings to aluminum sheet or foil, drying / curing the coatings in lab-scale equipment, characterization of the coated material using several techniques and test methods, and development of new analytical methods for characterization of coatings.

Other responsibilities include:
Specialist technical work aimed at solving technical operating problems, improving processes, and developing products or characterizing materials behavior

Within a larger project team, this role will be given individual responsibility to design and carry out specific, key programs of work with a scope and complexity determined by knowledge and experience

Successful candidates will have broad practical experience of experimental techniques and/or methods aligned to the application, processing and evaluation of polymer coatings on metal surfaces, preferable on aluminum

They will have good communication skills, both oral and written, and will be able to conduct and report on their work with minimal supervision

A flexible response to evolving projects needs and the ability to thrive in a team environment will be key assets. At times technologists may be asked to act as a company-wide resource in their area of expertise


5 years experience working in a laboratory setting

Experience with Coatings Application & Testing

Ability to read and understand technical documents

Prior experience with aluminum is highly desired but not essential

Technical college degree or bachelor’s degree required.

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Primary Location

US-Georgia-1950 Vaughn Road Kennesaw, Georgia 30144



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