Full-time, Part-time

Powell, TN 37849

At Dura-Line, we aspire to create a more connected world, because we believe every company, every community, every person deserves the chance to advance their lives through better access to high-speed broadband. We take pride in our state-of-the-art quality products and being recognized a key partner with all of the major telecommunications companies across the world. In one year, Dura-Line produced over 1.4 billion feet of digital network infrastructure. Dura-Line creates what connects us. Every time you pick up your cell phone, log into the internet, or use your i-anything, it's because our HDPE pathways protect that delicate string of glass called a fiber optic cable that carries everything from precious pictures of your puppy to the latest sports scores. Your safety, health, family, work, entertainment…your whole life; that's our connection.

Dura-Line is growing fast, and we are currently hiring a talented andknowledge-driven Polymer R&D Scientistat our Clinton, TN lab. We are in search of someone that has awillingness to learnand is capable of handling technical ambiguity and is resilient to change in directions. They should possessexcellent analytical & problem-solving skillsand develop their perspective on making measurements and interpreting experimental data.

In this excitingNEWandONSITErole,knowledgeis power!Learningis key! We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, dependable, and open-minded to new technology. Someone preferably with a PhD degree in polymer chemistry/science/engineering, and who has a Strong product/technology development experience including raw materials research, polymer formulations, compounding, polymer processing, product transfers to manufacturing, etc. To hit the ground running, you will need 2-5 years ofpolymer research & development hands-on experiencein a laboratory and a manufacturing/production environment.You will also needexperience in incorporating current technologies to improve existing products and explore new technologies for potential applications. Our ideal candidate needs to be highly skilled in analytical equipment, polymer chemistry, extrusion,compounding, rheology, etc. Highest criteria for technical rigor, housekeeping, and EH&S are essential. You will also need to be a great communicator and a team player. Detail-oriented and resourceful. Strong expertise in statistics and Design of Experiments is a plus, alongside six sigma certifications.

We are offering a *** $10,000 Sign-On Bonus *** for this position along with the following:
  • 401k with 6% company match (company will automatically contribute an extra 3% of your plan-eligible pay to your 401k).
  • Multi-tier benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision) that you can tailor for yourself and dependents which includes Employer paid Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, & Life Insurance
  • We also offer an inclusive relocation assistance package
  • Wellness Employee Assistance Program (EAP), paid parental leave, Fitness & Weight-loss Reimbursement
  • Additional benefits include tuition reimbursement, 11 paid company holidays, paid time off/vacation time, career development opportunities, and many other benefits in a collaborative culture that focuses on work & life balance, innovation, & teamwork.Benefits start at day one!


In addition, this includes identifying innovative product solutions, maintaining the security of laboratories, laboratory equipment, supplies, materials, expenditure records, and budget updates. Computer skills are valuable and experience using programs similar to 3D Design, analytical software, Python, MATLAB, and Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint would be highly beneficial along with learning & implementing the agile methodology in the development of new products.



Why live in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area, TN?

It is within close proximity to lakes, mountains and outdoor activities. There are many local attractions and parks and recreation. The roads are good and neighborhoods are very safe. The first thing that anybody from the Knoxville Metropolitan Area in Tennessee will tell you is how we have an amazing sense of community and friendship.

JOIN THE TEAM: Discover how Dura-Line creates what connects us. Every day, in the little ways and the big ones, our lives depend on clear, consistent, reliable communication. Check out our products, history, and testimonials and apply today at www.Dura-Line.com. 

Dura-Line is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the federal E-Verify program to verify the work eligibility of all new hires.



All employees are subject to pre-employment Background Check and Drug Screening and employment is contingent upon successful clearance of both. Dura-Line is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the federal E-Verify program to verify the work eligibility of all new hires.

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Join Our Team:Dura-Line offers all its employees an exciting work environment and provides career opportunities in a continuously growing company. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce that represents our global customer base. Check out our products, history, and testimonials atwww.Dura-Line.com

Dura-Line is part of a community of companies, known asOrbia, bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia's business groups have a collective focus on insuring food security, reducing water scarcity, reinventing the future of cities and homes, connecting communities to data infrastructure, and expanding access to health and wellness with advanced materials. The business groups include Precision Agriculture, Building and Infrastructure, Fluor, Polymer Solutions, and Data Communications, which collectively pursue human centric solutions to global challenges.

Clinton, TN, US, 37716



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Business Unit: BU Duraline USA (BU_DUR_07)

Functional Area: FA Research & Development (FA_RND_01)

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

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