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R&D Laboratory Technician

Location: Munising, MI, United States
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Our R&D Laboratory Technician supports Mativ’s Sustainable & Adhesive Solutions.  This is an individual contributor role responsible for supporting R&D and new business development efforts by conducting lab testing, maintaining logs and record books, troubleshooting and resolving problems as well as helping with special projects across all the product lines.



  • Maintain general housekeeping and rigorously follow all safety practices;
  • Learn and run physical and analytical tests as necessary for the R&D lab and production trials;
  • Setup and conduct laboratory testing as needed including assisting with the design and development of new tests and new testing protocols (define problems, identify opportunities and develop solutions – this may include design, implementation and documentation of non-routine testing methods);
  • Blend polymer mixes for lab studies, maintain detailed recordkeeping of blends/process conditions and observations;
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and equipment (submit work requests as needed);
  • Complete projects on time by assigned project team, attending and participating in group and project meetings;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required;
  • Comply with company policies.




Associate degree (A. A.) in chemistry, engineering or applicable technical field is desired; and/or > 3 years related experience and/or training in papermaking, paper coating production or in an analytical/Quality lab.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.

  • Ability to learn, analyze, interpret results from numerous testing equipment; general business instructions, or technical procedures;
  • Good communication skills: 
    • ability to write trial reports, procedures, business communications, or other as needed;
    • ability to effectively share information and respond to questions from other Scientists, Process     Leaders, Sales, and Marketing individuals;
  • Good math skills – the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations;
  • Ability to collect data, establish facts, problem-solving, and draw valid conclusions;


  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, be self-motivated, and multi-task;
  • Must have a can-do open-minded attitude and a natural bias towards discovering opportunities (developmental curiosity);
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word;
  • Ability to operate in an ethical and professional manner demonstrating a high degree of integrity.

What we offer

As a Mativ employee, you’ll have access to a variety of benefit programs designed to help you no matter your stage of life.

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Consumer-Driven Health Plan (CDHP)
  • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage
  • Paid vacation and competitive personal time off
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Employee assistance programs – available 24/7 to you and your family



Mativ Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in specialty materials headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company makes material impacts on the world every day through a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions that solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We manufacture on three continents and generate sales in nearly 100 countries through our family of business-to-business and consumer product brands. The company’s two segments, Filtration & Advanced Materials and Sustainable & Adhesive Solutions, target premium applications across diversified and growing end-markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging and more. Our broad portfolio of technologies combines polymers, fibers, and resins to optimize the performance of our customers’ products across multiple stages of the value chain. Our leading positions are a testament to our best-in-class global manufacturing, supply chain, and materials science capabilities. We drive innovation and enhance performance, finding potential in the impossible.



Mativ and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.