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Franklin International, world class manufacturer of Titebond products, is looking for a full time Technical Service Representative. This position is responsible for serving as a technical expert with regard to the use and application of Franklin’s products and supporting internal and external customers.
Fundamental Job Tasks:
>Enhances customer satisfaction by partnering with customers to develop solutions to problems.
>Gathers and interprets information from technical data, experience, and co-workers to better answer questions and formulate answers.
>Expands technical knowledge by product testing, researching, training, and interaction with technical staff members.
>Uses test equipment to collect information on properties and performance of products and evaluates the test results based upon acceptance criteria.
>Fosters cross-training and product improvement by analyzing and reporting on information developed from customer contact and/or product testing.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Technical BS degree (wood technology preferred) with 0 – 3 years of experience. Must have mechanical aptitude for designing, operating, and troubleshooting product dispensing, testing and processing equipment. Analytical skills necessary to identify and resolve problems, as well as superior communication skills are required. Travel is required 10-20% of the time.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A., Franklin International was established in 1935 and today is among the largest privately held manufacturers of adhesives, sealants and polymers for commercial and industrial applications. Franklin integrates its core competency – emulsion polymerization – into a broad product offering, including glues, adhesives, hot melts, binders, sizing compounds and more. These products are distributed across six continents for use in construction, furniture manufacturing, millwork, paper converting, pressure-sensitive products and fiberglass reinforcement.
Franklin International is proud of our family-friendly atmosphere. We are small enough that people know your name, but big enough to have the resources available to do some amazing things within our industry. Our award-winning benefits program includes a wide range of benefits from medical, dental, and vision insurance to more unique options like a free on-site fitness center, nurse health coach, 529 Plan matching, and adoption support. Our average employee tenure is over twelve years; learn why at www.FranklinInternational.com.
The Forest and Wildlife Research Center/College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University is seeking to fill a 12-month, Tenure-track, fulltime, Assistant/Associate Professor Position with research, teaching and service responsibilities in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and high potential in fundamental aspects of adhesion technology which may include resins, coatings, polymers, engineered composites, polymer chemistry, or similar field. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, from an accredited institution of higher learning in either wood science/forest products/sustainable bioproducts or an allied scientific discipline such as polymer science, engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, or other as appropriate. Two years of experience is preferred in forest products/sustainable bioproducts or a related field with respect to proposing; securing extramural funding; conducting, producing, and publishing applied and basic research results. Primary responsibilities include: develop and conduct a program of research in forest products/sustainable bioproducts with an emphasis on research and development in adhesives technology, composites engineering, polymer chemistry, or related field; build a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program; collaborate within the Department, College, and University as well as with external stakeholders such as industry, other universities, government and nongovernmental organizations; teach undergraduate and graduate courses as appropriate, advise students, assist in programmatic, curriculum development, and other departmental responsibilities as appropriate. The applicant must demonstrate strong communication skills and will be expected to develop a national reputation in sustainable bioproducts as well as maintain a focus on adding value to state- and regional-based stakeholders. Application Process: All applicants must apply on line at http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ , Attach required documents (in one pdf file): a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Research Plan, transcripts of all degrees, and two letters of professional recommendation (option: the letters of recommendation may be sent directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org ). Screening of applications will begin January 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Skype/video conference Interviews may be requested. NOTE: Official transcripts of all degrees will be required upon employment.
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.More
The 1st International Conference on Timber Structures is being organised by the Wessex Institute in collaboration with the Technical Centre of Wood Industry in Belgium.
Rapid advances have recently been made in the development and processing of innovative ecologically friendly wood products. A wide range of new structural shapes can now be fabricated and used to construct buildings and bridges which have minimal impact on the environment. Wood is particularly attractive since it is renewable and has no carbon footprint when it is harvested in a sustainable way. Timber structures are ecologically sound and comparatively low cost. The material lends itself to innovative design and new types of composites offer reliable, robust and safe materials.
The Conference will explore the latest developments in wood products and their application as structural components with emphasis on new research and real applications. It is intended to provide a platform for the presentation and discussion between researchers and practitioners of new and innovative ideas in this important field.
The Michigan Technological University (MTU) School of Forest Resources and Environmental
Science (SFRES) is seeking outstanding and motivated applicants for a 3-year Graduate
Research Assistantship at PhD level to study lignocellulosic biomaterials, focusing on lignin
utilization and biomass-based carbon. The assistantship includes full stipend and tuition.
Applicants must have strong background in organic chemistry and polymer science. A degree in
chemistry, applied chemistry, chemical engineering, and research experience in renewable
biopolymers is preferred. Preference will also be given to applicants with a Master’s degree. The
applicants must be willing to collaborate with others and able to work as a team member.
To apply, create one single PDF file including: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3)
unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate courses; and (4) contact information of three
references. International applicants whose first language is not English must include unofficial
GRE and TOEFL scores. In the cover letter, please explain your qualification, research interest,
and research experience related to this position. Please name the PDF file with your last name
and email it to Dr. Xinfeng Xie (email@example.com). In the email subject line type “Re:
Lignocellulosic Biomaterials Assistantship”. Reviewing of applications will begin immediately
and continue until the position is filled. Desirable candidates will be invited to submit their
official applications to MTU Graduate School.
Please contact Dr. Xinfeng Xie (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Professor of Forest Biomaterials,
for more information.
The student will be based in Houghton, Michigan within MTU SFRES. MTU is located in
Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior, an excellent place for
outdoor adventure. Houghton, Michigan is a safe and friendly community
(see www.mtu.edu/international/admissions/community/ for more about life in the area).
