Research & Development/Sciences
064051 Requisition #
Who is Georgia-Pacific?Watch to find out!

Are you seeking a career where you use your skills and passion to drive innovation and transformation in a challenging environment? Georgia-Pacific Cellulose has an immediate opening for an R&D Applications Technician at our Cellulose Technology & Innovation Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The successful candidate will create value by utilizing technical and analytical skills to support new product development and product improvement in a collaborative team-based environment.  This is an exciting opportunity offering technical challenges and flexibility in a variety of work settings to include the lab, pilot plant and our mills.  If this opportunity excites you, we’d like to learn more about you!

At Georgia-Pacific, we believe a job is more than just a job. We see each role as a career and a way to advance your knowledge and skills to not only better your life, but also the communities we serve and society as a whole. We are committed to explore, invent, & adopt technology resulting in real value-based solutions. Operating under the Market-Based Management philosophy, we seek entrepreneurial individuals that have a passion for creating value through their work.  If you would like to work for a company that appreciate and recognizes its employees’ innovative contributions, this could be the right opportunity for you. Come see what we have to offer!


A Day in The Life Typically Includes:

  • Taking initiative to execute projects and troubleshooting independently or with limited supervision

  • Designing and conducting testing and trials by creating experimental plans and collaborating with others for feedback

  • Performing routine testing and product development

  • Working safely and collaboratively in a high-performance, fast-paced research and development environment to include interaction with cross-functional teams

  • Providing written technical reports and lab test summaries, as required

  • Possessing meticulous attention to detail, good problem-solving and decision-making skills

  • Independently managing calendar and priorities to maximize value and results

  • Possessing strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously

  • Leading safety best practices and good laboratory techniques

  • Learning and using pertinent cellulose chemistry principles


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry or Natural Science

  • Internship or work experience in science related lab environment

  • Willing and able to lift up to 30 pounds

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Software such as Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint

  • Willing and able to work flexible hours to include overtime, evenings, weekends, and holiday as business requires

  • Willing and able to travel an average 25% of the time as travel may flex based on business needs

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or Natural Science-related field
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience working in a R&D, lab, or manufacturing process environment

  • Experience in method development and wet chemistry skills

  • Experience and exposure learning and using pertinent cellulose chemistry principles

  • Experience working and/or troubleshooting industrial equipment using mechanical aptitude and principles

  • Knowledge of lab safety best practices

  • Knowledge in basic statistics

  • Knowledge of cellulose chemistry

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

Follow us GP-LinkedIn GP-Twitter GP-Facebook GP-YouTube

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Previous Job Searches