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Meadwestvaco Corporation

MeadWestvaco Corporation provides packaging solutions to the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, tobacco, and home and garden industries worldwide. The company's Packaging Resources segment produces bleached paperboard, Coated Natural Kraft paperboard, and corrugated packaging products. Its Consumer Solutions segment designs and produces multi-pack cartons and packaging systems primarily for the beverage take-home and tobacco markets. This segment also offers injection-molde... Read More

Address      501 South 5th Street Richmond, VA 23219-0501 United States
Website      www.meadwestvaco.com/
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Drilling Fluids Technical

MWV is a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions.  Our fresh insights, innovative products, global manufacturing, and unparalleled service make us the partner of choice for many of the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, and tobacco industries.  Our end-market expertise is also the foundation for success in our other businesses –
Specialty Chemicals and the Community Development and Land Management Group.

We touch people’s lives every day, everywhere.  We help people keep track of their medications (Dosepak®, and Shellpak® packaging), take care of their homes and gardens (Mixor® Trigger Sprayers) and their communities (Evotherm® asphalt).  We develop products and solutions that not only grow our customers’ brands, but also improve our – and their – customers’ quality of life.  With about 15,000 employees worldwide, MWV operates in 30 countries and serves customers in more than 100 nations.  But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.


MWV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Description    
Career Opportunity:
‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’ – Albert Einstein
We believe a scientist needs a logical approach, a consistent methodology, and the ability to sense cause & effect. But to be a superior scientist, the kind we’re looking for, you need more. You need imagination. Imagination will take you places beyond the ordinary, the places where our next generation, innovative products exist.
We are expanding our oilfield chemicals business and we are looking for a Technical & Applications Specialist in Drilling Fluids to catapult our efforts in that area. As in any successful business, ours starts with the customer. We are looking for someone who can understand what the customer needs – from a product, application, and performance perspective. This understanding comes not only from the knowledge and experience they bring with them, but from working collaboratively with our business team and from superior questioning and listening skills with our customers. The superior scientist we are looking for will then develop & deliver chemical solutions to drive greater performance for our customers.
The ideal candidate will possess intuitive problem solving skills which can be applied in the laboratory and as a member of the oilfield chemicals team. Additionally the candidate will have a pioneering spirit, and the desire to get the job done right. The demands of this job are anticipated to be split 25% customer-facing and technical service, 65% development focused, and 10% working with our operations group in our manufacturing facilities.
How you will impact MWV:

    * Translate your comprehensive knowledge in the field to strengthen our presence in the Drilling Fluids  areas of oil based mud additives / systems, water based mud additives, drill-in fluid additives and systems  and other segments by developing new and improved product / system offerings.


    * Expand MWV product / system offerings in the Drilling Fluids segments by exploring opportunities with our customers and identifying the right opportunities for development. A demonstrated experience in the development of new chemistry and technology to solve challenges or improve drilling fluids and additives through patents is a plus.


    * Be an expert in how our products are used across Drilling Fluids segments, applications, and customers.


    * Characterize our product line in order to communicate value to our customer base. This characterization data will also be used for customer support and promotional literature.


    * Position the end use performance of our products through comparative analysis testing.


    * Deliver exceptional product and technical assistance to customers across the spectrum of oilfield field chemicals drilling fluid applications to solve their toughest formulating challenges. This requires superior problem solving and critical thinking skills to develop out of the box solutions, all the while maintaining a realistic focus on the level of detail needed.


    * Utilize strong verbal and written communications skills to prepare and deliver product presentations to customers, as well as in the development of technical and marketing literature. Preference will be given to an active member of SPE, IADC, or AADE who has written and presented numerous papers in the drilling fluids area.

What you need to succeed:
Preference will be given to a PhD with 5-10 years of industry experience in developing, applying and working with both internal and external customers in the development of products or systems used in the primary drilling fluid areas of oil based additives and systems, water based additives and systems and drill-in fluid additives and systems.  Knowledge of completions fluids additives and systems is a plus.
Country    United States of America
State/Province    South Carolina
City    North Charleston
Req Type    Exempt
Job Type    Full Time

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