OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Co-Op Pilot Plant

    Job Locations US-OH-Mogadore
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/9/2019 11:16 AM)
    Job ID
    Technology & New Product Development
  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    Co-op will work with R&D engineers, lab technicians, and operators in various aspects of the latex polymer scale-up process. Specific duties include learning quality-testing procedures, working with P&IDs, understanding batch polymerization, and assisting in creating procedures and recipes for various polymer batches.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Attend daily operations meeting
    • Observe process hazard analysis for various parts of the plant
    • Modify/create polymer batch recipes
    • Utilize excel to perform/optimize various tasks
    • Modify/create process and instrumentation diagrams
    • Validate JHA and SOP procedures for all work
    • Work with operators/technicians to create a safe work environment
    • Learn and utilize different analytical techniques for determining quality of materials created
    • Work on various plant improvement projects
    • Attend all safety meetings and participate in safety inspections

    Who you are...

    • High School diploma/GED
    • Enrolled as full-time student in accredited college or university
    • 1-3 years of experience
    • Prior internship/co-op experience preferred
    • Must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • GPA must be maintained to remain eligible for the program
    • Willing to commit to Pilot Plant for multiple rotations
    • Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in an applicable field of study
    • Self-starter with great initiative
    • Ability to work independently
    • Strong interpersonal communication
    • Must be capable and interested in working in a team environment

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Previous lab experience
    • Experience using various engineering software programs
    • Experience in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

    Working Requirements

    • 40 hour work week with a day schedule

    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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