IAWS celebrated its 50th anniversary in the city where the Academy was founded in 1966; Paris, France from June 1 to 6, 2016. Over 70 attendees from 20 countries were treated to an excellent conference with the theme: ‘Wood Science for the Future,’ held in the historic rooms of the French Academy of Agriculture in central Paris near the Seine River. Thirty technical talks were presented related to the theme of the conference. SWST has had several of its members elected to the Academy since its inception and three of us participated in the celebration.
SWST was represented by Salim Hiziroglu, myself, and Barry Goodell with wife, Jody Jellison.
Gerd Wegener from the Technical University of Munich was honored with the Academy Lecture for his outstanding achievements in wood science and his long-year support of the Academy, e.g. as the editor-in-chief of our journal ‘Wood Science and Technology ’ from 1996-2013.’ His Leture‘ 1966-2016: Science and Use of Wood in a Changing World’ focused on the increasing global role of forests and wood utilization for a future post-fossil society. Another highlight of the conference was the presentation by Michaela Zauner who won the 2015 IAWS PhD Award for an outstanding thesis/dissertation research at the PhD level from ETH in Zürich, Switzerland. Her topic was ‘In-situ Synchrotron-Based Tomographic Microscopy of Uniaxial Loaded Wood: In-situ Testing Device, Procedures and Experimental Investigations.’
Group photo of conference participants in the lecture hall of the building of the French Academy of Agriculture
Following the technical program, 18 of us went on a 3-day tour, which included the historic city of Reims, champagne tasting near Epernay, teaching and research activities in wood engineering at ENSTIB (Advanced National School of Technology and Wood Industries). On the final day INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) in Nancy-Champenoux presented to the group its various research activities in the field of forestry and wood.
Technical Services Manager, Wood Protection
Evaluates and executes technical service and product development projects in area of wood protection for internal and external customers. Conducts applied research to produce new commercial products and new end uses of experimental and existing products. Evaluates customer projects and provides solutions.
Accountable for leading the wood protection testing as well as the evaluation of various products to ensure compatibility with existing and new product applications. Maintains contact with customers’ scientific community in order to resolve inquiries in a cost effective and timely manner. Reports progress of research work and significance of the results to management.
Director, Wood Protection
WORKS CLOSELY WITH:
Science & Technology, Marketing, Sales, and Operations
Florham Park, NJ
MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE:
- Completion of projects on a timely basis
- Timely and accurate solution of customer issues
- Quantity and quality of new products developed
- Quantity and quality of technical service projects that are completed that lead to product approvals
Research Lab, Drier Lab, Science & Technology, and IT
- Lead the testing and evaluations of existing and potential product applications in order to satisfy customer requests in a timely manner. Provide technical guidance to sales personnel so that customer applications can be better understood.
- Conduct various competitive product comparisons and evaluations so that the marketing function can promote existing and/or new product applications in order to secure a competitive advantage.
- Maintain communication as technical liaison with customers and potential customers so that product applications can be fully realized.
- Based on applied research, establish or modify existing or new testing standards and methods so that customer applications testing can be conducted in a more profitable manner.
- Lead and oversee the publication of accurate testing and evaluation of customer applications.
- Keep abreast of scientific developments in order to provide the company with the best knowledge and information necessary to maintain the company’s competitive position.
- Develop data for use in the preparation of marketing literature for the introduction and promotion of new or revised products.
- Prepare summary tables with experimental results of experiments as well as monthly and other periodic reports on the results of all lab work being conducted
- Develop formulas, processes, techniques, and methods for solutions to technical problems affecting marketability of various products.
- Evaluate and select laboratory equipment in a cost effective manner that continues to satisfy customer requirements.
- Maintain laboratory equipment and ensures that materials and equipment required are available. Ensures lab is stocked with adequate inventory of needed materials so no project is delayed due to lack of material or equipment.
- Confer with scientific and engineering communities regarding research of solutions to problems and prepares technical and laboratory reports for management review and evaluation.
- Collaborate with other Troy scientists to execute multidisciplinary projects leading to new or improved products and processes.
- Keep abreast of scientific and competitive information in order maintain state-of-the–art knowledge.
- Perform other duties and special projects upon request.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master’s of Science in Forest Products/Wood Science or equivalent or Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Products/ Wood Science, along with minimum two years’ experience within the Wood Preservation or allied industry. Knowledge of laboratory and production equipment and laboratory skills required.
ADA ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS:
Duties one through twelve
SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED:
Works under general management direction. Takes independent action and receives limited guidance on technical or professional aspects of job duties.
TITLE: Wood Composites Technologist
DATE: September 2016
DEPT: Advanced Structures and Composites Center
REPORTS TO: Sr. Laboratory Operations Manager, Wood Composites Manager
Purpose: The purpose of this position is to conduct and manage the many wood-related projects in thelaboratory. To identify industrial partners in the composites industry, to develop proposals for federal,state and industry-funded R&D and demonstration programs in cooperation with industry partners, andto manage industry-cooperative R&D programs.
Background: Established by the National Science Foundation in 1996, the Advanced Structures andComposites Center is a recognized leader in the development of advanced materials in structural, civil infrastructure, offshore wind, defense, and boatbuilding applications. The Center is housed in a world-leading 100,000 ft 2 laboratory and typically employs 150-200 faculty, staff and students. The Center regularly conducts 100-200 active research projects at any point in time and has received numerous national awards of excellence for its research and development activities including from the AmericanComposites Manufacturing Association, SAMPE, SNAME, the American Society of Civil Engineers, theAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Federal Highway Administration.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of applicants has been received. To view a full job description and to apply for this position go to: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=36429&job=wood- composites-technologist and provide the following information:
The contact information of three (3) references
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience of the successful candidate. This position is contingent upon funding and successful performance. Evaluation will take place in the initial six months of employment and annually thereafter in accordance with the UMPSA agreement.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings,