R&D Chemist

Posted: 6 years80 months343 weeks2407 days ago

Company/Organization: Sonoco

Location: Hartsville, SC

Job Description :


Founded in 1899 on the belief that People Build Businesses, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized combined sales of approximately $5 billion, the Company has more than 21,000 employees working in more than 340 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco values its people and is committed to giving them every opportunity to use their talent and skills to grow themselves, their careers and our Company. We offer world-class benefits, value people and teamwork, celebrate challenges, reward success, are committed to employee satisfaction and work/life balance, and are recognized worldwide for our commitment to growing future leaders. For more information on the Company, visit our website at

This job is largely in a laboratory setting and will focus on physical and analytical testing for the entire Consumer Packaging division (Rigid Paper, Rigid Plastic, and Flexibles) and some Industrial groups at Sonoco. The intention is to develop this individual into a supervisor. Testing will support R&D, sales, marketing, and plant quality requests/projects.

This is a progression position and could be a level I or II.  Compensation and progression level will be based on candidate’s experience and education, and current business needs.


Primary Responsibilities:

Proven leadership skills and initiative
Good verbal and written communication skills (including grammatical)
Must be able to establish positive working relationships with all personnel (colleagues, plant personnel, upper management and customers)
Customer service
Advanced technical writing skills
Analytical trouble shooting skills to identify and resolve causes
Knowledge of statistics to accurately and unambiguously interpret data
Capable of prioritizing and multi-tasking (good time management & organizational skills)
Originates ideas and makes recommendations based on data generated
Create test protocols and develops test method
Attention to detail
Maintains complete and accurate work records
Works well under pressure
Motivated to acquire technical, packaging and testing knowledge. Capable of cross-training quickly
Must be able to work alone or as part of a team
Familiar with good laboratory practices and safe handling of hazardous materials.

Required Experience

Bachelor Degree in a Science related field
2 - 5 years laboratory experience


If you are interested in this position, please contact Meg@scgssm.org.